Saturday, December 15, 2007

In memoriam ...

... Laura Huxley has died: Widow of Aldous Huxley preserved his legacy. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)


  1. It is a long-lived family. Malcolm was recently at a symposium given in honour of the 90th birthday of Sir Andrew Huxley - who won the Nobel prize (with Alan Hodgkin) for working out nerve conduction, then switched to muscle and worked out how force is generated. He has slowed down a bit these days, but he still takes an interest in how the field is going, and has inspired many a young scientist.

  2. God bless him, I say, Maxine - though probably he wouldn't.

  3. By which I meant Sir Andrew would not say, not that God would not bless.