There’s now an elegant, sortable database of Ig Nobel Prize Winners. It’s made in Silk – a platform for visualizing and sharing data. Silk says that it is:
…a way to search through and filter all the Ig Nobel prizes and find strange correlations (but not necessarily causations) such as: “prize winners that contain the words ‘beer’ and ‘sex'”. The database will be built and organized with Silk’s data-publishing platform.
All 23 years of Ig Nobel winners are included (very soon it will have 24 years of data). We hope this will be a useful tool for understanding which countries have won the most Ig Nobel Peace Prizes, or which Ig Nobel Prizes have been awarded to researchers in or from Norway.
SAN FRANCISCO BONUS: Silk and WeWork are hosting an Ig Nobel Watching Party in San Fransisco on Thursday September 18th. (Public welcome, but space is limited)
BONUS: Facts And Details has a page devoted Japanese Nobel and Ig Nobel Prize winners. We applaud all attempts to find patterns and groupings in our published Ig data.
SPECIAL * SPECIAL * SPECIAL BONUS: 2010 Ig Nobel Management Prize winner Andrea Rapisarda, working independently in Italy, made their own nifty app of Ig Nobel Prize winners. You can get it free on iTunes.