Ig Nobel Award Tour Show 2017
20.03.17 - The NCCR MARVEL and EPFL organise the Ig Nobel Award Tour Show on Tuesday 21 March, 18:00-20:00, at the Forum Rolex.
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that makes people laugh, and then think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology.
Come and enjoy, laugh and think with:
- Marc Abrahams
Father of the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of Annals of Improbable Research
- Ludwig Huber (University of Vienna)
2011 Physiology Prize Winner — "Absence of contagious yawning in tortoises"
- Hynek Burda (University of Duisburg-Essen and Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague)
2014 Biology Prize Winner — "Defecating dogs align their body axis with Earth's north-south geomagnetic field line"
- Alessandro Pluchino (Università di Catania)
2010 Management Prize Winner — "Organizations would become more efficient if they promoted people at random"
The show is in English and free tickets are available from 13 March at the EPFL Esplanade reception desk upon presenting your Camipro card (max. 2 tickets per person). For people outside EPFL, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) are financed through grants awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) but also by other funding sources including the home institution (EPFL in the case of the NCCR Marvel). The goal of the NCCR MARVEL, Materials' revolution: Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials, is to transform and accelerate the design and discovery of novel materials in order to achieve improved properties and performance, or to witness the emergence of original physical properties.