PAUL LAUTERBUR Biography - Pioneers, Explorers & inventors


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Name: Paul Lauterbur                                                                   
Born: May 6, 1929 Sidney, Ohio, USA                                                     
Died: March 27, 2007 Residence USA                                                     
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.                                                                         
Dr. Lauterbur was a professor along with his wife Joan at the University of             
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 22 years until his death in Urbana. He never           
stopped working with undergraduates on research, and he served as a professor of       
chemistry, with appointments in bioengineering, biophysics and computational           
biology at the Center for Advanced Study.