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Ig Nobel Awards Tour 2013

Thursday, 4 April, 2013 - 17:30 to 19:30

The 2013 tour will span 15 March - 7 April 2013. It’s all about research that makes people laugh, then think. This will be the eleventh annual tour, in conjunction with the National Science & Engineering Week.

The Ig Nobel show includes Marc Abrahams review of the past year’s improbable research and Ig Nobel Prize winners.

Several Ig Nobel winners, and other scientists who have done things just as improbably impressive, will try to explain what they did and why they did it, and will field questions. Each show will include a unique combination of individuals.

Tour performers include: Siobhan Abeyesinghe (Do hens have friends?) Charlotte Burn (Study of canine tail-chasing and human responses to it) Chris McManus, Ig Nobel Prize winner (Scrotal asymmetry in man and ancient sculpture) Sid Rodrigues (Demonstration of sitting on the stage, motionless, doing nothing for 90 minutes) Dan Schreiber (Improbable things I researched for The Museum of Curiosity and QI)

What should people expect?
"People should expect almost anything: hens and their friends, asymmetrically (but mistakenly!) endowed Greek statues, tales of dogs chasing their tails, and the inside skinny on some Quite Interesting hitherto undisclosed secret things from the Museum of Curiosity.

"That's among other things. Many other things." Marc Abrahams

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Free, pre-booking required
Biology, Neuroscience, Engineering, Evolution, General Science, History and Philosophy of Science, Nature, Psychology, Social Science and Technology
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Adults, Schools (other), Sixth form students and University students
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