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Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

(1914-1998), Physiologist

Sitter in 9 portraits
Hodgkin received a scholarship to Cambridge University where he studied the application of energy to nerve fibres. In 1939 he collaborated with Andrew Huxley to develop this research, but this was suspended at the outbreak of war, when he volunteered for the RAF. His war work included developing short-wave airborne radar to improve aircraft interception. His study with Huxley was published in 1952, and they were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1963. In his long career, Hodgkin also served as Professor of Biophysics at Cambridge and President of The Royal Society. He was knighted in 1972, and in 1992 published his autobiography in memory of the scientists who had lost their lives during the wartime work on radar.

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Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, by Ramsey & Muspratt - NPG P363(12)

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

by Ramsey & Muspratt
bromide print, 1936
NPG P363(12)

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1184

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 28 April 1977
NPG P1184

Nobel prize winning scientists, by Arnold Newman - NPG P150(48)

Nobel prize winning scientists

by Arnold Newman
bromide print, 1978
NPG P150(48)

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, by Nick Sinclair - NPG P564(11)

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1993
NPG P564(11)

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x189314

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, April 1948
NPG x189314

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x21962

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 14 January 1970
NPG x21962

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin; Sir Martin Ryle, by Press Association Photos - NPG x182328

Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin; Sir Martin Ryle

by Press Association Photos
bromide press print, 17 October 1972
NPG x182328

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Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, April 1948
NPG x189313

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