National Postdoc Appreciation Week Event: Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes
Please join the ORC in celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week as we welcome Marc Abrahams, editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) and its web site, www.improbable.com. Marc writes about research that makes people laugh, and then think. Join Marc to hear stories and see pictures of Ig Nobel prize winners, with an emphasis on biomedicine, and about the ceremony that will take place at Harvard's Sanders Theater on September 30th.
This presentation will be immediately followed by a reception in the PBB Lobby at the 15 Francis Street entrance of BWH.
Marc Abrahams is editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) and its web site, www.improbable.com and TV series. He writes about research that makes people LAUGH, and then THINK.
Marc is the father and master of ceremonies of the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, honoring achievements that make people LAUGH, and then THINK. The Prizes are handed out by genuine Nobel Laureates at a gala ceremony held each October at Harvard University and broadcast on National Public Radio and on the Internet.
The Washington Post called Marc "the nation's guru of academic grunge." The Journal of the American Medical Association called him "the Puck of Science." He has been called many other things.
In addition to editing the magazine, Marc writes a monthly newsletter called mini-AIR, a weekly column for the British newspaper The Guardian, and a daily blog. He also writes columns for other magazines, including Cómo Ves (in Mexico), Le Scienze (in Italy), and Etiqueta Negra (in Peru).
For more: http://improbable.com/about/people/MarcAbrahams.html
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Event Type: Special Event
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