Calvin, Melvin

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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