Brewery vat, 19th century artwork. Vat being used to cool and ferment the liquid known as wort. The fermentation of wort to produce alcohol is one of the final stages in the production of beer. The fermentation occurs due to the addition of yeast. Pressure and temperature are monitored during this stage, and samples are taken for testing. Here, the brewer is inspecting the wort using a viewing port illuminated by a candle (upper right). This vat design was invented by the French chemist Louis Pasteur. Engraving from 'Grands Hommes et Grands Faits de l'Industrie' (Great Men and Great Facts of Industry), published in France circa 1880.
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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