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This is Improbable too! An Ig Nobel Event

Marc Abrahams and a gaggle of celebrated persons performing Dramatic Improbable Readings from bizarre, genuine research reports. Dramatic readers include: Stevyn Colgan, Julie Gould; Trish Groves; Valerie Jamieson; Alok Jha; Imran Khan; Molly Oldfield; Tim Radford; Annette Smith; and others TBA.


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!!

What’s the best way to get a monkey to floss regularly?
How much dandruff do Pakistani soldiers have?
If you add an extra henchman to your bank-robbing gang, how much more money will you 'earn'?
How many dimples will be found on the cheeks of 28,282 Greek children?
Who is the Einstein of pork carcasses?
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.

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 Internet.

He is the author of This Is Improbable and lives in Cambridge, Mass, USA.


Speaker(s):

Mr Marc Abrahams | talks | www
Stevyn Colgan | talks | www
Julie Gould | talks | www
Trish Groves | talks | www
Valerie Jameson | talks | www
Mr Alok Jha | talks | www
Imran Khan | talks | www
Molly Oldfield | talks | www
Mr Tim Radford | talks | www
Annette Smith | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

18 March 2014 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
0207 242 8034
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/

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Tickets:

£6/£3

Available from:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/this-is-improbable-too-an-ig-nobel-event-tickets-10816146385

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