The technique of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) was invented soon after the end of the Second World War, and over the next fifteen years or so it developed in several countries, being applied both to physics and to chemistry. From the beginning of the 1960s it was studied intensely in the then Physics Department at Nottingham University, where applications to medicine were also made. Important work was also carried at the University of Aberdeen. In this decade Peter Mansfield (later Sir Peter) developed the technique of Magnetic Resonant Imaging, which was essentially NMR applied to the human body. For this work he was to share the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2003.
In this meeting there will be talks on the early development of NMR, and on the work leading to MRI in Aberdeen and Nottingham. There will also be talks on a number of recent developments of the topic.
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