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Paul Lauterbur

1929 - 2007

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Paul Christian Lauterbur (May 6, 1929 – March 27, 2007) was an American chemist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 with Peter Mansfield for his work which made the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) possible.Lauterbur was a professor at Stony Brook University from 1963 until 1985, where he conducted his research for the development of the MRI. In 1985 he became a professor along with his wife Joan at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 22 years until his death in Urbana. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Lauterbur has received more than 253,731 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Paul Lauterbur is the 151st most popular chemist (up from 159th in 2019), the 1,060th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,182nd in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Chemist.

Paul Lauterbur was a physician, chemist, and physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 for his work in developing the MRI.

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Among chemists, Paul Lauterbur ranks 151 out of 509Before him are Robert F. Furchgott, Kurt Wüthrich, Sune Bergström, Jerome Karle, Hennig Brand, and Ignacy Mościcki. After him are Stanley Miller, Paul Flory, Harry Kroto, George Andrew Olah, John Frederic Daniell, and Wilfrid Voynich.

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Among people born in 1929, Paul Lauterbur ranks 69Before him are Pierre Brice, Gudrun Burwitz, Stirling Moss, Werner Arber, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, and Violeta Chamorro. After him are Bruno Cremer, George Stinney, Lennart Johansson, Claes Oldenburg, Jean-Joseph Sanfourche, and Alfred Moisiu. Among people deceased in 2007, Paul Lauterbur ranks 30Before him are Ernst Otto Fischer, Momofuku Ando, Kai Siegbahn, Nils Liedholm, Richard Rorty, and Abdul Rahman Arif. After him are Stanley Miller, Lois Maxwell, Marcheline Bertrand, Henri Troyat, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, and Vladimir Kryuchkov.

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Among people born in United States, Paul Lauterbur ranks 1,060 out of 18,182Before him are Diane Arbus (1923), Dennis Rodman (1961), Powers Boothe (1948), John Grisham (1955), Daniel Goleman (1946), and Noah Gordon (1926). After him are Stanley Miller (1930), Joseph Murray (1919), Paul Flory (1910), Dean Stockwell (1936), Courteney Cox (1964), and Butch Cassidy (1866).

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Among chemists born in United States, Paul Lauterbur ranks 27Before him are Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Paul Berg (1926), Robert W. Holley (1922), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), and Jerome Karle (1918). After him are Stanley Miller (1930), Paul Flory (1910), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), Paul D. Boyer (1918), Robert S. Mulliken (1896), and Wallace Carothers (1896).