Improbable Research and Ig Nobel at TEDx CERN

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.

TEDxCERN_headerImprobable Research at CERN

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.

u-geneve-logoIg Nobel at the University of Geneva

Four nights later, there’s a big Ig Nobel show at the 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:

BONUS: The TED Blog previews TEDx CERN