Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and webcast TONIGHT

2013-Ig-Nobel-poster-150The 23rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony happens tonight, Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Harvard University. (Tickets are sold out.)

Webcast of the Ceremony

The ceremony will be webcast live here on the improbable web site, at www.improbablecom.wpcomstaging.com/ig/2013/


  • 5:35 pm (US eastern time) — The webcast begins.
  • 5:40 pm —  Deborah Henson-Conant’s pre-ceremony mini-concert.
  • 6:00 pm — The ceremony begins.

The webcast will also appear be available on other web sites. Here are some of them:

The Guardian, Slate, QI, Neatorama, Io9, Boston Globe, Chemical & Engineering News, LiveScience, Institute for Engineering, Huffington Post, Medpage, Fox News, Gazeta Wyborcza, Tiede, ABC, Australian Geographic, Nature, Popular Science, Dagens Nyheter

Tweeting: Lots of tweeting’s expected, with hashtag #IgNobel

Also: The NSA Courtesy Cam

This year we will also be sending out a second, parallel live webcast, the NSA Courtesy Cam, offered to the NSA, MI5, and the world’s other security agencies as a courtesy. It will show a behind-the-scene view of the ceremony. You can access that feed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeNdy_gsfE8 


Webcast-watching parties are happening in Paris, Atlanta, Raleigh, and other places. (And two days from now, on Saturday night, there’s a big event in Leiden)

(And on Saturday: The Ig Informal Lectures)

Two days after the ceremony, on Saturday afternoon, Sept 14, The Ig Informal Lectures happen, at MIT. Please come be part of that!


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