If you’ll be in or near Washington, DC on Feb 19, come to the Improbable Research show at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). See:
- Improbable Research editor Marc Abrahams
- Manuel Barbeito (Ig Nobel Prize winner for determining by experiment that microbes cling to bearded scientists) in his first public talk — ever!— about the research. The image below is from his published study “Microbiological Laboratory Hazard of Bearded Men“.
- Eric Schulman (the history of the Universe in 200 Words or Less)
- Robert Friedel (pizza and progress)
- Martin Eiger (limericks that celebrate scientific studies)
- and perhaps others to be announced.
WHEN: Saturday night, February 19, at 7:00-9:00 pm
WHERE: Renaissance Downtown Hotel (999 Ninth Street NW, Washington DC), in the Renaissance West AB room.
This show (unlike most of the AAAS meeting) is open to the general public. Free. [NOTE: we do a show every year at the AAAS meeting. The room is always jammed to capacity—you’d do well to arrive a bit early.] Twitter: #AAASmtg
BONUS (March 2): Photos from the show, including part of the parade of bearded scientists.