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Ig Nobel ponytail winner to lecture at Leeds

2012 Ig Nobel Physics Prize co-winner Patrick Warren, of Unilever, will give a special lecture at Leeds on November 19. Here are details, from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Physics:

Come along to an Institute of Physics public lecture at the University of Leeds! Learn about PONYTAIL PHYSICS: – how to use physics to predict the shape of a ponytail. The speaker, Professor Patrick Warren, is the recent recipient of the Ig Nobel prize in physics.

Monday 19th November 7-8pm
Western Lecture Theatre, Business School, University of Leeds
This event is free and open to the public.

As the lecture has generated a lot of interest over previous years, all parties, particularly those from schools, containing more than five people are asked to contact Dr Lorna Dougan ( to reserve seats. Directions to the University are here.

BONUS: Four days earlier, on Wednesday, November 14, at 6:30 pm, one of Warren’s co-winners, Ray Goldstein, will talk about the same subject, at the Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

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