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March 4, 2015, Wednesday.

Premiere of the weekly Ig Nobel Podcast, distributed by CBS on Play.it and iTunes.

March 12-30, 2015. Ig Nobel Tour of Europe: UK, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden.

  • BRUNEL UNIVERSITY, London, UK. Eastern Gateway Building. Thursday, March 12, 7:00 pm. (TICKETS.) Featuring: Marc Abrahams, Ray Goldstein (Ig Nobel winner, The physics of ponytails); David Dunstan (Effectiveness of throwing snails over the garden fence); Richard Webb (Tribute to John Hoyland, the father of Nominative Determinism); QI/ Museum of Curiosity researcher/performers James HarkinDan Schreiber and Stevyn Colgan (dramatic readings from bizarre, genuine research studies); Andrew George (Recitation of bad engineering poetry by the bad poet William Topaz McGonagall)
  • PORTSMOUTH UNIVERSITY, Portsmouth, UK. Richmond Building, Portland Street. Monday, March 16, 6:00 pm. (TICKETS.) Featuring: Marc Abrahams; Chris McManus (Ig Nobel winner, Scrotal asymmetry in ancient Sculpture and man); Minna Lyons (Ig Nobel winner, Relation between night owls and psychopathy); David Dunstan (Effectiveness of throwing snails over the garden fence); Richard Webb (Tribute to John Hoyland, the father of Nominative Determinism)
  • NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY, Nottingham, UK. City site,
    Goldsmith Street. Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 pm. (TICKETS.) Featuring: Marc Abrahams; Chris McManus (Ig Nobel winner, Scrotal asymmetry in ancient Sculpture and man); Richard Stephens (Ig Nobel winner, The effect of swearing on pain); Richard Webb (Tribute to John Hoyland, the father of Nominative Determinism)
  • IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON, London, UK, Friday, March 20. The Great Hall, Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus. 6:00 pm. (TICKETS.) Featuring: Marc AbrahamsDr. Nakamats (Ig Nobel winner, photographing every meal he has consumed over a period of 43 years); Sabine Begall and Pascal Malkemper (Ig Nobel winners, Documenting that when dogs defecate and urinate, they prefer to align their body axis with Earth’s north-south geomagnetic field lines); Minna Lyons (Ig Nobel winner, Relation between night owls and psychopathy); Alex Dyson (Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists Man-of-the-Year) Richard Webb (Tribute to John Hoyland, the father of Nominative Determinism); QI/ Museum of Curiosity researcher/performers James Harkin, Dan Schreiber, Stevyn Colgan (dramatic readings from bizarre, genuine research studies); Andrew George (Recitation of bad poetry by the bad poet William Topaz McGonagall)
  • FREE UNIVERSITY OF BRUSSELS, Belgium. In the Big Aula (QA) of the VUB (Free University of Brussels). Monday, March 23, 7:30 pm. (TICKET INFO TBA.) Marc Abrahams.
  • AARHUS UNIVERSITY, Denmark, Aarhus. The Ceremonial Hall. Wednesday and Thursday, March 25 & 26, evening. (TICKETS). (NOTE: There are also optional events immediately before and after each Aarhus show. BEFORE the show, there is a BUFFET —separate tickets are required for the buffet. AFTER the show, there is a receptionfree, no tickets required — for every one, at the Steno Science Museum.) Featuring: Marc Abrahams; Dr. Nakamats (Ig Nobel winner, photographing every meal he has consumed over a period of 43 years); Hynek Burda (Ig Nobel winner, Documenting that when dogs defecate and urinate, they prefer to align their body axis with Earth’s north-south geomagnetic field lines); Jaroslav Flegr (Ig Nobel winner, Is it mentally hazardous for a human to own a cat); Eigel Reimers (Ig Nobel winner, Testing how reindeer react to seeing humans who are disguised as polar bears); and a special appearance by LFFFHCfS member Halfdan Skjerning and his beard.
  • UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, Denmark. Festsalen, Frue Plads 4, 1168 København. Friday, March 27, 7:00 pm. (TICKETS.) Featuring: Marc Abrahams; Dr. Nakamats (Ig Nobel winner, photographing every meal he has consumed over a period of 43 years); Hynek Burda (Ig Nobel winner, Documenting that when dogs defecate and urinate, they prefer to align their body axis with Earth’s north-south geomagnetic field lines); Jaroslav Flegr (Ig Nobel winner, Is it mentally hazardous for a human to own a cat); Eigel Reimers (Ig Nobel winner, Testing how reindeer react to seeing humans who are disguised as polar bears)
  • KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE, Stockholm, Sweden. Lecture hall Gustaf Retzius, at Berzelius väg 3. Monday, March 30, 3:00 pm. Featuring: Marc Abrahams; Dr. Nakamats (Ig Nobel winner, photographing every meal he has consumed over a period of 43 years); Jaroslav Flegr (Ig Nobel winner, Is it mentally hazardous for a human to own a cat); Sabine Begall and Pascal Malkemper (Ig Nobel winners, Documenting that when dogs defecate and urinate, they prefer to align their body axis with Earth’s north-south geomagnetic field lines); Andrea Rapisarda (Ig Nobel winner, demonstrating mathematically that organizations would become more efficient if they promoted people at random); Gustav Nilsonne (Karolinska neuroscientist, demonstrating the relative difficulty and ease of walking with a cup of coffee and a cup of beer.)..
  • BOULEVARDTEATERN, Stockholm, Sweden. Gotgatan 73, 116 62 Stockholm. Monday, March 30, 6:30 pm. Featuring: Marc Abrahams; Dr. Nakamats (Ig Nobel winner, photographing every meal he has consumed over a period of 43 years); Jaroslav Flegr (Ig Nobel winner, Is it mentally hazardous for a human to own a cat); Sabine Begall and Pascal Malkemper (Ig Nobel winners, Documenting that when dogs defecate and urinate, they prefer to align their body axis with Earth’s north-south geomagnetic field lines); Andrea Rapisarda (Ig Nobel winner, demonstrating mathematically that organizations would become more efficient if they promoted people at random); Gustav Nilsonne (Karolinska neuroscientist, demonstrating the relative difficulty and ease of walking with a cup of coffee and a cup of beer.)

Further details TBA.

April 27, 2015, Monday. St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas. Marc Abrahams will talk about Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes.
June, 2015. Ig Nobel Events in Japan. With Marc Abrahams, Ig Nobel Prize winner Dr. Nakamats, and other Ig Nobel Prize winners. Details TBA.
July, 2015 – exact date TBA. Tickets go on sale for the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony.
September 17, 2015, Thursday, 6:00 pm. The 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Tickets will go on sale in early July.
September 19, 2015, afternoon. The Ig Informal Lectures, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

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