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Andrew Huxley

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Sir Andrew Huxley (November 22, 1917 - May 30, 2012) was a neurophysiologist who won the Nobel prize in medicine in 1963, shared with Alan Hodgkin and John Eccles, for discovering the mechanism by which nerve impulses (action potentials) traverse neurons. He was knighted in 1974 and received the Order of Merit in 1983. Like his grandfather, Thomas Huxley, he served as president of the Royal Society. He was also master at Trinity College, Oxford.

Like his grandfather, who coined the term, he self-identified as an agnostic.

Obituary in The Economist, June 16, 2012