The 2018 Ig Nobel Spring EuroTour begins this week—meandering to England, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, and Denmark.
The first show is in London:
- March 9, Friday, 6:00 pm— Imperial College London, UK—in the Sherfield Building at the South Kensington Campus, in the Great Hall. With:
- Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony
- Charles Foster — Ig Nobel Biology Prize winner (living in the wild as, at different times, a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, and a bird)
- Matteo Martini, Ig Nobel Cognition Prize winner (demonstrating that many identical twins cannot tell themselves apart visually)
- Tom Williamson (creator of the web site WisdomofChopra, which contributed to the Ig Nobel Prize winning study “On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit“)
- Marc-Antoine Fardin — Ig Nobel Physics Prize winner (using fluid dynamics to probe the question “Can a Cat Be Both a Solid and a Liquid?”)
- …and Stevyn Colgan, with a special restrained appearance.
TICKETS: The Imperial College show is fully booked. But don’t despair! Likely some tickets will become available at the last minute, if a few ticket-holders don’t turn up. If you’ve an ounce of optimism, come to the Great Hall fifteen minutes before show time, and maybe, maybe, maybe you’ll get lucky!
The full Ig Nobel EuroTour schedule is on our events page.