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The Davy Medal is a bronze medal that has been awarded annually by London's Royal Society since 1877. Its recipient receives the medal "for an outstandingly important recent discovery in any branch of chemistry." The medal, with its accompanying purse of GB£1,000, is named after the nineteenth-century chemist, Humphry Davy.
The medal has often been awarded to pairs of people, as well as to individuals. It was first awarded in 1877 to Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Gustav Robert Kirchhoff for their work on spectrum analysis. Recipients have been, by year:
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