The Periodic Table On Nov. 21 Features Eric Davis On Brewing Beer At The Speed Of Light


Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory met with craft breweries in the Denver area in 2021 and asked what problems they faced. What would make brewing easier and more efficient? The ability to monitor fermentation stood out as a key issue.

Brewing beer may be a novelty at Los Alamos, but the physics of materials is a longstanding specialty.

On Monday, Nov. 21 at projectY cowork Los Alamos, 150 Central Park Square, featured guest Eric Davis will share how this acoustic-science research team developed a science-driven complement to the art of brewing in the Bradbury Science Museum’s next Periodic Table, Bring your questions to this ask-me-anything event. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A staff scientist at the Lab, Davis specializes in applying the science of sound to difficult problems in defense, nuclear nonproliferation and industry. As a member of the Lab’s applied acoustics team, he provides expertise in experimental acoustics and design, as well as controls and automation. He first began researching how acoustic technology could be applied to brewing through his appointment as a UC/LANL Entrepreneur Postdoctoral Fellow.