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The Epilogue

Peter Mansfield

in The Long Road to Stockholm

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199664542
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191758461 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664542.003.0016
The Epilogue

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The author's eldest brother, Conrad William Mansfield was born in 1924. He served in the Fleet Air Arm during WW2. He married Lena and had a daughter, Carolyn. He later divorced to marry Isobel, a Chinese lady he met while visiting Kowloon, China. His brother Sidney George Mansfield was born in 1927. He served in the Royal Navy from 1944-1946, when he returned to his job at E.R.Watts. Professor Erwin Hahn is one of the founder fathers of NMR. The author came across his PhD thesis while he was in the Physics Department Library, Urbana, Illinois. He was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in 2000. They collaborated on the organisation and editing of the Royal Society book “NMR Imaging”. Professor Brian Worthington, a neuro-radiologist, collaborated with the author for over 2 decades until his untimely death on 9 December, 2007. As their collaboration grew, he became convinced that EPI was the way to go, so spent time spreading the word about EPI wherever he travelled. Professor Donald Longmore a consultant at the National Heart Hospital, London, has long been a champion of MRI and EPI since he kindly invited him to present a paper on MRI at an International Symposium held at the University of York in 1980. Sir Rex Richards, always strongly supportive of MRI, tried his best to persuade the University of Oxford to create a personal Professorship for him in the Physics Department. After many visits to Oxford he lost interest in Oxford. Professor Charles Slichter invited me, as a post-doc to join him in 1962. More recently he was invited to accept an Honorary Degree in Physics at the University of Leipzig, in 2006. On arrival, he was surprised to find that Charlie, who was collaborating scientifically with Jurgen Haase, his host while in Leipzig, was already in Leipzig with his wife Anne. Professor Jack G Powles. They have kept in touch over the years, since he was one of his students in 1964. He and Jill came to his 65th birthday conference organised by Peter Morris. In 2002 Jean and the author were invited to Jack’s 80th birthday celebration, held in a small hotel near to their home in South Wales. He met Jack and John Strange again at the BRSG conference in 2004, held in Oxford.

Keywords: Conrad and Sidney Mansfield; Hahn; Worthington; Longmore; Richards; Slichter; Powles

Chapter.  4931 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Physics

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