Ig Nobel Prize Winners at EPFL, in Lausanne, Tuesday night

Magnetically aligned defecating dogs, non-yawning tortoises, and randomly selected leaders — these things and more will be part of the Ig Nobel show at EPFL.

WHEN: Tuesday, 21 March, 2017, 18:00 – 20:00
WHERE: Forum Rolex, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
TICKET INFO and other DETAIL are on the EPFL web site.

The night will feature:

  • Marc Abrahams — Father of the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of Annals of Improbable Research
  • Ludwig Huber (University of Vienna) — 2011 Physiology Prize Winner — “Absence of contagious yawning in tortoises”
  • Alessandro Pluchino (Università di Catania) — 2010 Management Prize Winner — “Organizations would become more efficient if they promoted people at random”
  • Hynek Burda (University of Duisburg-Essen and Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague) — 2014 Biology Prize Winner — “Defecating dogs align their body axis with Earth’s north-south geomagnetic field lines”

Several hundred other Ig Nobel Prize winners will also be present in the room — the 2008 Ig Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to all the citizens of Switzerland, for adopting the legal principle that plants have dignity.

This event is part of the Ig Nobel Spring Eurotour, which visited England last week, and will arrive eventually in Norway, Sweden, Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, and Scotland.