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
BornMelvin Ellis Calvin
Apryle 8, 1911
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Died8 Januar 1997(1997-01-08) (aged 85)
Berkeley, Californie, U.S.
NaitionalityUnitit States
Alma materMichigan College of Mining and Technology
Varsity o Minnesota
Kent forCalvin cycle
Hauf-marrae(s)Genevieve Elle Jemtegaard (m. 1942; 3 childer) (d.1987)
AwairdsNobel Prize for Chemistry (1961)
Davy Medal (1964)
Priestley Medal (1978)
AIC Gowd Medal (1979)
Naitional Medal o Science (1989)[1]
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry · Biology
InstitutionsVarsity o Manchester
Varsity o Californie, Berkeley
Berkeley Radiation Laboratory
Science Advisory Committee
Academic advisorsMichael Polanyi
Doctoral studentsCyril Ponnamperuma[2]


  1. National Science Foundation – The President's National Medal of Science
  2. "Archived copy". Archived frae the oreeginal on Januar 26, 2016. Retrieved Januar 21, 2016. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as teetle (link)
  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.