How Melvin Calvin Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Melvin Calvin reached the impressive age of 85 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous chemist.

Biography - A Short Wiki

American chemist who discovered the Calvin cycle with Andrew Benson and James Bassham and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1961.

He earned a Bachelor of Science from Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1931 and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1935.

He was featured in a volume of the American Scientists collection of US postage stamps in 2011.

He married Genevieve Jemtegaard in 1942 and together they had three children.

Asa Gray was featured in the same collection as him of American Scientists US postage stamps in 2011.

How did Melvin Calvin die?

Information about the death of Melvin Calvin
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death85 years
BirthdayApril 8, 1911
Death dateJanuary 8, 1997
Place of deathBerkeley, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


For each of us who appear to have had a successful experiment there are many to whom their own experiments seem barren and negative.

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If I may take the liberty to speak for science at least, today his name and his prizes are without a peer in the world. He not only elevates science but he influences it as well.

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To express to you in mere words, our personal feelings on this occasion you must know to be impossible, and particularly so for one who normally has to describe only things outside himself.

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