Professor of Physiology at London.
English physiologist and biophysicist , who won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work with 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 StÃ¤mpfli 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.