The 2007 Ig Nobel Prize winners

The 2007 Ig Nobel Prize winners were announced, and their prizes awarded to them, last night at a gala ceremony at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre.

The winners, and references to their Ig-winning work, are posted on the Ig Nobel Prize Winners web page.

ice-cream-cone.gifThere are two special related events:

TODAY, Friday, Oct 5, 11:00 am
ICE CREAM: Toscanini’s Ice Cream will have a free public tasting of a new flavor — “Yum-A-Moto Vanilla Twist” — they invented to honor 2007 Ig Nobel Chemistry Prize winner Mayu Yamamoto. Toscanini’s Ice Cream, Central Square, 899 Main Street, Cambridge, MA.

TOMORROW, Saturday, Oct 6, 1:00 PM
THE IG INFORMAL LECTURES: MIT Building 10, Room 250, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. FREE ADMISSION. An afternoon of free public lectures at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in which the new winners will explain, as best they can, why they did what they did. They will be joined by several past Ig winners.