Five Ig Nobel winners travelled to Goa, India to explain how and why they have won their prize, at the Quark 2014 Techno Management Fest ‘Beyond Dimensions’ at the BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus. On Sunday, February 9th 2014, their show starts at about 7pm local time in the auditorium. Try to be there (the theatre fits 2500 people) and meet:
Dr Elena Bodnar (Ig Nobel Public Health Prize, 2009) explains why and how she invented a brassiere that, in an emergency, can be quickly converted into a pair of protective face masks, one for the brassiere wearer and one to be given to some needy bystander.
Professor Ilja van Beest (Ig Nobel Medicine Prize, 2010) talks about his discovery that symptoms of asthma can be treated with a roller-coaster ride.
Dan Meyer (Ig Nobel Medicine Prize, 2007) demonstrates the medical side effects of swallowing swords, and other unusual objects.
Kees Moeliker (Ig Nobel Biology Prize, 2003) talks about how his eyewitness report of the first case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard (duck) changed his life.
Lal Bihari (Ig Nobel Peace Prize, 2003) tells how and why he led an active life even though he had been declared legally dead.
This Ig Nobel Conclave will be the first occasion in which Lal Bihari meets fellow Ig Nobel winners, because in 2003, for obvious reasons, he could not travel to the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. Now, ten years later, joined by four fellow Ig Nobel Prize winners, he will deliver his (belated) acceptance speech. .
On the picture, Lal Bihari (center) embraces his fellow Ig Nobel winners Kees Moeliker (left) and professor Ilja van Beest.