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Sir Alan Hodgkin
5 February 1914|
Banbury, England, UK
|Died||20 December 1998
Cambridge, England, UK
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
|Children||Sarah, Deborah, Jonathan, and Rachel|
|Awards||Royal Medal (1958)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1963)
Copley Medal (1965)
|Fields||Physiology and Biophysics|
Sir Alan Hodgkin, OM, KBE, PRS (Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, 5 February 1914 – 20 December 1998) was an English physiologist and biophysicist. He shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Huxley and John Eccles.
Alan Hodgkin, Andrew Huxley, and John Eccles (for his research on synapses) were jointly awarded the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the ionic mechanisms involved in excitation and inhibition in the peripheral and central portions of the nerve cell membrane". In addition Hodgkin and Huxley's findings led them to suggest the existence of ion channels in cell membranes, which was confirmed decades later.
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