About The Ig® Nobel Prizes

The Ig Nobel Prizes 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’sSanders Theatre, 1200 splendidly eccentric spectators watchthe winners step forward to accept their Prizes. These are physically handed out by genuinely bemused genuine Nobel laureates.

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Winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel Prizes

Watch the 2012 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony