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July 7, 2016, Thursday, noon [US east coast time] TICKETS GO ON SALE for the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. Tickets will be available exclusively from the Harvard Box Office (both online and at the physical box office).
July 22, Friday, noon. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Háskólatorg,
Sæmundargata 2, 101. — Marc Abrahams will talk about the Ig Nobel Prizes and Iceland’s Ig Nobel Prize-winning bankers. Free admission, even for current and ex-bankers.
July 23, 2016, Saturday, 3:00 pm. Blue Dot Festival, Jodrell Bank, UK. — Marc Abrahams and friends — QI elves James Harkin, Dan Schreiber, et al,; Ig Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Oberzaucher; and others  — will perform Dramatic Readings from Ig Nobel Prize-winning and other seemingly bizarre studies.
July 24, 2016, Sunday, 1:30 pm. Science in the City, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester UK. — Dramatic Improbable Readings, with Marc Abrahams and friends — Intriguing science persons will perform Dramatic Readings from Ig Nobel Prize-winning and other seemingly bizarre studies. [NOTE: Science in the City is part of ESOF]
July 25, 2016, Monday, 2:15 pm. ESOF, Manchester, UK. — at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, in the Charter 1 room — Roundtable discussion on “What’s So Funny About Science?” with:

  • Marc Abrahams, Editor and organizer, Annals of Improbable Research & lg Nobel Prize Ceremony
  • Sylvie Coyaud, Journalist, Blogger, la Republicca
  • Reto Schneider, Deputy Editor, NZZ Folio
  • Andre Geim, Professor, University of Manchester, and Ig Nobel Prize winner adn Nobel Prize winner
  • Elizabeth Oberzaucher, Professor, University of Vienna, and Ig Nobel Prize winner

TOPIC: Can a piece of scientific research be both important and humorous? Our inspiration comes from the popularity and media coverage of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, the mantra of which is “First they make you laugh, then they make you think.”

September 22, 2016, Thursday, 6:00 pm. 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Tickets are available exclusively from the Harvard Box Office. The ceremony will be webcast live on YouTube.
September 24, 2016, Saturday, 1:00 pm. Ig Informal Lectures, MIT, Building 26, room 100, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Free admission (but seating is limited!)
February 18, 2017, Saturday. AAAS Annual Meeting, BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA. The annual Improbable Research session will be open free to the public. Details TBA.
March, 2017. Ig Nobel EuroTour. Details TBA.
April 27, 2017, Thursday. Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s 37th Annual Scientific Meeting, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Marc Abrahams will do a talk about “Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes, and Cardiology”.

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