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Ig Nobel Awards Tour Show 2014

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jz9X-BoIXE4

"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'" —

Nature

"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

http://www.improbable.com/ig/

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.

Booking

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.

Meeting Up

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:

http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/camp...­

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  • Sailesh

    Great event, thanks for making it happen! I was at the front and asked about colourblind cows, whilst my friend was the one who revealed Superman..

    2 · March 15, 2014

    • Zoetanya S.

      Great comnent Sailesh, I laughed aloud.

      March 15, 2014

  • Zoetanya S.

    Had a blast yesterday, thanks to the organisers for coordinating and to everyone else for being so nice! I will definitely come along to other events. Aside from digital rectal massage as a cure for chronic hiccups, I loved discussing which superheroes would win in a fight. Awesome.

    March 15, 2014

  • Ben

    Not sure where everyone else is, but three of us (Mala, Tanya and me) are in the Zetland if anyone fancies a drink.

    March 14, 2014

    • Michael H.

      There's still a bunch of us upstairs in hoop and toy, nearest pub to station

      March 14, 2014

  • Michael H.

    We're at the hoop and toy pub near s ken station

    March 14, 2014

    • Michael H.

      Upstairs in the Function room

      March 14, 2014

  • N G.

    At the end, meet at the upper left, top row, and we can all go to the pub!

    March 14, 2014

  • N G.

    Some of us have managed to meet up. Further most row at the back, at the to left

    March 14, 2014

  • ben

    Aha, see you now that's there's no seats! In at the back middle.

    March 14, 2014

  • Ankur C.

    towards the rear, left half as you enter.

    March 14, 2014

  • N G.

    I could not find the group on arrival. If anyone picks this up, when facing the stage, I'm at the top right, third row from the back. Hope I can find you, otherwise, I'll call Nayim afterwards

    March 14, 2014

  • ben

    Where you sat?

    March 14, 2014

  • Ankur C.

    find the fedora ... it will be your beacon.

    March 14, 2014

    • Michael H.

      Where about are you sitting?

      March 14, 2014

  • Nayim K.

    Very sorry the train got delayed! I'll be there in a minute!

    March 14, 2014

  • Jobeda A.

    hello everyone who has lost or hasn't received tickets. If you booked them, you can call the Graduate School on[masked] and they'll provide duplicates for you to pick up at box office.

    March 14, 2014

  • Michael H.

    Good point - I've just realised I don't haven't a physical ticket yet, have emailed [masked] as suggested on the email.

    March 13, 2014

    • Zoetanya S.

      Yes, collect tickets from the box office which is on Level 2 of the Sherfield Building just outside the Great Hall.

      March 14, 2014

    • Rachel B.

      Fantastic, thank you.

      March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it this eve, will be near Oxford Circus tube from about 10:00-18:30 if anyone would like my ticket

    March 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Of course the event starts at 18:00 so you'd need to pick it up before then!

      March 14, 2014

  • Zoetanya S.

    What on earth do you wear to this?

    March 13, 2014

    • Jobeda A.

      It's a university lecture hall, sadly not a posh gala (yet!), so just wear casuals. Most people there will be students.

      1 · March 13, 2014

    • Zoetanya S.

      Thank-you. V helpful.

      March 13, 2014

  • Jobeda A.

    Your host for the IgNobels tomorrow is Nayim and his number is[masked] - please call or text if you can't find us at the meeting point. He'll have a Meetup sign and a red Meetup cap!

    The meeting point is outside the The Great Hall of the Sherfield Building - we will meet there at 5.45pm. It's not hard to find, but if you haven't been there before, please give yourself an extra 10-15 mins from when you intend to arrive at the Imperial College campus. It will be pretty crowded, so please be patient looking for the group. 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:

    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/southkensington

    2 · March 13, 2014

  • sarah t.

    Is anyone meeting beforehand?

    March 12, 2014

    • Zoetanya S.

      I would like to meet beforehand! I think I'll head down for 5ish

      March 13, 2014

    • Michelle

      Yes me too. I used to go to IC but no doubt it's changed a lot!! I do know the Queen's tower is still there, so how about we meet on the grass under the Queens Tower? However a meet-up host may email us meeting location separately, but if not we can use this as a back up plan.

      March 13, 2014

  • Rachel B.

    Has everyone got a physical ticket?

    March 13, 2014

  • N G.

    I have a second ticket if anyone would like to have it

    March 12, 2014

  • ben

    lol, i just got the ticket for this and im like, wtf is this all about? better check geekchic!

    1 · March 8, 2014

    • Jobeda A.

      That seems like a general good rule for life...

      March 8, 2014

  • Arun

    I just got my tickets!

    March 8, 2014

  • Jobeda A.

    Hello, tickets are fully booked for this now. If anyone has a spare ticket, I would like an extra one please. Thanks, Jobeda

    February 24, 2014

    • Michelle

      I've got a spare one. Email me your address and I'll post it to you.

      March 7, 2014

  • Zoetanya S.

    I am so glad to see this here!! I wanted to go last year but my friends are a lot less geeky.

    February 9, 2014

  • Tanya

    Applied for mine - will be a good giggle looking forward to it!

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this... the first meetup I've signed up for, although it may not be the first I attend considering the date!

    January 23, 2014

  • rianhughes

    Applied for mine already! Last year was great fun

    January 23, 2014

  • Sailesh

    This is going to be awesome

    January 20, 2014

  • N G.

    I'm all booked. Can't wait! It was a great event last year. Also, you can book tickets online for the ceremony itself in the autumn in Boston. Maybe an international Geek Chic trip?

    January 19, 2014

  • Jeff F.

    Can't wait

    January 18, 2014

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM to Friday, March 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    January 15, 2014

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from IET London: Savoy Place to Imperial College

    January 15, 2014

  • Jobeda A.

    Thanks Nick. I'll update and announce when we have more info.

    January 10, 2014

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