Imperial College London Centenary
About Imperial
About ImperialContacts/getting hereAlumniResearchCoursesAbout this site
Select your text size  for this site here: Small Text Normal Text Large Text Extra Large Text

Note: Some of the graphical elements of this site are only visible to browsers that support accepted web standards. The content of this site is, however, accessible to any browser or Internet device.


Inaugural Hounsfield Memorial Lecture to be given at Imperial

Imperial College London Press Invitation

For immediate release
Monday 7 February 2005

Imperial College London is to host the inaugural Hounsfield Lecture in memory of imaging scientist and Nobel Laureate Sir Godfrey Hounsfield.

The lecture, to be held on Thursday 10th February at Imperial's South Kensington Campus will be given by Dr Robert Balaban, Scientific Director of the Division of Intramural Research at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, USA.

Sir Godfrey Hounsfield received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1979 for his work on developing computer-assisted tomography (CAT scanning), the greatest transformation in non-invasive medical diagnosis since Wilhelm Röntgen discovered x-rays in 1895.

After winning the Nobel Prize, Sir Godfrey spent 10 years working in the Royal Brompton CMR Unit looking at how to compensate for the problems of motion in cardiac magnetic resonance. It was to honour this association that the Imperial College London Imaging Sciences Centre sought to use his name for an Annual Lecture, and following his death in August 2004, it was decided to make it a memorial lecture.

In addition to the lecture, there will also be a poster presentation by students at Imperial working in Imaging Sciences.

The lecture will be held in Lecture Theatre G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington campus, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ.

To attend the lecture, please contact Andy Brown on +44 (0)20 7594 8142, or email


For further information, please contact (media only):

Tony Stephenson Imperial College London Press Office Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 6712 Mobile: +44 (0)7753 739 766 E-mail:

Notes to editors:

About Imperial College London

Consistently rated in the top three UK university institutions, Imperial College London is a world leading science-based university whose reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts students (11,000) and staff (6,000) of the highest international quality. Innovative research at the College explores the interface between science, medicine, engineering and management and delivers practical solutions that enhance the quality of life and the environment - underpinned by a dynamic enterprise culture. Website: