Spotlight TEDx Talk: Could we make beer in space?


An artist’s rendition of a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy (Photo: ESO/L. Calçada)

Andrew Walsh is an astrochemist who just happens to brew beer. In a fascinating talk at TEDxPerth, he lays out the chemistry of the boozy beverage molecule by molecule, and explains where, how and whether these molecules can be found in outer space to answer the question: Could we make beer in space?

Learn more in his talk below:

From the TEDx office — why we like this talk:
The speaker, a researcher with credentials at an university, makes a complex topic interesting and accessible by sharing the ins-and-outs of astrochemistry through a playful lens: an imagined attempt to discover the chemistry of beer in space. His talk is informative, straightforward and compels viewers to want to learn more about astrochemistry.

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