Table of Contents for Volume 9, Issue 6
Ig Nobel issue
On the front cover: Masahiko Kajita, co-winner of the 2002 Ig Nobel Peace Prize for inventing the Bow Lingual automatic dog-to-human translation device, returns to take a bow at the 2003 Ceremony. Photo: Margaret Hart.
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On the back cover: A photograph, taken circa 1956, of Philip Zimbardo and a lab rat. Zimbardo went on to a career as a one of the world’s great psychologists. In 2003, he and two colleagues were awarded an Ig Nobel Prize. Photo courtesy of George Slavich.
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Cover design by Peaco Todd.
The features marked with a star (*) are based entirely on material taken straight from standard research (and other Official and Therefore Always Correct) literature. Many of the other articles are genuine, too, but we don't know which ones.
Special Section: The Thirteenth 1st Annual
Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony
(NOTE: the print magazine has many photos that do not appear here online)
- 4 -- The Ceremony
- 8 -- The New Winners*
- 11 -- The 2003 Acceptance Speeches
- 17 -- “Ode on the Mammoth Cheese”
- 18 -- The Nano-Lectures
- 22 -- “Atom and Eve” -- A Nano-Opera
- 28 -- Trinkaus: Another Informal Look* Don Danila
- 27 --AIRhead Research Review* -- Dirk Manley
- 31 --May We Recommend* -- Stephen Drew
News and Notes
- IFC -- Sleep Learning
- 2 -- AIR Vents
- 6 -- AIR Books
- 7 -- HMO-NO News: Aspirin!
- 7 -- Alice and Schroedinger -- Nick Kim
- 21 -- Teachers Guide
- 30 -- Solution to Last Issue’s Puzzler
- 30 -- Bends on the Learning Curve -- Richard Lederer
- 30 -- Ig Info
- 31 -- Stale AIR
- IBC -- Unclassified Ads
- IBC -- AIR Info
- Caltech – Jan 28, 2004
- Seattle and Bellingham – Feb. 13 & 17, 2004
- U.K. Ig Nobel Tour – Mar. 2004
- Australia Ig Nobel Tour – Aug. 2004
- Austria – Aug. 2004
- 2004 Ig Nobel Ceremony – Sep. 30, 2004
- (see WWW.IMPROBABLE.COM for details of these and other events)
- NEWSPAPER: Our new newspaper column, "Improbable Research," now appears every Tuesday in The Guardian (London).