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Ig Nobel at the museum

Marc Abrahams (with hat)

The final stop of the ‘Ig Nobel Spring Euro Tour’ is the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize and editor of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, will visit the museum on Saturday, April 8, 2017. He will pay tribute to the acclaimed exhibition ‘Dead Animal Tales’ and - at 20:00h - he will present a lecture program titled 'Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes. He will speak about recent winners and the history of the price that rewards research that ‘makes people laugh and then think’. He will also introduce some Dutch improbable researchers, including:

Erwin Kompanje & Ben van der Hoven [about] - 'Do not swallow': How and why a catfish and its predator ended up at the Intensive Care Unit, and in the museum

Bram Langeveld [about] - Burnt hair and colliding particles: The hunt for the CERN 'weasel '

Kees Moeliker [about] - Homosexual necrophilia in the mallard: What's new?

Program starts April 8, 2017, 20:00h (doors open at 19:30h)
Program ends around 21:30h, followed by drinks
Tickets Euro 10, - including museum admission and a beverage afterwards.

Reservations: There are 50 seats (full is full), buy an e-ticket here 

Address: Westzeedijk 345 (Museumpark), 3015 AA Rotterdam, the Netherlands