Melvin Calvin

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Birthday
8, 1911
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Jan 8, 1997 (85)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
8, 1911
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Jan 8, 1997 (85)

About

American chemist who discovered the Calvin cycle with Andrew Benson and James Bassham and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1961.

Before Fame

He earned a Bachelor of Science from Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1931 and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1935.

Trivia

He was featured in a volume of the American Scientists collection of US postage stamps in 2011.

Family Life

He married Genevieve Jemtegaard in 1942 and together they had three children.

Associated With

Asa Gray was featured in the same collection as him of American Scientists US postage stamps in 2011.