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June 5, 2019, Wednesday, 5 pm. Dead Duck Day celebration, Natural History Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands—commemorating the incident documented in the Ig Nobel Prize-winning study “The First Case of Homosexual Necrophilia in the Mallard Duck“.
June 19, 2019, Wednesday, 7 pm. Improbable Research Table Talk—Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First St., Cambridge, MA, USA. [Part of another new series of events] A cozy, brief talk about a research study that makes people laugh, then think. With Marc Abrahams and Gus Rancatore. At this session we will talk about Gustano Pizzo’s Ig Nobel Prize-winning patent (US patent 3,811,643) “Anti-hijacking system for aircraft.” Free. All welcome.
July 10, 2019, Wednesday, noon (U.S. eastern time). TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS go on sale for the 29th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony—available exclusively from the Harvard Box office, online and in Harvard Square.
July 12-14, 2019, Fri, Sat, Sun. Readercon, Quincy, Massachusetts, USAMarc Abrahams will introduce Dramatic Readings from Ig Nobel Prize-winning studies, performed by Sonya Taaffe, Rose Fox, Heath Miller, and Claire Cooney, and do a few other things.
2019, date TBA). Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, USA—Details TBA.
September 12, 2019, Thursday, 6:00p pm. The 29th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony—Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.—TICKETS will go on sale in July.
September 14, 2019, Saturday, 1:00 pm. Ig Informal Lectures—MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA.—The new Ig Nobel Prize winners give free public talks, and answer questions.
September 23, 2019, Monday. BEworks Summit for Science in Financial Services, Ottawa, Canada—Marc Abrahams will talk about improbable research and the Ig Nobel Prizes. Details TBA.
October 8, 2019, Tuesday Red Hat, Boston, MA, USA.
October 25, 2019, Friday Lubbock, Texas, USA—Details TBA.

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