Andrew A. Benson: personal recollections
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Andrew A. Benson, one of the greatest and much loved scientists of our century, passed away on January 16, 2015; he was born on September 24, 1917. A grand celebration of his life was held on February 6, 2015, in California. Here, we present one of his photographs and key excerpts from what was said then, and soon thereafter.
KeywordsBenson’s protocol Path of carbon Photosynthesis Radioisotope
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
The authors express their sincere gratitude to Dee Benson, her children and grandchildren for organizing the Celebration of Andy’s Life. It was a magnificent tribute to the personal character of Andrew A. Benson, the Scientist. We thank Robert Cooney and John Nishio for sending their tributes to Andy for inclusion in this historical article; James Neri for his contributions; and those of the entire Benson family. We are grateful to Eva-Mari Aro, Bob Buchanan, Gerry Edwards, and Tom Sharkey for reading this Tribute and for making suggestions before its publication.
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