Ig Nobel Prize winner Ray Goldstein is receiving compliments for his newly published biophysics paper—because the paper’s entire abstract is one (1) word in length. The New Paper The paper is: “Are Theoretical Results ‘Results’?” Raymond E. Goldstein, eLife, vol. 7, no. e40018, 2018. The abstract reads, in its entirety: Yes. Goldstein is in the […]
A scholarly paper about a ritual monster of Spain appears to have a monstrously loooooooooong abstract, which you can see if you click the link on the title: “Tarasca: ritual monster of Spain,” David D. Gilmore, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 152, no. 3, September 2008, pp. 362-82. The author is at Stony brook University.
Investigator Luigi Pisano, spurred by reading “Ig Nobel winner writes ‘best abstract ever’“ and “An earlier ‘best abstract ever’“, send in another “best abstract ever”. This one is from the field of economics. This image is from a draft version of the paper; the abstract is identical to what was published in the final version: […]
Twitterings call it the “best abstract ever“. The lead author, Michael Berry, was awarded the 2000 Ig Nobel Prize in physics (together with Andre Geim) for using magnets to levitate a frog. This new paper is a response to the recent reported measurements of neutrinos that apparently traveled faster than the speed of light. Here’s […]