Andrew Huxley

1917 - 2012

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Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley (22 November 1917 – 30 May 2012) was an English physiologist and biophysicist. He was born into the prominent Huxley family. After leaving Westminster School in central London, he went to Trinity College, Cambridge, on a scholarship, after which he joined Alan Hodgkin to study nerve impulses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrew Huxley has received more than 355,079 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Andrew Huxley is the 268th most popular physicist (down from 223rd in 2019), the 746th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 712th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular British Physicist.

Andrew Huxley is most famous for his work on the structure of the muscle fiber and the organization of the sarcomere.

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Among physicists, Andrew Huxley ranks 268 out of 851Before him are Julian Schwinger, John Cockcroft, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Daniel Rutherford, John Vincent Atanasoff, and Allan MacLeod Cormack. After him are Jagadish Chandra Bose, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, Hugh David Politzer, Johannes Rydberg, Edmond Becquerel, and August Kundt.

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Among people born in 1917, Andrew Huxley ranks 49Before him are Mel Ferrer, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Danielle Darrieux, Edward Norton Lorenz, Jack Kirby, and Manolete. After him are John Cornforth, Violeta Parra, Maurice Duverger, William Standish Knowles, Leonora Carrington, and Chung Il-kwon. Among people deceased in 2012, Andrew Huxley ranks 45Before him are Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Sergey Sokolov, Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, E. Donnall Thomas, Carl Woese, and Erland Josephson. After him are Stephen Covey, Rauf Denktaş, F. Sherwood Rowland, George Armitage Miller, Hebe Camargo, and William Standish Knowles.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Andrew Huxley ranks 746 out of 8,785Before him are Percy Fawcett (1867), Tom Jones (1940), Alfred Molina (1953), J. L. Austin (1911), Arthur Cayley (1821), and John Macleod (1876). After him are Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982), E. H. Carr (1892), Louise of Great Britain (1724), Edgar F. Codd (1923), Margaret Rutherford (1892), and Mike Hawthorn (1929).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Andrew Huxley ranks 32Before him are Patrick Blackett (1897), Brian Josephson (1940), Charles Wheatstone (1802), David Brewster (1781), John Cockcroft (1897), and Daniel Rutherford (1749). After him are Osborne Reynolds (1842), Anthony James Leggett (1938), Nevill Francis Mott (1905), Freeman Dyson (1923), James Jeans (1877), and William Whewell (1794).