Arrive around 7pm to get seated and place your dinner orders.
The webcast begins at 7:30.
A $3 contribution is requested from non-students to help support Atlanta Science Tavern programs.
2012 Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony Webcast-Watching Party
It's time again for that marvelous annual celebration of improbable research known as the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony (http://www.improbable.com/ig/2012/#about-the-ceremony). Please join us for this webcast-watching party at Manuel's as we stream this year's gala over the objections and guffaws of our usual crowd of science and humor enthusiasts.
The Ig Nobel Prizes, now in their 22nd year, honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative - and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology. Every year, in a gala ceremony in Harvard's Sanders Theatre, 1200 splendidly eccentric spectators watch the winners step forward to accept their Prizes. These are physically handed out by genuinely bemused genuine Nobel laureates.
The Ig Nobel Prizes are a production of our friends at the Annals of Improbable Research (http://www.improbable.com/), some of whom are - improbably - paid to do this kind of stuff. You may want to check out this spiffy poster (http://www.improbable.com/ig/2012/images/2012-Ig-Nobel-poster.pdf) (PDF) that they put together for this year's event.