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Melvin Ellis Calvin (8 Apryle 1911 – 8 Januar 1997)[3] wis an American biochemist maist famed for diskiverin the Calvin cycle alang wi Andrew Benson an James Bassham, for that he wis awairdit the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He spent maist o his five-decade career at the Varsity o Californie, Berkeley.

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Melvin Calvin
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Calvin in 1960
Born Melvin Ellis Calvin
Apryle 8, 1911
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Died 8 Januar 1997(1997-01-08) (aged 85)
Berkeley, Californie, U.S.
Naitionality Unitit States
Alma mater Michigan College of Mining and Technology
Varsity o Minnesota
Kent for Calvin cycle
Hauf-marrae(s) Genevieve Elle Jemtegaard (m. 1942; 3 childer) (d.1987)
Awairds Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1961)
Davy Medal (1964)
Priestley Medal (1978)
AIC Gowd Medal (1979)
Naitional Medal o Science (1989)[1]
Scientific career
Fields Chemistry · Biology
Institutions Varsity o Manchester
Varsity o Californie, Berkeley
Berkeley Radiation Laboratory
Science Advisory Committee
Academic advisors Michael Polanyi
Doctoral students Cyril Ponnamperuma[2]


  1. National Science Foundation – The President's National Medal of Science
  2. "Archived copy". Archived frae the oreeginal on January 26, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  3. Seaborg, G. T.; Benson, A. A. (2008). "Melvin Calvin. 8 April 1911 -- 8 January 1997". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 54: 59. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2007.0050.