You (yes, you!) are invited to join us at the Improbable Research session this Saturday night in Washington DC. It’s part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting.
Where/When: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St NW, in the Diplomat Ballroom / Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00-10:00 pm.
This is the 21st (or maybe 22nd) consecutive year we’re doing a special public session at the meeting. This year, you will meet:
- Marc Abrahams (founder of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony)
- Ig Nobel Prize winner Patricia Yang (Urination duration is about 21 seconds in most mammals)
- Ig Nobel Prize winner Greg Weiss (how to partially un-boil an egg)
- Jessica Gall Myrick (who watches cat videos on the Internet, why, and to what effect?)
- Eric Schulman (a one-minute history of the universe, AND ALSO analgorithm that predicts who will win the 2016 U.S. Presidential election)
- Nicole Sharp (creator of FYFD — the world’s most popular web site for fluid dynamics)
This special evening session is open free to the public. The session always overflows the room, so we suggest you arrive a bit early.
PREPARATION TIP: You may not be familiar with cat videos. Here, for your edification, is a cat video: