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Ig Nobel Prize at DTU: First laugh, then think

The Ig Nobel Prize is awarded for peculiar research that at first make us laugh and then think deeply. Attend this lecture for a humor-filled dive into the prize-winning research and find the vital answers to e.g. "Can a cat be both a solid and a liquid"?


It is hard to describe the Ig Nobel Prize and not least lectures of the price winners – it needs to be experienced. Here is a try though:

The award ceremony takes place every year in a blaze of publicity at a great gala ceremony at Harvard University, USA and is orchestrated by the founder of the prize, Marc Abrahams.



4.00 - 4.03 pm 
Welcome to Technical University of Denmark by Dean of Research 
Katrine Krogh Andersen, DTU

4.03 - 4.20 pm
Opening the Ig Nobel Prize Tour by the founder 
Marc Abrahams

4.20 - 4.40 pm
Marc-Antoine Fardin, Laboratoire de Physique, ENS de Lyon, France – for using fluid dynamics to probe the question "Can a Cat Be Both a Solid and a Liquid?" 

4.40 - 5.00 pm
Alex Garcia-Faura, Institut Marquès, Spain – for showing that a developing human foetus responds more strongly to music that is played electromechanically inside the mother's vagina than to music that is played electromechanically on the mother's belly. 

5.00 - 5.20 pm
Minna Lyons, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom - for amassing evidence that people who habitually stay up late are, on average, more self-admiring, more manipulative, and more psychopathic than people who habitually arise early in the morning.

5.20 - 6.30 pm
Networking at the reception (outside Aud. 42 in the foyér), where you are more than welcome to attend.



Wed 11 Apr 18
4:00 - 6:30