Sir Peter Mansfield

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Sir Peter Mansfield, Nobel laureate and Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham. Although our hearing team didn't work with Peter directly, we did start off the early days of auditory functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) using the imaging system that he and his colleagues built at the University of Nottingham. Peter was always a familiar face at Nottingham's Magnetic Resonance Centre (now part of the new Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre). Sir Peter was a leading pioneer in his field, and a great ambassador for the University of Nottingham. Our thoughts are with his family.

For more information about Sir Peter's life, work and lasting legacy please visit The following link also includes an overview of the history of MRI, including a fascinating excerpt from the BBC Tomorrow's World programme in the 1970s, all about the development of MRI with Peter and members of his team:

The University has set up an online book of condolence and a picture gallery of Sir Peter through the years.

   Sir Peter with original MRI scanner     Sir Peter Mansfield with the MRI scanner as it looks today

                Sir Peter with the original MRI trials                         Sir Peter with an MRI scanner as it looks today