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Calvin, Melvin

Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1997 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Chemists

1911 – He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on the 8th of April.


1931 – He received the B.S. degree in Chemistry at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology.


1935 – Finished the Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota.


1937 – He began his academic career at the University of California at Berkeley as an instructor.


1947 – Became a full professor at the University of California at Berkeley.


1946 – Served as Director of the big-organic chemistry group in the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.


1935 – Completed his thesis on the electron affinity of halogens, under the direction of Professor George A. Glocker at the University of Minnesota.


1936 – His two-year postdoctoral period was spent with Professor Michael Polanyi at the University of Manchester.


1961 – Awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.


1942 – Married Genevieve Jemtegaard and they had three children, two daughters and a son.


1963 – He was given the additional title of Professor of Molecular Biology.


Served on the Science Advisory Committee under Presidents Kennedy.


1989 – Received the Priestley Medal from the American Chemical Society.


1997 – Melvin Ellis Calvin died on 8th of January.