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 www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2017/february/tributes-to-professor-sir-peter-mansfield.aspx. 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: www.nottingham.ac.uk/connectonline/searchlight/2016/mri-and-nottingham.aspx.
Sir Peter with the original MRI trials Sir Peter with an MRI scanner as it looks today