AAAS Annual Meeting, Sheraton Boston Hotel (in the Prudential Center), in Constitution Ballroom A, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. — February 18, 2017, Saturday, 8:00 pm. — This year’s Improbable Research session will feature:
- Marc Abrahams (founder of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony) will profile the new Ig Nobel Prize winners
- Nicole “FYFD” Sharp will present updated discoveries from her research on the fluid dynamics of the Boston Molasses Flood
- Improbable Research podcast stars, doing dramatic readings from Ig Nobel Prize-winning studies and patents: researchers Jean Berko Gleason, Nicole “FYFD” Sharp, Melissa Franklin, Chris Cotsapas.
- Soprano Maria Ferrante, accompanied by Dr. Thomas Michel, singing songs from Ig Nobel operas.
- World premiere of an opera song about the Dunning-Kruger effect, with music by Giacomo Puccini (composer of 13 operas) and words by Marc Abrahams (librettist of 21 Ig Nobel operas), performed by Maria Ferrante and Dr. Thomas Michel.
This evening special session is open free to the public. BUT NOTE: Every year this session fills rapidly, so we suggest you arrive a little early, if you want to get into the room.
This is the research study that introduced the Dunning-Kruger effect: