Ig Nobel and Improbable talks, in Rotterdam Friday

Wouter_de_Herder_Sultan_KosenComing mere days after the Nederlandse Ig Nobel Night (which happened September 20), there will be another Ig Nobel Event in The Netherlands.

On Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:45 pm the New Horizons Festival at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam hosts our European Bureau Chief Kees Moeliker who will explain ‘How to win an Ig Nobel Prize?’ Kees will discuss the achievements of this years new Ig Nobel winners.

Kees invited two local researchers to join him, and present their passion for the improbable.

Professor Wouter de Herder (seen here, in the lab coat) will tell the story of ‘The Rotterdam Giant’ (not depicted here).

Dr. Erwin Kompanje will elaborate on the (possible) health benefits of wearing a Scottish Kilt.

All speakers are fluent in Dutch, and will use that language to great advantage.


New Horizons Festival 2014. Location: Onderwijscentrum, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, 9:45 – 10.25 pm. Tickets: here.

BONUS QUESTION: Will Dr. Kompanje wear kilts? Come and see!