Marc Abrahams

When?
Tuesday, October 2 2012 at 8:00PM

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Where?

Queen Street
Edinburgh

Who?
Marc Abrahams

What's the talk about?

 

Marc Abrahams, the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, offers an addictive,wryly funny expose of the oddest, most imaginative, and just plain improbable research from around the globe. He looks into why books on ethics are more likely to get stolen, the best way to slice a ham sandwich (mathematically), and what time of month generates highertips for Vegas lap dancers. Abrahams' tour through these unlikeliest investigations of animals, plants, and minerals (including humans) will first make you laugh, then make you think about the world in a new way.

Marc Abrahams is editor and co-founder of Annals of Improbable Research, and originator and emcee of the annual Ig Nobel Prize celebration. He was formerly editor of the Journal of Irreproducible Results.

Find out more at http://www.improbable.com/about/people/MarcAbrahams.html

His latest book is just out and will be for sale on the night: 

This is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research ISBN-13: 978-1851689316

This is a ticketed event, please buy your tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4319058420  All tickets £5 plus booking fee.