Thursday, June 23, 2011

Michigan Tech Scientist Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp

Melvin Calvin, a Michigan Tech alumnus who was awarded a Nobel Prize, now has his name and face on a postage stamp--a stamp of approval for a distinguished man.

Calvin was the first scientist to unravel the secrets of photosynthesis—knowledge that became known as “the Calvin cycle.” That work won him and a colleague the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1961. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded since 1901. A total of 159 people have been named laureates. Calvin joined the ranks of Marie Curie and Linus Paulding.

Now he is memorialized on a 44-cent postage stamp.

Over the years, stamps . . .

Full story at: Michigan Tech News


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