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Melvin Calvin

American chemist, Nobel laureate in Chemistry

Died when: 85 years 275 days (1029 months)
Star Sign: Aries

 

Melvin Calvin

Melvin Ellis Calvin (April 8, 1911 – January 8, 1997) was an American biochemist known for discovering the Calvin cycle along with Andrew Benson and James Bassham, for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

He spent most of his five-decade career at the University of California, Berkeley.


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