Melvin Calvin spends his postdoc years at the University of Manchester, England. Melvin Calvin is engaged in coordination catalysis, especially metalloporphyrins and their electronic, photoelectric and photochemical behaviour.

Melvin Calvin is serves as a Professor of Chemistry (1947-63), of Molecular Biology (1963-71) and again of Chemistry until his retirement in 1980.

Melvin Calvin and Genevieve Jemtegaard get married in 1942. They have two daughters and one son.

Melvin Calvin and his colleagues Andrew Benson and James Bassham trace through the carbon-14 isotope the travel of carbon in photosynthesis. In this process they show that sunlight reacts to plant's chlorophyll to produce organic compounds. This work renovates the understanding of photosynthesis.

Melvin Calvin gains his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Minnesota in 1935.

Melvin Calvin is born to Jewish parents who immigrated from Russia, in St.Paul, Minnesota.

At the age of 86 Melvin Calvin dies on 08. January 1997.

After Melvin Calvin's family moved to Detroit in his early ages, he graduates from Central High School in 1928.

Melvin Calvin becomes a teacher in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. There he focuses on the theoretical aspects of organic molecular structure and behaviour.

Melvin Calvin receives the 1961 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research on the carbon dioxide assimilation in plants.

Melvin Calvin receives his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1931.