American chemist famous for Calvin Cycle Discovery and Photosynthesis
Melvin Ellis Calvin (April 8, 1911 – January 8, 1997), was an American chemist famous for his work on photosynthesis and discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham. He contributed in all areas of Chemistry and spent most of his career at the University of California, Berkeley. He was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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The son of Russian and Lithuanian immigrants to the U.S., Melvin Calvin was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. The family settled in Detroit, Michigan, where he attended the Michigan College of Mining and Technology, becoming the school’s first chemistry major. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. He also studied at the University of Manchester and University of California, Berkeley. Continue reading