Calvin, Melvin

(b. 1912)
   US biochemist and Nobel laureate, 1961. Calvin worked at the University of California on the chemical details of the process of photosynthesis, whereby green plants utilize carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and react with chlorophyl and sunlight to form starch, giving off oxygen as a by- product. This is the most important single biochemical process on earth. Calvin used the Carbon 14 isotope as a research tool. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1961.

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  • CALVIN, MELVIN — (1912–1997), U.S. biochemist and Nobel Prize winner. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to parents who had emigrated from Russia, he received his B.S. in chemistry in 1931 from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology   and his Ph.D. in chemistry… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Calvin,Melvin — Calvin, Melvin. 1911 1997. American chemist. He won a 1961 Nobel Prize for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis. * * * …   Universalium

  • Calvin, Melvin — born April 8, 1911, St. Paul, Minn., U.S. died Jan. 8, 1997, Berkeley, Calif. U.S. biochemist. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He developed a system of using the radioactive isotope carbon 14 as a tracer element in his… …   Universalium

  • Calvin , Melvin — (1911–1997) American chemist and biochemist Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Calvin studied chemistry at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology and gained his BS degree in 1931. After obtaining his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1935… …   Scientists

  • Calvin, Melvin — (b. 1912)    American biochemist. He worked at the University of California on the chemical details of photosynthesis. He used the Carbon 14 isotope as a research tool. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1961 …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Calvin, Melvin — ► (1911 97) Químico estadounidense. Fue premio Nobel de Química en 1961 por sus investigaciones sobre la fotosíntesis. * * * (8 abr. 1911, St. Paul, Minn., EE.UU.–8 ene. 1997, Berkeley, Cal.). Bioquímico estadounidense. Obtuvo su Ph.D. en la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Melvin Calvin — Born April 8, 1911 St. Paul, Minnesota, USA …   Wikipedia

  • Calvin — Calvin, Melvin * * * (as used in expressions) Bridges, Calvin Blackman Calvin, Melvin Coolidge, (John) Calvin Klein, Calvin (Richard) Ripken, Cal(vin Edwin), Jr …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • CALVIN (M.) — CALVIN MELVIN (1911 1997) Biochimiste américain dont les travaux ont renouvelé les connaissances relatives à la photosynthèse. Fils d’émigrés russes, Melvin Calvin obtient son diplôme de chimie en 1931 au Michigan College of Mining and Technology …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Calvin-Benson-Zyklus — Der Calvin Zyklus ist eine zyklische Folge von chemischen Umsetzungen, durch die Kohlenstoffdioxid (CO2) zu Glucose und Wasser reduziert wird. Er dient den meisten photoautotrophen und chemoautotrophen Lebewesen zur Assimilation von Kohlenstoff… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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