Improbable Research show Fri night in Chicago

Come to the special Improbable Research show Friday night (Feb 13) at 8:00 pm at the AAAS Annual Meeting, in Chicago — at the Chicago Fairmont Hotel (200 N Columbus Dr), in the Moulin Rouge Room. It’s free, and open to the public. Bring friends and family.

Several Ig Nobel Prize winners (and/or colleagues) will try to explain what they did and why they did it, and will field questions. Participants include: Joe Cychosz (world’s quickest barbeque ignition, using liquid oxygen—see video below); Theo Gray (the periodic table table); and Dan Meyer (swordswallowing and its side effects). Also featuring: the introduction of the 1000th Steve to join Project Steve. (And click here to download a copy of the AIR article “The Morphology of Steve“). Also featuring a performance of the mini-opera “Atom & Eve, starring Genevieve Thiers and Opera Moda. The opera performance is made possible by a generous grant from the Illinois Science Council. (Here are more details, and here’s a preview by Medill Reports).