Upcoming Events

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January 20, Saturday, 2018, 9:30 am. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA — Marc Abrahams will talk about Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes. Free, open to all (but adults do have to bring a government-issued picture ID).
February 7, 2018, Wednesday, 3:40 pm. Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Annual Conference, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA. Marc Abrahams will give the keynote address.
February 9, 2018, Friday, 2:00 pm. Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, USA. Marc Abrahams will talk about Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes. Details TBA.
February 17, 2018, Saturday, 8:00 pm. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas. The annual Improbable Research session will include:

  • Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony
  • Ig Nobel Prize winner Alex Suarez (Zurich, Switzerland)—using a digeridoo to treat sleep apnea and snoring
  • Ig Nobel Prize winner Liza Shapiro (U Texas anthropologist)—why pregnant women don’t tip over
  • Ig Nobel Prize winner Jesse Han (University of Virginia physicist)—physics of carrying a cup of coffee while walking backwards)
  • Ed Theriot (Texas Memorial Museum, U Texas)—The Taxonomy of Barney
  • Perhaps one or two others TBA

This special session is open to the public, free of charge.

March 1, 2018, Wednesday, 9:30 am. ComScicon, Atlanta, Georgia — Panel discussion “Outside of the Box: SciComm in Creative Outlets” will include Marc Abrahams, Nicole Sharp (FYFD creator, and Ig Nobel organizer), Ig Nobel Prize winners Diego Golombek and David Hu.
March-April, 2018. Ig Nobel EuroTour — shows in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Poland, The Netherlands, and other countries. Details TBA.
April 26, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm. Northwest Rheumatism Society, Portland, Oregon. Marc Abrahams will give the keynote address.
July, 2018. Tickets go on sale for the 28th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. Details TBA.
September, 2018. The 28th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Details TBA.
September, 2018. The Ig Informal Lectures, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Details TBA.
October, 2018.  Japan.  Details TBA.

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