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September 20-28, 2018. Ig Nobel Japan Tour

  • September 20, ThursdayNerd Nite Tokyo, Nagatacho GRID, Tokyo, Japan.—A very jet-lagged Marc Abrahams will discuss the Ig Nobel Prizes.
  • September 21, Friday— Special Pre-Show Press Opening of the Ig Nobel ExhibitionAaMo Gallery at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan. —Marc Abrahams and several Ig Nobel Prize winners (Horiuchi, Watanabe, Suzuki, Hirose, Nakamats, Nakagaki, Kurihara, Uchiyama, Mabuchi, Yoshizawa) will take part.
  • September 22, SaturdayIg Nobel ExhibitionAaMo Gallery at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan. —Marc Abrahams will take part in the official  opening. The exhibition will run from September 22-November 4, 2018.
  • September 23, Sunday, 15:30Miraikan (National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation). Part of this event will be webcast 17:30-19:00 (Tokyo time).
  • September 26, WednesdayHokkaido University Marc Abrahams and Ig Nobel Prize winners Toshiyuki Nakagaki and Kazunori Yoshizawa will discuss the Igs, and answer (and ask) questions. This event will also include the premiere of a new kind of Improbable Research public activity: the Two/Too Lectures.
  • September 28, Friday, 17:30Ishikawa Prefectural University, Hokkoku Shimbun Interchange Hall (2-1 Minami-cho, Kanazawa City) Marc Abrahams and Ig Nobel Prize winners Yukio Hirose, and Hidehiko Kumagai (who is also president of the university) & Shinsuke Imai will discuss the Igs, and answer (and ask) questions.
September 22-November 4 2018. Ig Nobel Prizes ExhibitionAaMo Gallery at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan. [AND NOTE: The exhibition has its own twitter feed.]
October 3, 2018, Wednesday. FSTech—Orlando, Florida, USA.—Marc Abrahams will give the keynote address: “Improbably Good and Bad Innovations in Food and Food Service.”
October 4, 2018, Thursday, 1:00 pm. The History, Uses, and Future of the Ig Nobel Prize,” Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.—25 Shattuck Street, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room—Marc Abrahams will discuss the Ig Nobel Prizes, as part of the symposium.
October 10, 2018, Wednesday, 5:30 pm. Hartford County Medical Association Annual Meeting, Farmington Gardens, Farmington, Connecticut, USA Marc Abrahams will discuss the Ig Nobel Prizes and some improbable medical research.
November 23, 2018, Friday. Science Friday” Ig Nobel radio broadcast.
January 2019 (exact date TBA). Arisia, Boston. Dramatic readings from improbable research studies. Details TBA.
February, 2019, (dates TBA). Vancouver and Seattle. 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:

  • Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony
  • Ig Nobel Prize winner Abigail Baird (fMRI discovery of brain activity in a dead salmon)
  • Ig Nobel Prize winner Jiwon Han (the physics of walking backwards with a cup of hot coffee)
  • and others TBA
March-April, 2019. Ig Nobel EuroTour (Events in Spain, UK, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, and perhaps elsewhere). Details TBA.

  • March 16, SaturdayImperial College London, UK—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)
  • March 22, FridayVienna, Austria—Details TBA.
  • March 25, MondayEPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland—Details TBA
  • …and many more, 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.

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