Study plumbs the influence of Ig Nobel Medical Education Prize winner Trump

A new study identifies and tries to quantify the influence of one of this year’s nine co-winners of the Ig Nobel Prize for Medical Education: Donald Trump. The study is “Coronavirus misinformation: quantifying sources and themes in the COVID-19‘ infodemic,’ ” by Sarah Evanega, Mark Lynas, Jordan Adams, and Karinne Smolenyak. The authors, at Cornell […]

Michael Milken, First Winner (in 1991) of the Ig Nobel Economics Prize, Pardoned

Michael Milken, the very first winner of the Ig Nobel Economics Prize, was pardoned today by the current President of the United States, Donald Trump. The 1991 Ig Nobel Prize for economics was awarded to “Michael Milken, titan of Wall Street and father of the junk bond, to whom the world is indebted”. Fox Business […]

Reports: U.S. President Likely to Pardon Milken, First Winner of the Ig Nobel Economics Prize

News reports suggest that U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to pardon convicted felon Michael Milken, who in 1991 became the very first person to be awarded an Ig Nobel Prize for Economics. That 1991 Ig Nobel Prize was awarded to Michael Milken, titan of Wall Street and father of the junk bond, to whom the world […]

The physics of The Peter Principle; the trumping power of the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Italian physicist Andrea Rapisarda presents his Ig Nobel Prize-winning research about The Peter Principle, at the Ig Nobel show at the University of Oslo. The show was the first stop of the 2016 Ig Nobel EuroTour. Behold the video: The 2010 Ig Nobel Prize for management was awarded to Alessandro Pluchino, Andrea Rapisarda, and Cesare Garofalo of the […]

The statistical un-likelihood of Donald Trump [analysis of a Trump-Up analysis]

Eric Schulman and Daniel Debowy write: Contrary to what you might have heard recently (“Get ready for President Trump, says election whiz who’s scary accurate“) from a statistics-driven political scientist, Donald Trump will not “almost certainly become President of the United States” if he wins the Republican nomination. The mainstream media are helping spread that […]