The Ig Informal Lectures happen today.
WHEN: Saturday, September 14, at 1:00 pm.
WHERE: MIT, building 26, room 100.
It’s free. No tickets needed — but seating is limited, so if you want a seat, get there early.
The new Ig Nobel Prize winners will explain, as best they can, what they did and why they did it. The winners will be available for you to talk with, both before and after the lectures.
This free event is organized in cooperation with the MIT Press Bookstore.
Also at this event: The MIT community will celebrate the work of George Blonsky—a 1925 graduate of MIT!—and his wife, Charlotte. The Blonskys were awarded an Ig Nobel Prize, in 1999, for their invention (US patent #3216423, “APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING THE BIRTH OF A CHILD BY CENTRIFUGAL FORCE“). The new opera about the Blonskys and their work premiered on September 12, as part of the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony.