About The Ig® Nobel Prizes
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then makes them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology. Every September, in a gala ceremony in Harvard, 1100 splendidly eccentric spectators watch the winners step forward to accept their Prizes. These are physically handed out by genuinely bemused genuine Nobel Laureates.
The 23rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony happened on Thursday, September 12, 2013, introducing the 2013 Ig Nobel Prize winners. The ceremony was webcast on www.improbable.com and about 20 major news and science sites.
Now, you can see some of the winners in London at the Ig Nobel Tour Show UK.
"Last, but not least, there are the Ig Nobel awards. These come with little cash, but much cachet, and reward those research projects that 'first make people laugh, and then make them think'" —
"It's like the weirdest f-ing thing that you'll ever go to... it's a collection of, like, actual Nobel Prize winners giving away prizes to real scientists for doing f'd-up things... it's awesome."— Amanda Palmer
The show will be presented by Marc Abrahams, organiser of the Ig Nobel prizes, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research and Guardian columnist, and featured a whole host of Ig Nobel Prize winners and other 'improbable' researchers.
Further information about this years presenters will be available in due course.
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance. Last year we had people desperate for tickets last minute, but they are very hard to get nearer the time. So please book ahead. Please remember to cancel your ticket if you subsequently can't make it.
Booking here: Imperial booking page.
5.45pm - outside the The Great Hall of the Sherfield Building.
If you haven't been to this building before, please give yourself an extra 10-15 mins from when you intend to arrive at the Imperial College campus. I highly recommend you download or at least look at this campus map if this is your first time to Imperial College as we only have 15 minutes to get the group together before going in:
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