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An Enzyme, a Star, and a Citizen get into a Bar...

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13 May From 6.30 p.m.
Didi Offensiv - Fussballkulturbar, Erasmuspl. 12
4057, Basel
The Science of Beer - what could be more relevant at the Pint of Science Festival? Here you can hear how the beer is made, how similar it is to what happens in the stars, and how we can get more energy for our society.

Trouble Brewing

Graeme Walker (Professor of Zymology at Abertay University (Scotland))
How to brew the perfect pint of beer? This presentation will cover some of the science and technology behind the brewing process and will highlight when problems arise leading to the imperfect pint. Such problems range from sub-standard raw materials, to processing difficulties, to use of incorrect yeast strains, to stuck and sluggish fermentations, to contaminating microbes, to flavour defects in the final product. Beer is a wonderful beverage with a huge diversity of beer styles now available, including some delightful Swiss craft beers, but occasionally things go wrong. This talk will deal with the science behind a perfect pint!

The Stars in Your Beer

Thomas Rauscher (Adjunct Lecturer at Department of Physics, University of Basel)
Did you know that the stars in the sky not only look pretty but also have a connection to the beer you are enjoying? The contents of a pint of beer (water, alcohol, tasty ingredients) are made of chemical elements like Carbon and Oxygen and many others. These were created in stars which have existed billions of years ago. A brief overview is given of how this worked and how science uncovers the details of the underlying processes.

Energy Communities in Europe: What we know from the Horizon Europe Enpower Project

Iljana Schubert (Senior Researcher at University of Basel & Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) )
The Clean Energy for all Europeans package (2019) and the Renewable Energy Directive (2018) paved the way for Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) to become part of the energy landscape of the EU. Although progress is heterogeneous across different member states, increasing citizen engagement in such projects is a shared interest throughout the EU. RECs greatly increase the complexity of energy markets, whilst simultaneously providing greater energy security and aiding in decarbonization efforts, hence attracting and retaining citizen engagement is vital if they are to become prevalent. In this talk I will highlight key findings regarding engagement in energy communities from our Horizon Europe Enpower Project: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101096354.
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