Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nobel Laureate & Berkeley Lab Scientist, Melvin Calvin Honored on Postage Stamp

On June 16 the U.S. Postal Service issued Forever® stamps celebrating the achievements of four American scientists, including chemist Melvin Calvin. Calvin was one of our own! A Berkeley Lab scientist when he won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1961 for work in mapping the route carbon travels through a plant during photosynthesis. He also conducted pioneering research on using plants as an alternative energy source.

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