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Ig Nobel Prize: first laugh, then think - livestreaming i Kibæk

14.04.20
Meet some of the researchers who have received the alternative Nobel Prize – the Ig Nobel Prize

The lecture is taught in English/Foredraget afholdes på engelsk.

It is hard to describe the Ig Nobel Prize and the lectures of the price winners in particular –you need to experience it.

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.

The Ig Nobel Prize highlights ten research results of the year that are exceptionally creative, unlikely and bizarre, though still serious. To put it in another way: The prize is awarded to “peculiar research” that initially makes us laugh and afterwards gives us food for thought.

The prize covers a wide range of sciences, yet with the main emphasis on natural science, medicine, and social science. In general, the prizes are given to respected and serious research that has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The evening begins with a short lecture from the founder, Marc Abrahams, who will talk about the prize, the ceremony at Harvard University and some of the recent prize winners and their research “which neither can or should be repeated”. Later on, the three Ig Nobel Prize winners below will explain and perhaps demonstrate their prize-winning achievements:

  • Sindre Eftestøl, Oslo University – for testing how reindeer react to seeing humans who are disguised as polar bears. The research won The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Arctic Science.
  • Eva Bertilsson – for using a simple animal-training technique – called “clicker training” – to train surgeons to perform orthopedic surgery. The research won The 2019 Ig Nobel Prize in Medical Education.
  • Peter Witzgall, University of Munich and University of Swedish Agricultural Sciences – for demonstrating that wine experts can reliably identify, by smell, the presence of a single fly in a glass of wine. The research won The 2018 Ig Nobel Prize in Biology.

Warning: The lectures are not suitable for the humourless!

Tilmelding ikke nødvendig, men dørene til lokalet lukkes lidt før klokken 19, hvor foredraget starter.

Streamingen arrangeres og afvikles af et korps af frivillige.

Om foredragsholderne

Marc Abrahams er uddannet matematiker fra Harvard College hvor han i en årrække udviklede computersystemer til optisk tegngenkendelse der blandt andet kan hjælpe blinde personer med at læse. Efterfølgende har Marc i høj grad beskæftiget sig med at formidle særligt udvalgte forskningsresultater fra forskere verden over: forskningsresultater som alle har en særlig kvalitet – nemlig at de i første omgang får folk til at le og efterfølgende til at tænke.

De tre øvrige foredragsholdere er alle modtagere af IG Nobel Prize for deres respektive emner.

Om foredragsrækken

Med foredragsserien "Offentlige foredrag i Naturvidenskab" kan du komme tættere på de nyeste opdagelser og erkendelser inden for naturvidenskab. Det er forskere som forelæser, niveauet er højt, og du vil blive udfordret, men du kan få udbytte af alle foredrag uanset dine faglige forudsætninger.
Foredragene livestreames fra Søauditorierne i Universitetsparken, Aarhus Universitet.

Du kan kun opleve foredragene mens de afholdes og kun på de lokationer som er vært for foredragene. Foredragene bliver altså ikke tilgængelige på nettet efterfølgende.

Foredragsserien arrangeres af Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus Universitet og udbydes i samarbejde med Carlsbergfondet.