Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, Nobel Prize

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Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, Nobel Prize

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Birthplace: Hampstead, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 30, 2012 (94)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
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Son of Leonard Huxley and Rosalind Huxley
Husband of Jocelyn Richenda Gammell Pease
Father of Private; Stewart Leonard Huxley; Private; Private; Private and 1 other
Brother of Maj. David Bruce Huxley
Half brother of Sir Julian Sorell Huxley, FRS; Noel Trevelyan Huxley; Aldous Huxley; Margaret Arnold Huxley and Thomas Huxley

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About Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, Nobel Prize

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 Fielding Huxley, Nobel Prize's Timeline

1917
November 22, 1917
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
2012
May 30, 2012
Age 94
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom