Posts by Marc Abrahams:

Emily Yuan’s Nano-Lecture

High school student Emily Yuan delivered her Nano-Lecture on the topic MEMORY. This is the second of the five Nano-Lectures (from the recent Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony) that we’ll be posting. The accompanying photo appears in the special Ig Nobel issue of the magazine.

Skipping & Hopping

When do young adults skip and hop, and why? These are the questions that faced Allen W Burton, Luis Garcia and Clersida Garcia. The answers appear in their published research report “Skipping and Hopping of Undergraduates: Recollections of When and Why”. So begins this week’s Improbable Research newspaper column in the Guardian. Read it here.

Skipping & Hopping

When do young adults skip and hop, and why? These are the questions that faced Allen W Burton, Luis Garcia and Clersida Garcia. The answers appear in their published research report “Skipping and Hopping of Undergraduates: Recollections of When and Why”. So begins this week’s Improbable Research newspaper column in the Guardian. Read it here.

Lene Hau’s Nano-Lecture

Lene Hau’s Nano-Lecture about SLOW LIGHT is now posted. Over the next week or two, we will also post the other Nano-Lectures that were presented at the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. What is a Nano-Lecture? For those unfamiliar with this tiny concept, here’s the official description: Each Nano-Lecture was on an assigned topic. The […]