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Godfrey N. Hounsfield

Godfrey N. Hounsfield

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1979
Co Nobelists Allan M. Cormack

Award: "for the development of computer assisted tomography."

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Godfrey Hounsfield was very frugal. He was not one to spend much money on himself. He even declined the offer of a sabbatical by his employer, EMI. He used a small amount of his Nobel Prize money to buy scientific material to use in the living room of his small house. In 1972 Hounsfield was awarded the MacRobert award by the Council of Engineering Institutions. He placed the prize money of £25,000 in reserve to be used for any new research idea that would come to his mind.

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Name: Godfrey N. Hounsfield
Birth: 28 August 1919, Newark, United Kingdom
Death: 12 August 2004, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Institution: Central Research Laboratories, EMI, London, United Kingdom
Award: "for the development of computer assisted tomography."
Portion of Cash: 1/2
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