The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that makes people laugh, and then think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology.
This year's programme invites you to discover:
- Marc Abrahams
Father of the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of Annals of Improbable Research
- Claire Rind (Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK)
2005 Peace Prize winner — "Monitoring a brain cell of a locust while that locust watches selected highlights from the movie Star Wars"
- Marc Fardin (Laboratoire de Physique, ENS Lyon, F)
2017 Physics Prize winner — "Can a cat be both a solid and a liquid?"
- Mark Dingemanse (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, NL)
2015 Literature Prize winner — "The word 'huh?' seems to exist in every human language"
Show in English. Free tickets available from 14 March.
Ig Nobel Award Tour Show on 27 March 2018 at EPFL, with Marc Abraham, Nadia Dominici, Milo Puhan, Alex Suarez and Kees Moeliker. © EPFL - Alain Herzog.
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