Elected: 1983
Discipline: Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences
Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley OM PPRS HonFREng HonFRSE
Professor Sir Andrew Huxley, widely regarded as one of Britain’s most eminent scientists and great university administrators, the former master of Trinity College, Cambridge, shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1963 with Sir Alan Hodgkin, a lifelong friend and collaborator, and with Australian scientist Sir John Eccles, who was cited for research on synapses. They received the prize for unravelling the biophysical mechanism of nerve impulses which control muscle action.

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