Improbable Dramatic Readings is a satirical event devised by Marc Abrahams, founder of the cult-favorite Ig Nobel Prizes. Science luminaries (of various wattage) will each do brief dramatic readings from seemingly absurd but totally genuine research studies and patents. They will then take questions from the audience — despite having no previous knowledge of the studies they will be reading — and must do their best to justify and make sense of the madness.
An evening that makes you laugh…then think.
This event has multiple listings as it takes place at the following times:
Friday September 29, 5pm
Friday September 29, 7pm
MIT Welcome Center
292 Main Street
The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology.
A History of the Ceremony
Every September, in a gala ceremony in Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, 1100 splendidly eccentric spectators watch the new winners step forward to accept their Prizes. These are physically handed to them by genuine (and genuinely bemused) Nobel Laureates. Thousands more, around the world, watch the live broadcast online. During these pandemic years, the ceremony happened entirely online.
Magazine (Annals of Improbable Research)
Real research, about anything and everything, from everywhere — research that’s maybe good or bad, important or trivial, valuable or worthless. Compiled for you, by the producers of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony. Six (6) new Improbable magazine issues every year!