Improbable Research show tonight

AAAS_Poster_2008.gifTonight is the annual special Improbable Research show at the AAAS Annual Meeting. The meeting floats from city to city in various years. This year it’s in Boston.

The show is free and open to the public. It begins at 8:00 pm, in the Republic A room of the Sheraton Boston Hotel. (Click here for a map)
The session features: AIR editor Marc Abrahams, Ig Nobel Prize winner Gauri Nanda (inventor of Clocky, the alarm clock that runs away and hides repeatedly); Steve Nadis (?Just How Many Holy Grails of Science Are There??); Toscanini?s Ice Cream Propriety Gus Rancatore (Ig Nobel Chemistry Prize winner Mayu Yamamoto?s discovery of how to extract vanillin from cow dung?and applications of this for making delicious ice cream); Gus Rancatore (The 89th Anniversary of the Great Boston Molasses Flood); Elaine Chew and Alexandre Francois (A technical analysis of the music of P.D.Q. Bach); David Kessler and Joshua Kroll (?Technical Secrets of the Ig Nobel Ceremony?); and eight-year-old Miss Sweetie Poo will help ensure that all the talks are delightfully brief.

Please spread the word! (Click on the image to download a printable poster.)

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