Tonight, the 26th First Annual Ig Nobel prize Ceremony is being held at historic Sanders Theater on the campus of Harvard University, from our friends at Improbable Research. Ten laureates will be honored for research and achievements that first make people LAUGH, and then make them THINK!
- Ten new Ig Nobel Prize winners will be announced and introduced
- The winners will physically receive their prizes, and a handshake, from genuine, genuinely bemused Nobel laureates:
- The theme of this year's ceremony (though not necessarily of the achievements that win prizes) is TIME.
- Premier of the mini-opera "The Last Second", about a plot to secretly add an extra leap second to the world's clocks, and secretly reap the financial benefits.
If you come in late, the live feed will be has been replaced by a video archive after the festivities. Visit the Improbable Research Ig Nobel section to find out more. You can also follow updates live on Twitter and contributions by opthers with the hashtag #IgNobel.