Upcoming Events

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November 23, 2018, Friday. Science Friday” Ig Nobel radio broadcast.
December 8, 2018, Saturday. Science & Us” , MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA—Marc Abrahams will be part of a panel discussion with high schoolers, about science communication.
January 2019 (exact date TBA). Arisia, Boston, Massachusetts, USA—Dramatic readings from improbable research studies. Details TBA.
January 22,2019, Tuesday. Harvard Club of New York CityMarc Abrahams will discuss the Ig Nobel Prizes. Details TBA.
February 14, 2019, 11 am. NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USAMarc Abrahams will talk about improbable research and the Ig Nobel Prizes. Details TBA.
February 16, 2019, Saturday, 8:00 pm. Improbable Research show at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington DC—The annual Improbable Research session will include:

This session, unlike most of the AAAS Annual Meeting, is open free to the public. #AAASmtg

March-April, 2019. Ig Nobel EuroTour 2019—Events in the UK, Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, and perhaps elsewhere. Details TBA.

  • March 14, Thursday—Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK—Marc Abrahams and
    • Ig Nobel Prize winner James Heathcote (Why do old men have big ears?)
    • Ig Nobel Prize winner Claire Rind (Monitoring a brain cell of a locust while that locust watches selected highlights from the movie Star Wars)
    • Ig Nobel Prize winner James Cole (Nutritional value of human cannibalism)
  • March 16, SaturdayImperial College London, UK—[This is half of a special double-event day, together with BAHFest London. TICKETS will go on sale soon; there will be the option to purchase tickets for both events, or for  just one.]Marc Abrahams and
    • Ig Nobel Prize winner James Heathcote (Why do old men have big ears?)
    • Ig Nobel Prize winners Marisa López-Tejón and Alex Garcia-Faura (Effects of vagina music on developing fetuses)
    • Ig Nobel Prize winner James Cole (Nutritional value of human cannibalism)
    • Andrew George (dramatic reading of bad poetry by the eminent bad poet William Topaz McGonagall)
  • March 19, Tuesday—University of Graz, Austria—Details TBA
  • March 22, Friday, 11:00 amStadtsaalVienna, Austria—Special program for classes from Vienna-area schools. Details TBA
  • March 25, MondayEPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland—This is part of EPFL’s 50th anniversary celebration! Details TBA
  • April 9, Tuesday—University of Stockholm, Sweden—Details TBA
  • …and many more, TBA
May 14, 2019, Tuesday. Greater Worcester Humanists, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAMarc Abrahams will discuss the Ig Nobel Prizes. Details TBA
July, 2019, (exact date TBA). TICKETS go on sale for the 29th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremonyDetails TBA.
September, 2019, (exact date TBA). The 29th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony—Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USADetails TBA.
September, 2019, (exact date TBA). Ig Informal Lectures—MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA.—The new Ig Nobel Prize winners give free public talks, and answer questions. Details TBA.

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