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Prof. Andrew Fielding Huxley

Male 1917 - 2012  (94 years)    Has 6 ancestors and 6 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Andrew Fielding Huxley 
    Prefix Prof. 
    Birth 22 Nov 1917  Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Prominent People 1963 
    Death 30 May 2012 
    Siblings 1 Sibling 
    Person ID I25652  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Andrew Huxley at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2016 

    Father Leonard Huxley,   b. 11 Dec 1860   d. 2 May 1933 (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Rosalind Bruce   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F272183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jocelyn Richenda Gammell Pease,   b. 1925   d. 2003 (Age 78 years) 
    Marriage 1947 
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    Family ID F10784  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 

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    • 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 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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