The Ig Nobel Prizes and Improbable Research

The Ig Nobel Prizes and Improbable Research

Date

October 11, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Location

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons

Room

Room 152

Speaker

Affiliation

Improbable Research

Host

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Abstract:

The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK. Ten new prizes have been awarded every year since 1991, in gala ceremonies at Harvard and MIT, with winners traveling from around the world, and Nobel laureates physically handing out the Ig Nobel Prizes. The whole history of science, technology and medicine is a parade of things that at first made people LAUGH, then THINK. The Igs focuses public curiosity on the early, thought-provoking, "Is it good, bad, or too-early-to-tell?" stage of things.

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This lecture is co-sponsored with the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy.

**Note Marc Abrahams will have a seminar at 10am in Klaus, Room 1116 East & West.