Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 127, Issue 3, pp 369–378 | Cite as

Andrew A. Benson: personal recollections

  • Arthur Nonomura
  • George Lorimer
  • Barry Holtz
  • Victor Vacquier
  • Karl Y. Biel
  • Govindjee
History and Biography

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Benson’s protocol Path of carbon Photosynthesis Radioisotope 

Abbreviations

PNAS

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

SIO

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur Nonomura
    • 1
  • George Lorimer
    • 2
  • Barry Holtz
    • 3
  • Victor Vacquier
    • 4
  • Karl Y. Biel
    • 5
    • 6
  • Govindjee
    • 7
  1. 1.Brandt iHammerPowellUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.Holtz Biopharma ConsultingAustinUSA
  4. 4.Scripps Institution of OceanographyUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  5. 5.Institute of Basic Biological ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesPushchinoRussia
  6. 6.Biosphere Systems International FoundationTucsonUSA
  7. 7.Department of Plant Biology, Department of Biochemistry, and Center of Biophysics & Quantitative BiologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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