Dr. Deborah Anderson is one of many past Ig Nobel Prize winners who will return to take a bow at this year’s ceremony and help honor the new winners. The 2008 Ig Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to Sharee A. Umpierre of the University of Puerto Rico, Joseph A. Hill of The Fertility Centers of New England (USA), Deborah J. Anderson of Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School (USA), for discovering that Coca-Cola is an effective spermicide, and to Chuang-Ye Hong of Taipei Medical University (Taiwan), C.C. Shieh, P. Wu, and B.N. Chiang (all of Taiwan) for discovering that it is not..
The 22nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony happens this Thursday night, September 20, 2012, at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre. It will be broadcast live on the Internet.