On Monday March 30, 2020, EPFL should have welcomed for the fifth time the Ig Nobel Award Tour Show, with Marc Abrahams and a line-up of Ig Nobel Prize winners, with the support of the NCCR MARVEL. On the menu this year, pizza, wine and football. A great opportunity to see science from an original point of view, in a show that is both funny and inspiring, and an encouragement for scientists to think outside the box.
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.
Ig Nobel Award Tour Show on 25 March 2019 at EPFL, with Marc Abraham, Claire Rind, Marc-Antoine Fardin and Pierre Barthélémy. © STEMUTZ (www.stemutz.com)
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
- Minna Lyons (School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, UK)
2014 Psychology Prize winner — A new study: "Referee height influences decision making in British football leagues"
- Michael Smith (University of Konstanz, D)
2015 Physiology and Entomology Prize winner — "Carefully arranging for honey bees to sting him repeatedly on 25 different locations on his body, to learn which locations are the least painful, and which are the most painful"
- Sébastien Lebreton (Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille, F)
2018 Biology Prize winner — "Detecting, by smell, the presence of a single fly in a glass of wine"
Show in English. Free tickets available from 23 March at the EPFL Esplanade reception desk in Lausanne or by email at email@example.com.
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