Allan McLeod Cormack Biography

Allan McLeod Cormack Biography

Allan McLeod Cormack biography: Allan McLeod was a physicist from South Africa who won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his project that was based on x-ray computed tomography.

Allan McLeod Age, Education, Career and Death.

Allan McLeod was born on 23rd February, 1924 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Allan McLeod studied at Rondebosch Boys’ High School in Cape Town. In 1944, he graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B.Sc. in physics and in 1945, he achieved an M.Sc. in crystallography from the same university. In 1947, he became a doctoral student at Cambridge University.

Allan McLeod became a professor at Tufts University in 1957. His interest in x-ray technology led to his contribution in CT scanning. He was a member of International Academy of Science.

Allan McLeod received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1979 and a National Medal of Science in 1990.

Allan McLeod was married to Barbara Seavey.

Allan McLeod died on 7th May, 1998nin Winchester, United States due to cancer.


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