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Ig Nobel Prize Winners List 2012

Ig Nobel Prizes are given to serious scientists where result of research is to make people laugh, then make them think. Now they have just announced winners for 2012.

  Author: podtalje | Source: improbable.com | 23rd September 2012  
 
 
 

Improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think. How do you decide what's important and what's not, and what's real and what's not — in science and everywhere else?



And here is the breakdown of the winners of the 2012 Ig Nobel Prizes:

PSYCHOLOGY PRIZE: Anita Eerland and Rolf Zwaan and Tulio Guadalupe for their study "Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller"

PEACE PRIZE: The SKN Company for converting old Russian ammunition into new diamonds.

ACOUSTICS PRIZE: Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada for creating the SpeechJammer — a machine that disrupts a person's speech, by making them hear their own spoken words at a very slight delay.

NEUROSCIENCE PRIZE: Craig Bennett, Abigail Baird, Michael Miller, and George Wolford for demonstrating that brain researchers, by using complicated instruments and simple statistics, can see meaningful brain activity anywhere — even in a dead salmon.

CHEMISTRY PRIZE: Johan Pettersson for solving the puzzle of why, in certain houses in the town of Anderslöv, Sweden, people's hair turned green.

LITERATURE PRIZE: The US Government General Accountability Office for issuing a report about reports about reports that recommends the preparation of a report about the report about reports about reports.

PHYSICS PRIZE: Joseph Keller, and Raymond Goldstein, Patrick Warren, and Robin Ball for calculating the balance of forces that shape and move the hair in a human ponytail.

FLUID DYNAMICS PRIZE: Rouslan Krechetnikov and Hans Mayer for studying the dynamics of liquid-sloshing, to learn what happens when a person walks while carrying a cup of coffee.

ANATOMY PRIZE: Frans de Waal and Jennifer Pokorny for discovering that chimpanzees can identify other chimpanzees individually from seeing photographs of their rear ends.

MEDICINE PRIZE: Emmanuel Ben-Soussan and Michel Antonietti for advising doctors who perform colonoscopies how to minimize the chance that their patients will explode.




Here you can watch video of the entire ceremony:




 

 
 
   
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LITERATURE PRIZE: The US Government General Accountability Office for issuing a report about reports about reports that recommends the preparation of a report about the report about reports about reports.
 
 
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