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dc.contributor.advisorMarcia Bartusiak.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTemming, Maria Cen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-07T15:51:02Z
dc.date.available2017-12-07T15:51:02Z
dc.date.copyright2017en_US
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/112626
dc.descriptionThesis: S.M. in Science Writing, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Comparative Media Studies/Writing, 2017.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 26-27).en_US
dc.description.abstractMelvin Calvin spent more than a decade answering one longstanding question in biochemistry: how did plants use carbon dioxide to manufacture carbohydrates in photosynthesis? This research earned Calvin a Nobel Prize-an honor that catapulted him to international fame, secured him spots on presidential advisory committees, and got him plenty of textbook mentions. But even though Calvin's claim to fame was his work on photosynthesis, his longestrunning passion project was investigating the origins of life in the universe. Astrobiology efforts peppered his career, from theorizing about chemical evolution to inspecting meteorites and moon rocks to joining the Order of the Dolphin at the first Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) conference in 1961.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Maria C. Temming.en_US
dc.format.extent27 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectComparative Media Studies.en_US
dc.subjectGraduate Program in Science Writing.en_US
dc.titleMelvin Calvin : Nobel-Winning chemist and SETI scientist wannabeen_US
dc.title.alternativeNobel-Winning chemist and SETI scientist wannabeen_US
dc.title.alternativeNobel-Winning chemist and Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence scientist wannabeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M. in Science Writingen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Comparative Media Studies.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Program in Science Writing.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduate Theses Program in Science Writing
dc.identifier.oclc1009552442en_US


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