19th 1st Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Video, Part 1 of 4

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Submitted by Rose Fox: The 2009 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony took place on Thursday, October 1, at Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. After several exciting false starts, the Annals of Improbable Research present video of the 2009 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony in four parts:

Part 1: Pre-show Risk Cabaret Concert by The Penny-wise Guys, and the very, very beginning of the ceremony.

Part 2: Lots of introductions. Several past winners return. Benoit Mandelbrot’s keynote address.

Part 3: Awarding of several prizes. First two acts of the mini-opera. The 24/7 Lectures.

Part 4: [which will appear after we solve one last glitch]: Awarding of the rest of the prizes. Win-a-Date contest. Thrilling conclusion of the mini-opera.

Related links:

  • Ig Nobel Awards 2009
  • 2008 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded at Harvard University
  • 17th First Annual Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded