Lectures and seminars

Meet IgNobel speakers at Karolinska Institutet

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2018-04-0515:00 to 16:30 lecture hall RetziusCampus Solna

The IgNobel Prizes are awarded every year for ten achievements that first make people laugh, and then think. On Thursday April 5, everybody is welcome to Karolinska Institutet to hear three of the IgNobel laureates talk about their research. The laureates are presented by Ig Nobel Prize initiator Marc Abrahams.


Marc-Antoine Fardin, awarded the prize in physics for using fluid dynamics to probe the question "Can a Cat Be Both a Solid and a Liquid?"

Alex Garcia-Faura, awarded the prize in obstetrics for showing that a developing human fetus responds more strongly to music that is played electromechanically inside the mother's vagina than to music that is played electromechanically on the mother's belly.

Bruno Verschuere, awarded the prize in psychology for asking a thousand liars how often they lie, and for deciding whether to believe those answers.

Marc Abrahams, Ig Nobel prize initiator
Marc Abrahams is founder and editor-in-chief of the humorous and satirical scientific journal, The Annals of Improbable Research, AIR. He is also the father of the Ig Nobel Prize and an author, journalist and speaker.

The lectures are co-arranged by the Swedish Sceptics' Assocation (Vetenskap & Folkbildning) and Karolinska Institutet, and are part of the journal Annals of Improbable Research, AIR,  lecture tour of Scandinavia.

Contact person: Gustav Nilsonne