The Bulgarian bTV network asks and answers the question “How Did Bulgaria Get to the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony?” Their November 28, 2019 report profiles Ig Nobel Prize winner Herbert Crepaz.
The report begins with the statement “The winner of the Ig Nobel Prize in Biology is an Austrian who lives in our country.”
Magnetic Cockroaches, Dead Versus Alive
The 2019 Ig Nobel Prize for biology was awarded to Ling-Jun Kong, Herbert Crepaz, Agnieszka Górecka, Aleksandra Urbanek, Rainer Dumke, and Tomasz Paterek, for discovering that dead magnetized cockroaches behave differently than living magnetized cockroaches.
Their prize-winning research is documented in the study “In-Vivo Biomagnetic Characterisation of the American Cockroach,” Ling-Jun Kong, Herbert Crepaz, Agnieszka Górecka, Aleksandra Urbanek, Rainer Dumke, Tomasz Paterek, Scientific Reports, vol. 8, no. 1, 2018: 5140.
Magnetic Cockroaches on the Ig Nobel EuroTour 2020
You can see—and talk with—Herbert Crepaz when he, along with many other Ig Nobel Prize winners, takes part in the next Ig Nobel EuroTour, in March and April 2020.
BONUS (from Slovakia): “The Parodic Ig Nobel Prizes Did Not Disappoint Again This Year“