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 graduating from Westminster School in Central London, from where he won a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, he joined Alan Lloyd Hodgkin to study nerve impulses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrew Huxley has received more than 251,272 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Andrew Huxley is the 261st most popular physicist (down from 211th in 2019), the 864th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 554th in 2019) and the 37th 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 261 out of 721Before him are Rainer Weiss, Edme Mariotte, Ivar Giaever, Peter Mansfield, Ettore Majorana, and Jerome Isaac Friedman. After him are Carlo Rubbia, Zhores Alferov, Theodor W. Hänsch, Ernest Walton, Makoto Kobayashi, and Brian Josephson.

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Among people born in 1917, Andrew Huxley ranks 56Before him are Vera Lynn, Leonid Hurwicz, Leonora Carrington, Masahiko Kimura, John Kendrew, and Barry Nelson. After him are David McClelland, John Fenn, Carson McCullers, Robert Bloch, Herbert A. Hauptman, and Jane Wyman. Among people deceased in 2012, Andrew Huxley ranks 53Before him are Chavela Vargas, Carl Woese, Etta James, Joseph Murray, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, and Lucio Dalla. After him are Harry Harrison, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Paul L. Smith, F. Sherwood Rowland, Scott McKenzie, and Ben Gazzara.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Andrew Huxley ranks 864 out of 6,924Before him are Philippa of England (1394), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), Colin Maclaurin (1698), Edward Whymper (1840), Ebenezer Howard (1850), and Rob Roy MacGregor (1671). After him are Norman Angell (1872), Bill Shankly (1913), Alexander II of Scotland (1198), Peter Benenson (1921), Francis Hutcheson (1694), and H. H. Asquith (1852).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Andrew Huxley ranks 37Before him are Anthony James Leggett (1938), Daniel Rutherford (1749), Nevill Francis Mott (1905), Patrick Blackett (1897), John Kendrew (1917), and Peter Mansfield (1933). After him are Brian Josephson (1940), Charles Wheatstone (1802), Stephen Hales (1677), William Whewell (1794), John Stewart Bell (1928), and James Jeans (1877).