Where Did Louis Pasteur Do His Work?


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According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, Louis Pasteur did his work on germ theory and pasteurization at the École Normale as the director of scientific studies. This was proceeded by his work on fermentation at the University of Lille, where he was a professor of chemistry and the dean of science.

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Pasteur is believed to have saved the wine and beer industries in Europe. His knowledge and work in germ theory and fermentation led to the ceasing of using contaminated sources in production. Pasteurization, where a contaminated liquid is heated to kill microbes, was also a result of Pasteur's work. Wine, however, does not benefit from pasteurization, as the microbes contribute to the required aging process.

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