Upcoming Events

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May 26, 2016, Thursday, 10:30 am. IBM Research THINKLab Second Anniversary Celebration, Yorktown Heights, New York, USA.  Marc Abrahams will be guest speaker, on the obvious topic: Improbable Research.
June 5, 2016, Sunday, 5:00 pm. Dead Duck Day, Natural History Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  Kees Moeliker will lead the annual commemoration of the event that led to the published scientific study that led to the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize for biology.
June 24, 2016, Friday, 18:25 and 20:40. The Homosexual Necrophiliac Duck Opera“, Natural History Museum, London, UK.  Two performances of the opera, by Daniel Gillingwater, based on the event that led to the published scientific study that led to the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize for biology.
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, day/time TBA. Reykjavik, Iceland. — Details TBA.
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 25, 2016, Monday, 2:15 pm. ESOF, Manchester, UK., at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. 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, Professor, University of Manchester, and Ig 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, Thurs. 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Tickets will go on sale in July, exclusively from the Harvard Box Office. Details TBA.
September 24, 2016, Saturday. Ig Informal Lectures, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Details TBA.

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