Geneva, Switzerland (and environs) will host lots of Improbability during the next week or so: two events. Both events will be webcast. Soprano Maria Ferrante and pianist Alice Martelli will perform songs from Ig Nobel operas, at both events.
I will do a TEDx CERN talk on the topic: “Why All Good, and Some Bad, Research is Improbable“:
Friday, May 3, 2013, 2:00 pm , Geneva time. [TWITTER: #TEDxCERN]
Webcast starts at 1:45 pm [7:45 am US eastern time].
My talk, and Maria and Alice’s musical performance, will be in the first of TEDx CERN’s three sessions.
Four nights later, there’s a big Ig Nobel show at the University of Geneva:
UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA
Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 pm, Geneva time. [TWITTER: #IgNobelGVA]
Uni Dufour, Rue Général-Dufour 24.
Show en anglais, sans interprétation.
Admission is FREE.
The University of Geneva show features genuine Ig Nobel Prize winners, who will explain, as best they can, what they did and why they did it:
- Stephan Bolliger and Steffen Ross (is it better to be smashed on the head with a full bottle of be, or to be smashed on the head with an empty bottle of beer?)
- Bart Knols (malaria mosquitoes are strongly attracted to the smells of Limburger cheese and human feet)
- Kees Moeliker (homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck)