Melvin Calvin Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Melvin Calvin Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other


This Biography is about one of the best Biochemist Melvin Calvin including his Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Melvin Calvin
Real Name Melvin Calvin
Profession Biochemists
Nick Name Melvin Ellis Calvin
Famous as Biochemist
Nationality American
Personal Life of Melvin Calvin
Born on 08 April 1911
Birthday 8th April
Died At Age 85
Sun Sign Aries
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Died on 08 January 1997 AD
Place of death Berkeley, California, USA
City Minnesota
Family Background of Melvin Calvin
Father Elias Calvin
Mother Rose Herwitz
Spouse/Partner Marie Genevieve Jemtegaard
Children Karole, Elin, Noel
Education Michigan College of Mining and Technology, University of Minnesota
Awards Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1961) Davy Medal (1964) Priestley Medal (1978)
AIC Gold Medal (1979) National Medal of Science (1989
Personal Fact of Melvin Calvin

Melvin Ellis Calvin was a Jewish-American biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1961 for his renowned discovery of the Calvin cycle that encompass three phases of light-independent reactions of photosynthesis – carbon fixation, reduction reactions, and ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate (RuBP) regeneration. This discovery was made by Calvin along with American biologist Andrew Benson and American scientist James Bassham.

In his career span of around five decades, most of which was spent at the University of California, Berkeley, he made several studies that yielded significant discoveries covering a broad area of biological and physical chemistry. The series of investigations made by Calvin included work on hydrogen activation; radiation chemistry; electronic structure of organic molecules; artificial photosynthesis; photoelectronic, electronic and photochemical behaviour of porphyrins; and chemical evolution of life among others.

He worked on isolating and purifying plutonium from other irradiated nuclear fission products of uranium by applying chelation and solvent extraction while working in the Manhattan Project. He and his wife Genevieve Jemtegaard collaborated to study chemical factors present in Rh blood group system and helped to ascertain structure of one of the Rh antigens that they named elinin. He received several awards and recognition including Davy Medal from the Royal Society of London(1964), Priestley Medal (1978) and the U.S. National Medal of Science(1989).


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