Here are some photos from last week's Ig Nobels:
First up a group photo of my companions for the evening, including (from right to left) Stephanie Miller, Karl Erlandson, Anna Kushnir and baymate (who is apparently signing an ode to the Ig Nobels). You can read Anna's take on the Ig's here.
One of the highlights of the evening was the "Win a Date with a Nobel Laureate (or Benoit Mandelbrot)":
(William Lipscomb and his date)
(Benoit Mandelbrot being presented to the audience - his date was a very young enthusiastic physics student who shrieked as she ran up to greet the famous mathematician)
Here's a group photo with all the winners:
After the ceremony we met up with Francis M. Fesmire of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine who won the Ig Nobel for Medicine in 2006 for his work on the Termination of Intractable Hiccups with Digital Rectal Massage. Here' a photo of baymate after receiving an autographed hiccup prevention kit.
Karl and I with our hiccup prevention badges.
For more on the Ig Nobels, check out the Improbable Research Website.