Peter Mansfield

1933 - 2017

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Sir Peter Mansfield (9 October 1933 – 8 February 2017) was a British physicist who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared with Paul Lauterbur, for discoveries concerning Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Mansfield has received more than 283,013 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Peter Mansfield is the 376th most popular physicist (down from 301st in 2019), the 1,385th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,026th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular British Physicist.

Peter Mansfield is most famous for his work in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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Over the past year Peter Mansfield has had the most page views in the with 41,469 views, followed by Chinese (3,404), and Spanish (3,346). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latin (1,126.09%), Galician (215.34%), and Malagasy (140.42%)


Among physicists, Peter Mansfield ranks 376 out of 851Before him are Carlo Matteucci, Vladimir Shukhov, Carl Wieman, Yoshio Nishina, Jurij Vega, and Homi J. Bhabha. After him are John Mauchly, Nathan Rosen, Ralph Asher Alpher, Georgy Flyorov, Duncan Haldane, and Hiroshi Amano.

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Among people born in 1933, Peter Mansfield ranks 124Before him are Wayne Shorter, Cissy Houston, Viktor Patsayev, Marcos Alonso, Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria, and Américo Lopes. After him are Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Hossein Nasr, Yasukazu Tanaka, György Konrád, Emanuel Ungaro, and Ko Un. Among people deceased in 2017, Peter Mansfield ranks 115Before him are Roger Ailes, Tobe Hooper, Roger Pingeon, Peter Abrahams, Heinz Kessler, and Tom Petty. After him are Ángel Nieto, Jiro Taniguchi, Azzedine Alaïa, Brian Aldiss, Shadia, and Robert James Waller.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Mansfield ranks 1,385 out of 8,785Before him are W. T. Stead (1849), John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset (1404), John Newton (1725), Williamina Fleming (1857), John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (1384), and Beau Brummell (1778). After him are John Bowring (1792), Hannah Chaplin (1865), Peter Mayhew (1944), Adrian Newey (1958), Vidal Sassoon (1928), and Victor McLaglen (1886).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Peter Mansfield ranks 43Before him are James Jeans (1877), William Whewell (1794), Joseph Swan (1828), John Stewart Bell (1928), William Sturgeon (1783), and Stephen Hales (1677). After him are Duncan Haldane (1951), John Henry Poynting (1852), John Canton (1718), John Dollond (1706), Louis Harold Gray (1905), and William Watson (1715).