Interdisciplinary collaboration at the Ig Nobel party

Every year, after the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at Harvard, and after the Ig Informal Lectures at MIT, comes a relaxed party for the winners and the Ig Nobel organizers. Friendships are forged, ideas are born, good food is enjoyed. At this year’s party, 2007 Ig Nobel Medicine Prize co-winner Dan Meyer (co-author of the medical report “Sword Swallowing and Its Side-Effects“) collaborated with 1976 Nobel Chemistry Prize winner William Lipscomb for a small experiment. David Kessler, stage manager of the Ig ceremony, filmed the moment (click on the image):

MeyerLipscombSword.jpg

(NOTE: To see one of Dan’s earlier collaborations, with a different collaborator, click here.)

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!