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.
Come and enjoy, laugh and think with
- Marc Abrahams
Father of the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of Annals of Improbable Research
- Ludwig Huber (University of Vienna)
2011 Physiology Prize Winner — "Absence of contagious yawning in tortoises"
- Hynek Burda (University of Duisburg-Essen and Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague)
2014 Biology Prize Winner — "Defecating dogs align their body axis with Earth's north-south geomagnetic field line"
- Alessandro Pluchino (Università di Catania)
2010 Management Prize Winner — "Organizations would become more efficient if they promoted people at random"
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