The event is currently 57% full, at 2.10pm Wednesday.
Father of the Ig Nobel Prizes, Marc Abrahams and scientists,
researchers, and other colourful individuals explain research
that will make you laugh and then think!! Why are books on
ethics more likely to get stolen? What time of month generates
higher tips for Las Vegas lap dancers? What's the best way to murder
tree snakes in Guam? And what is the significance of Mr Buckley's
exploding trousers? Along with more of the strangest and interesting
research known to this pale blue dot.
Mason Porter - Mathematician and writer
Rita Carter - Science writer and broadcaster
Brian Clegg - Science author
Alain Goriely - Director of the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics
Thomas Woolley - Postdoctoral mathematics student
Steve Colgan - QI contributor and Ex-Met Police 'Ninja'
Mark Lynas - Author of SIX DEGREES
A few more participants to be announced.
Marc Abrahams is editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine
Annals of Improbable Research (AIR). Marc is the father and master
of ceremonies of the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, honoring achievements
that make people LAUGH, and then THINK. The Prizes are handed out by
genuine Nobel Laureates at a gala ceremony held each autumn at
Harvard University and broadcast on National Public Radio and on the
He is the author of This Is Improbable and lives in Cambridge, Mass,
Please note that the venue is different from previous Ig Nobel events
24-29 St Giles
5pm - 6.30pm
Friday, 5th October 2012
Please book tickets in advance online:
Adults: GBP 6.00
Concessions: GBP 3.00 (students, unemployed, senior citizens)