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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

YOU GOTTA LOVE THIS

The young emigre Russian physicist who just won half of this year's Nobel Prize for important work on something called graffene [Google it] is also a past winner of an Ig Nobel Prize [a joke prize given by MIT students for weird useless research]. Apparently he suspended a frog in a magnetic field. He is the first winner of a Nobel and an Ig Nobel.

4 comments:

Brenda said...

You have a slightly incorrect idea about the IgNobel prizes. I refer you to the Annals of Improbable Research for their statement.

http://improbable.com/about/

But it's still fun, no matter how you slice it.

Brenda said...

You have a slightly incorrect idea about the IgNobel prizes. I refer you to the Annals of Improbable Research for their statement.

http://improbable.com/about/

But it's still fun, no matter how you slice it.

Brenda said...

Oh rats! They said my password was incorrect, so you got 2 copies. Sorry--for their sysop.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Thanks for the link. They really are a hoot.