Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1963 (1917 - 2012) MP

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Birthplace: London, Greater London, UK
Death: Died
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Immediate Family

    • Richenda
      wife
    • Stewart
      son
    • Janet Rachel
      daughter
    • Stewart Leonard
      son
    • Camilla Rosalind
      daughter
    • Eleanor Bruce
      daughter
    • Henrietta Catherine
      daughter
    • Clare Marjory Pease
      daughter
    • Leonard
      father

About Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1963

Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, OM, FRS (born 22 November 1917, Hampstead, London) is an English physiologist and biophysicist, who won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his experimental and mathematical work with Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin on the basis of nerve action potentials, the electrical impulses that enable the activity of an organism to be coordinated by a central nervous system. Hodgkin and Huxley shared the prize that year with John Carew Eccles, who was cited for research on synapses. Hodgkin and Huxley's findings led the pair to hypothesize the existence of ion channels, which were isolated only decades later. Together with the Swiss physiologist Robert Stämpfli he evidenced the existence of saltatory conduction in myelinated nerve fibres.

Huxley was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London on 17 March 1955. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on 12 November 1974. Sir Andrew was then appointed to the Order of Merit on 11 November 1983.

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Sir Andrew Huxley, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1963's Timeline

1917
November 17, 1917
London, Greater London, UK
1947
1947
Age 29
2012
May 30, 2012
Age 94