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July 16, 2018, Monday, 10:00 am. Improbable Research Table Talk— Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First St., Cambridge, MA, USA. The very first in a 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 the Ig Nobel Prize-winning study about “The physics of walking backwards while carrying coffee“. Free. All welcome.
July 23, 2018, Monday, 10:00 am. Improbable Research Table Talk—Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First St., Cambridge, MA, USA. [Part of  a 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 the Ig Nobel Prize-winning study “Can a cat be both a liquid and a solid?” Free. All welcome.
July 30, 2018, Monday, 10:00 am. Improbable Research Table Talk—Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First St., Cambridge, MA, USA. [Part of  a 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 the Ig Nobel Prize-winning study “The Neural Bases of Disgust for Cheese: An fMRI Study.” Free. All welcome.
August 6, 2018, Monday, 10:00 am. Improbable Research Table Talk—Toscanini’s Ice Cream, 159 First St., Cambridge, MA, USA. [Part of  a 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 the Ig Nobel Prize-winning study “Is That Me or My Twin? Lack of Self-Face Recognition Advantage in Identical Twins.” Free. All welcome.
August 31, 2018, Friday, Time TBA. Improbable Research Table Talk—Arlington, MA, USA— and livecast on Facebook. [Part of  a new series of events] A cozy, brief talk about a research study that makes people laugh, then think. With Marc Abrahams and Deborah Henson-Conant. At this session we will talk about the study “Electrocortical Activity in a Pianist Playing ‘Vexations’ by Erik Satie Continuously for 28 Hours.” Free.
September 4, 2018, Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 pm. Science Cafe—The Draft Sports Bar, 67 South Main Street, Concord, New Hampshire, USAMarc Abrahams will discuss the Ig Nobel Prizes, with David Brooks.
September 11, 2018, Tuesday, 4:30-6:00 pm. Knight Science Journalism seminar—MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USAMarc Abrahams will discuss the upcoming Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, and the history of the Ig. (private event)
September 13, 2018, Thursday, 6:00 pm. The 28th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony— Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. TICKETS available exclusively from the Harvard Box Office.
September 15, 2018, Saturday, 1:00 pm. The Ig Informal Lectures—MIT, Building 10, room 250, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Details TBA.
September 22-November 4, 2018.  Ig Nobel Exhibition—AaMo Gallery at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, JapanMarc Abrahams and several Ig Nobel Prize winners will be present at the opening. There will be related events, too—details of those TBA.
October 3, 2018, Wednesday. FSTech—Orlando, Florida, USAMarc Abrahams will give the keynote address: “Improbably Good and Bad Innovations in Food and Food Service.”
October 4, 2018, Thursday. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.  Details TBA.
October 10, 2018, Wednesday, 5:30 pm. Hartford County Medical Association Annual Meeting, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.  Details TBA.
November, 2018.  Ig Nobel Autumn EuroTour.  Details TBA.
November 23, 2018, Friday. “Science Friday” Ig Nobel radio broadcast.  Details TBA.

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