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This medal is awarded for important discoveries in chemistry.
Humphry Davy FRS
The Davy Medal is awarded annually “for an outstandingly important recent discovery in any branch of chemistry”. Originally it was stipulated that the discovery must have been made in Europe or North America, but this restriction has now been removed. If possible the Committee will award the medal to an early-to-mid career stage scientist.
The medal is named after Humphry Davy FRS and was first awarded in 1877.
The 2013 call for nominations has now closed. The winner will be announced in the Summer.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Awards Committee. Nominations are valid for five years after which the candidate cannot be re-nominated until a year after the nomination has expired. The medal is of bronze and is accompanied by a gift of £1,000.
Professor Fraser Armstrong FRS was awarded the Davy Medal in 2012 for his pioneering protein film electrochemistry allowing exquisite thermodynamic and kinetic control of redox enzymes, exemplified by hydrogenases, key in energy technology.
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Darwin Medal: For work of acknowledged distinction in evolution, population biology, organismal biology and biological diversity.
Davy Medal: For important discoveries in chemistry.
Gabor Medal: For interdisciplinary work between the life sciences with other disciplines.
Hughes Medal: For original discoveries relating to the generation, storage and use of energy.
Kavli Education Medal: For impact in the field of science and mathematics education.
Leverhulme Medal: For significant contributions to chemistry or engineering.
Royal Society King Charles II Medal: For foreign Heads of State or Government who have made an outstanding contribution to furthering scientific research in their country.
Rumford Medal: For important discoveries in the field of thermal or optical properties of matter.
Sylvester Medal: For mathematical research.
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