Sir Humphry Davy
and his Audience at the Royal Institution.
This voltaic battery proved crucial in the experiments of the most famous chemist of the day, Humphry Davy
(1778-1829; president of the Royal Society from 1820-27), whose ability to isolate a large number of independent elements belonging to what would later be called the Periodic Table depended crucially on his ability to send an electric current through various compounds.
The light bulb dates back to 1809, when Humphry Davy
, an English chemist, invented the first arc lamp using charcoal strips and a 2,000-cell battery.
The word appears in The Collected Works of Sir Humphry Davy
(1898, p275): ' .
1778: Sir Humphry Davy
, y chemist and inventor of the miner's ' safety lamp, was born in Penzance.
Then Humphry Davy
described its relaxant properties and it made its entry into anaesthetics.
Dance was so impressed that he invited young Michael to attend Sir Humphry Davy
's lectures at the Royal Institution.
But undoubtedly the most celebrated and iconic figure of this entire Chemical Age was Sir Humphry Davy
(1778-1829), who used his chemical discoveries, his wildly popular lecture series, and his general writings on science, to turn the "Chemical Philosopher" (the term scientist not being coined until 1834) into a figure of social and cultural importance in a quite new way.
, inventor of the miner's lamp, tested the gas on himself and his friends, documenting it as a recreational drug.
Among others, he focuses on astronomer William Herschel, who discovered Uranus and the finite life of the Milky Way, and his assistant-sister Caroline; chemist and poet Humphry Davy
, who experimented with laughing gas; and the impacts of ballooning, Romantic poetry, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein on the world's life forces.
Richard Smith, West Pontnewydd, Cwmbran, Gwent ATHE Davy lamp was created in 1815 by Sir Humphry Davy
1778: Sir Humphry Davy
, chemist, discoverer or isolator of elements including sodium, potassium and barium and inventor of the miner's safety lamp, was born in Penzance.
In fact , most interested individuals, such as Humphry Davy
(also not mentioned), who published his researches on nitrous oxide in 1800, could only think of nitrous oxide in terms of its analgesic effects.
He takes us through the lives of Joseph Banks (Royal Society), William Herschel (astronomer, philosopher), Mungo Park (explorer), Humphry Davy
(chemist), Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein), among others.
En ambos lados del Atlantico, docenas de cientificos se disputaban el invento, y las investigaciones se remontaban a los descubrimientos de Humphry Davy
, sobre los dos modos basicos de luz electrica: la luz de arco y la de forma alternativa.