Nothing is so dangerous to the progress of the human mind than to assume that our views of science are ultimate, that there are no mysteries in nature, that our triumphs are complete and that there are no new worlds to conquer.

In honor of Sir Humphry Davy, The Royal Society of London awards the Davy Medal along with 2,000 British Pounds every year since 1877. Candidates would have made an important contribution in any branch in the field of chemistry in order to be nominated.
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