Calvin, Melvin

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Born: Apr 08, 1911 AD
Died: 1997 AD, at 85 years of age.

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.

 

 

 

 

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