Tufts University, an ALERT partner university, will be hosting the
Conference on Modern Challenges in Imaging: In the Footsteps of Allan MacLeod Cormack
on August 5-9, 2019. Cormack was a Tufts University professor from 1957 to 1995. During this time, his work provided the mathematical foundations of computed tomography (CT), making it possible to “see into” an object without physically breaking it open. Cormack won the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for this work. 40 years later, the international conference on Modern Challenges in Imaging will honor the achievements of Tufts University's only Nobel Laureate and keep his thriving legacy up by gathering top international researchers in mathematics, engineering, science, and medicine.