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Quantum beerCategory 12 Brewing has used mathematical artwork of Uwe Grimm and colleague Michael Baake (Bielefeld) for their beer Bourbon Vanilla Quantum.

The label of Quantum is a computer-generated diffraction image of a planar tiling with fivefold symmetry. It resembles images obtained using electron diffraction by Nobel Prize winner Dan Shectman for his discovery of quasicrystals.

Uwe was a mathematician from the Open University who worked with Michael Baake on the subject of aperiodic tilings. He died unexpectedly in Autumn 2021.