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The Ig Nobel Prize ceremony happens two weeks from today

The 29th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony will happen two weeks from today—on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 6:00 pm (US east coast time)—at Sanders Theatre, Harvard University.

A few (not a lot of) TICKETS are still available from the Harvard Box Office.

Ten new Ig Nobel Prize winners will be revealed. Their prizes will be handed to them by a gaggle of bemused Nobel laureates.

Audience Delegations

If you would like your group of five (5) or more ceremony attendees to be recognized as an Official Delegation, First obtain tickets, Then register with Louise Sacco, Official Overseer of the Delegations (phone: 781-690-6621, email: LouiseSacco AT The deadline for registering as a delegation is Wednesday, September 4th, 2019.

Each Official Audience Delegation receives a moment in the sun, so to speak, during the ceremony.

Habits, Habits

The theme of this year’s ceremony (though not necessarily of the things that win prizes) is HABITS. The ceremony will include the premiere of the mini-opera “Creatures of Habit,” about a visit to the (fictional, alas) Museum of Bad Habits.

The ceremony will be webcast live, as it has been every year since 1995.

And two days later, the Lectures at MIT…

This year, for the second straight year, we will also webcast the Ig Informal Lectures at MIT, in which the new winners each give a brief public talk, and answer questions. That event—on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 1:00 pm, is co-organized by the MIT Press Bookstore.

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