Today the new Ig Nobel Prize winners attempt to explain, if they can, what they did and why they did it. The winners received their prizes Thursday evening, at the 24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.
Come be part of this improbable [definition of “improbable”: “not what you expect”] event!
The Ig Informal Lectures
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 — 1:00 pm
MIT, Building 26, Room 100
A half-afternoon of improbably funny, informative, informal, brief public lectures and demonstrations:
- The new Ig Nobel Prize winners will attempt to explain what they did, and why they did it
- Special appearance by Dr. Yoshiro Nakamats (winner of the 2005 Ig Nobel Prize for Nutrition, and keynote speaker at this year’s Ig Nobel Prize ceremony)
- The Ig Nobel Prize winners will be available for you to talk with, both before, during, and after the lectures
The Ig informal Lectures are a free event, organized in cooperation with the MIT Press Bookstore.
Seating is limited, so we suggest you arrive a bit early.
(What happens at the Ig Informal Lectures? Here’s a spectator’s report from last year, 2013.)
Here’s a quick video rundown of some of the new winners, as reported by the ODN network. Below it, a glimpse of the endless array of wonders worked by Dr. Nakamats: