Ig Nobel Prize

19:00 - 21:00

Kino Grenaa m.fl., Østergade 7, Grenaa

Fire forelæsere, der er kendt under
sloganet “First laugh, then think”



Foredraget livestreames fra Århus Universitet
Foredraget foregår PÅ ENGELSK


The Ig Nobel Prize is awarded for “peculiar research” that at first
makes us laugh and then think deeply.
Attend this lecture for a humour-filled dive into the prize-winning
Meet Marc Abrahams and some of the recent prize winners.


  1. Dette foredrag er en særlig genre, en cocktail af videnskab
    og humor: oplev fire forelæsere med afsæt i den skøre pris
    ‘Ig Nobel Prize’ som er kendt under sloganet ‘first laugh,
    then think’.
    Du vil først høre prisens stifter, Marc Abrahams, fortælle
    om prisen og derefter vil tre af prisvinderne præsentere
    den forskning de fik prisen for. Det er svært i ord at beskrive
    Ig Nobel Prize – overvej at tage chancen og oplev det.
    (Foredraget foregår på engelsk).

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

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, three Ig Nobel Prize winners will explain and perhaps
demonstrate their prize-winning achievements:

  • Mariska Kret and Eliska Prochazkova, Leiden University,
    the Netherlands – for seeking and finding evidence that
    when new romantic partners meet for the first time, and
    feel attracted to each other, their heart rates synchronize..
  • Jonathan Williams, Dr. and professor at Max Planck Institute
    for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany – for chemically analyzing
    the air inside movie theaters, to test whether the odors produced
    by an audience reliably indicate the levels of violence, sex,
    antisocial behavior, drug use, and bad language in the movie
    the audience is watching.The research won The Ig Nobel Chemistry Prize in 2021.
  • Susanne Schötz, ass. professor at Lund University, Sweden –
    for analyzing variations in purring, chirping, chattering, trilling,
    tweedling, murmuring, meowing, moaning, squeaking, hissing,
    yowling, howling, growling, and other modes of cat–human
    The research won The Ig Nobel Biology Prize in 2021.

Warning: The lectures are not suitable for the humourless 🙂

The event will be held in English.

De livestreamede foredrag kan bl.a. ses her:
Kino Grenaa
Grenaa Gymnasium
Ørum Sognegård

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