The first (Improbable) Conversation: Cats/Liquids/Language

Join us this Thursday for the premiere of a new kind of conversation: Two researchers, in different fields, explore each other’s worlds a little bit. Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, will compere. Here’s who and what:

(Improbable) Conversation: Physics and Psychology of Cats“, with physicist (and Ig Nobel Prize winner, for exploring the question “Can a Cat Be Both a Solid and a Liquid?”) Marc-Antoine Fardin, and psycholinguist (and inventor of the Wug Test) Jean Berko Gleason.

This is the first in a collaborative series by The Conversation and Improbable Research.

It happens online, Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 4 pm (US eastern time).


Here are quick video peeks into the past, with Marc-Antoine Fardin and Jean Berko Gleason each explaining some of their research:

UPDATE: Here is recorded video of the event: