PEACE: Keita Sato, President of Takara Co., Dr. Matsumi Suzuki, President of Japan Acoustic Lab, and Dr. Norio Kogure, Executive Director, Kogure Veterinary Hospital, for promoting peace and harmony between the species by inventing Bow-Lingual, a computer-based automatic dog-to-human language translation device. Übertragungsrechte. Several weeks later, the Prize was presented to Lal Bihari himself in a special ceremony in India. Simmons, Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 8, April 11, 2000, pp. BIOLOGY PRIZE. The 2013 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on Thursday night, September 12th, 2013 at the 23rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre. ], LITERATURE: Vicki Silvers Gier and David S. Kreiner of Central Missouri State University, for their colorful report “The Effects of Pre-Existing Inappropriate Highlighting on Reading Comprehension.” [ PUBLISHED IN: Reading Research and Instruction, vol. REFERENCE: Being a Beast, by Charles Foster, Profile Books, 2016, ISBN 978-1781255346. WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Charles Foster, Thomas Thwaites. 1163-70. PSYCHOLOGY: Daniel Simons of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Christopher Chabris of Harvard University, for demonstrating that when people pay close attention to something, it’s all too easy to overlook anything else — even a woman in a gorilla suit. 23/09/2020 23/09/2020 by Daniel. His friend Madhu Kapoor therefore came to the Ig Nobel Ceremony and accepted the Prize on behalf of Lal Bihari. LITERATURE PRIZE [AUSTRALIA, EL SALVADOR, UK] — Thea Blackler, Rafael Gomez, Vesna Popovic and M. Helen Thompson, for documenting that most people who use complicated products do not read the instruction manual. REFERENCE: “Is Teaching Simple Surgical Skills Using an Operant Learning Program More Effective Than Teaching by Demonstration,” I. Martin Levy, Karen W. Pryor, and Theresa R. McKeon, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. PEACE PRIZE: Richard Stephens, John Atkins, and Andrew Kingston of Keele University, UK, for confirming the widely held belief that swearing relieves pain. (奚广安) Xi Guang-An, (莫天祥) Mo Tian-Xiang, (杨康生) Yang Kang-Sheng, (杨广生) Yang Guang-Sheng, and (凌显四) Ling Xian Si, five professional hitmen in Guangxi, China, who managed a contract for a hit job (a murder performed for money) in the following way: After accepting payment to perform the murder, Xi Guang-An then instead subcontracted the task to Mo Tian-Xiang, who then instead subcontracted the task to Yang Kang-Sheng, who then instead subcontracted the task to Yang Guang-Sheng, who then instead subcontracted the task to Ling Xian-Si, with each subsequently enlisted hitman receiving a smaller percentage of the fee, and nobody actually performing a murder. ATTENDING THE THE CEREMONY: Emmanuel Ben-Soussan. 1–10. REFERENCE: “The social life of donuts: Commodity and community in postwar Canada,” Steven Penfold, York University Ph.D. thesis, 2002. Das hatten die Arbeitgeberverbände unter anderem als zu bürokratisch abgelehnt. 17, no. The recipients of the Nobel Prize and the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel are now announced. 165-174. ATTENDING THE THE CEREMONY: Johan Pettersson. CHEMISTRY PRIZE — Callum Ormonde and Colin Raston [AUSTRALIA], and Tom Yuan, Stephan Kudlacek, Sameeran Kunche, Joshua N. Smith, William A. their applications in: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Ecology, refusing to pay for their company’s losses, Babymaker : Fertility Fraud and the Fall of Dr. Cecil, Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds. REFERENCE: “Fetal Facial Expression in Response to Intravaginal Music Emission,” Marisa López-Teijón, Álex García-Faura, and Alberto Prats-Galino, Ultrasound, November 2015, vol. The ceremony was webcast live. 6, no. 5, 2012, pp. 3, 2002, pp. NOTE: This is the second Ig Nobel Prize awarded to Alexander Lukashenko. Moeliker, of Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for documenting the first scientifically recorded case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck. LITERATURE: Yuri Struchkov, unstoppable author from the Institute of Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds in Moscow, for the 948 scientific papers he is credited with publishing between the years 1981 and 1990, averaging more than one every 3.9 days. 61, no. Roger Mieusset and Bourras Bengoudifa, for measuring scrotal temperature asymmetry in naked and clothed postmen in France. Brown, Huiwen Lian, Samuel Hanig, D. Lance Ferris, and Lisa M. Keeping, The Leadership Quarterly, February 2018. WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Hanyu Liang, Douglas J. REFERENCE: “Cure for a Headache,” Ivan R Schwab, British Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. The ceremony was webcast. REFERENCE: “The Neural Bases of Disgust for Cheese: An fMRI Study,” Jean-Pierre Royet, David Meunier, Nicolas Torquet, Anne-Marie Mouly and Tao Jiang, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. BIOLOGY PRIZE — Bruno Grossi, Omar Larach, Mauricio Canals, Rodrigo A. Vásquez [CHILE], José Iriarte-Díaz [CHILE, USA], for observing that when you attach a weighted stick to the rear end of a chicken, the chicken then walks in a manner similar to that in which dinosaurs are thought to have walked. Fuster, Paul Newman and Ada Hirschman, Lancet, vol. WHO ATTENDED THE IG NOBEL CEREMONY: Eleanor Maguire. Sreekumar and G. Nirmalan, Veterinary Research Communications, vol. REFERENCE: “The Significance of Mr. Richard Buckley’s Exploding Trousers: Reflections on an Aspect of Technological Change in New Zealand Dairy-Farming between the World Wars,” James Watson, Agricultural History, vol. 4, 2015: e0120900. Tutto quello che ci raccontano le impronte di un viaggio di 10mila anni fa, Perché non dovreste perdervi il documentario Mi chiamo Francesco Totti, ©: Edizioni Condé Nast s.p.a. - Piazza Cadorna 5 - 20123 Milano cap.soc. Soul! 231-5. 8, no. FLUID DYNAMICS PRIZE [SOUTH KOREA, USA] — Jiwon Han, for studying the dynamics of liquid-sloshing, to learn what happens when a person walks backwards while carrying a cup of coffee. REFERENCE: “Shouting and Cursing While Driving: Frequency, Reasons, Perceived Risk and Punishment,” Francisco Alonso, Cristina Esteban, Andrea Serge and Maria-Luisa Ballestar, Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, vol. ATTENDING THE CEREMONY: Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada. I cani possono fiutare le infezioni da coronavirus? WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: The authors were unable to attend the ceremony; they sent a video acceptance speech. You can watch the video on our youTube Channel. CHEMISTRY PRIZE: Shinsuke Imai [JAPAN], Nobuaki Tsuge [JAPAN], Muneaki Tomotake [JAPAN], Yoshiaki Nagatome [JAPAN], H. Sawada [JAPAN],Toshiyuki Nagata [JAPAN, GERMANY], and Hidehiko Kumagai [JAPAN], for discovering that the biochemical process by which onions make people cry is even more complicated than scientists previously realized. 2, 2019, pp. [VIDEO], WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Ryo Kobayashi, Atsushi Tero. 2, no. REFERENCE: “Are Cows More Likely to Lie Down the Longer They Stand?” Bert J. Tolkamp, Marie J. Haskell, Fritha M. Langford, David J. Roberts, Colin A. Morgan, Applied Animal Behaviour Science, vol. Premis IgNobel Guanyadors catalans Encara no hi ha cap català que hagi guanyat un premi Nobel però ja són tres els grups de recerca catalans que han sigut premiats amb els IgNobels. 45, 2006, pp. PEACE PRIZE [SPAIN, COLOMBIA] — Francisco Alonso, Cristina Esteban, Andrea Serge, Maria-Luisa Ballestar, Jaime Sanmartín, Constanza Calatayud, and Beatriz Alamar, for measuring the frequency, motivation, and effects of shouting and cursing while driving an automobile. REFERENCE: “Sword Swallowing and Its Side Effects,” Brian Witcombeand Dan Meyer, British Medical Journal, December 23, 2006, vol. The ceremony was webcast live. BIOLOGY PRIZE [UK] — Awarded jointly to: Charles Foster, for living in the wild as, at different times, a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, and a bird; and to Thomas Thwaites, for creating prosthetic extensions of his limbs that allowed him to move in the manner of, and spend time roaming hills in the company of, goats. 217.]. PRESS NOTE: Toscanini’s Ice Cream, the finest ice cream shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, created a new ice cream flavor in honor of Mayu Yamamoto, and introduced it at the Ig Nobel ceremony. REFERENCE: “Is a Sigh ‘Just a Sigh’? (at about the 12 minute mark). ], ASTRONOMY: Richard Hoagland of New Jersey, for identifying artificial features on the moon and on Mars, including a human face on Mars and ten-mile high buildings on the far side of the moon. Gwynne and D.C.F. 549–563. Si va da Donald Trump a Jair Bolsonaro, passando per Boris Johnson, fino a Vladimir Puntin e Alexander Lukashenko. CHEMISTRY: Donatella Marazziti, Alessandra Rossi, and Giovanni B. Cassano of the University of Pisa, and Hagop S. Akiskal of the University of California (San Diego), for their discovery that, biochemically, romantic love may be indistinguishable from having severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. BIOLOGY PRIZE [SINGAPORE, AUSTRIA, CHINA, GERMANY, AUSTRALIA, POLAND, USA, BULGARIA] ], STATISTICS: Jerald Bain of Mt. Voraussetzung ist, dass die Beihilfen und Unterstützungen zusätzlich zum ohnehin geschuldeten … WIRED.it. REFERENCE: “Rules for Biologically Inspired Adaptive Network Design,” Atsushi Tero, Seiji Takagi, Tetsu Saigusa, Kentaro Ito, Dan P. Bebber, Mark D. Fricker, Kenji Yumiki, Ryo Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Science, Vol. “The Ig Nobel awards are arguably the highlight of the scientific calendar.” — Nature. 2, 1978, pp 125-8. WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CEREMONY: Metin Eren, Michelle Bebber, James Norris, Alyssa Perrone, Ashley Rutkoski, Michael Wilson, and Mary Ann Raghanti. ENTOMOLOGY PRIZE [USA] Twelve laureates were awarded a Nobel Prize in 2020, for achievements that have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind. WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CEREMONY: Christopher Watkins. 395-6. REFERENCE: “Validation of a Functional Pyelocalyceal Renal Model for the Evaluation of Renal Calculi Passage While Riding a Roller Coaster,” Marc A. Mitchell, David D. Wartinger, The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, vol. 16, 2003, pp. REFERENCE: “Pigeons’ Discrimination of Paintings by Monet and Picasso,”Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, vol. A representative read his acceptance speech for him. REFERENCE: “Righting a Wrong: Retaliation on a Voodoo Doll Symbolizing an Abusive Supervisor Restores Justice,” Lindie Hanyu Liang, Douglas J. subscribe to our newsfeed (RSS). 13, no. 46-50. 313, no. REFERENCE: “Surgical Management of an Epidemic of Penile Amputations in Siam,” by Kasian Bhanganada, Tu Chayavatana, Chumporn Pongnumkul, Anunt Tonmukayakul, Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Krit Komaratal, and Henry Wilde, American Journal of Surgery, 1983, no. Premi IgNobel, vincono i politici per la gestione della pandemia. 5, 1988, pp. Negli … 3, March 2000, pp. 4, Aug. 1993, p. 322. 87, 1997, pp. PEACE: Howard Stapleton of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, for inventing an electromechanical teenager repellant — a device that makes annoying high-pitched noise designed to be audible to teenagers but not to adults; and for later using that same technology to make telephone ringtones that are audible to teenagers but probably not to their teachers. Daniel. REFERENCE: “Pouring Flows,” Jean-Marc Vanden‐Broeck and Joseph B. Keller, Physics of Fluids vol. 1688, pp. PHYSIOLOGY PRIZE:Anna Wilkinson (of the UK), Natalie Sebanz (of THE NETHERLANDS, HUNGARY, and AUSTRIA), Isabella Mandl (of AUSTRIA) and Ludwig Huber (of AUSTRIA) for their study “No Evidence of Contagious Yawning in the Red-Footed Tortoise.”. Infine parliamo di premi IgNobel 2020 ormia arrivati alla 30ma edizione. Ghada A. bin Saif, Alexandru Papoiu, Liliana Banari, Francis McGlone, Shawn G. Kwatra, Yiong-Huak Chan, and Gil Yosipovitch, for trying to measure the pleasurability of scratching an itch. The governments of India and Pakistan, for having their diplomats surreptitiously ring each other’s doorbells in the middle of the night, and then run away before anyone had a chance to answer the door. SOCIOLOGY: Steve Penfold, of York University in Toronto, for doing his PhD thesis on the sociology of Canadian donut shops. MANAGED HEALTH CARE: The late George and Charlotte Blonsky of New York City and San Jose, California, for inventing a device (US Patent #3,216,423) to aid women in giving birth — the woman is strapped onto a circular table, and the table is then rotated at high speed. [VIDEO], WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Kentaro Ito, Atsushi Tero, Mark Fricker, Dan Bebber [NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ARE CO-WINNERS BOTH THIS YEAR AND IN 2008 when they were awarded an Ig Nobel Prize for demonstrating that slime molds can solve puzzles: Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Ryo Kobayashi, Atsushi Tero]. Press release. Alla fine della catena, l’ultimo sicario incaricato si è messo d’accordo con la persona da uccidere per inscenare cattura e omicidio, ma quest’ultimo alla fine si è rivolto alla polizia. PUBLIC HEALTH: Ellen Kleist of Nuuk, Greenland and Harald Moi of Oslo, Norway, for their cautionary medical report “Transmission of Gonorrhea Through an Inflatable Doll.”. ARCHEOLOGY: Eclaireurs de France, the Protestant youth group whose name means”those who show the way,” fresh-scrubbed removers of grafitti, for erasing the ancient paintings from the walls of the Meyrieres Cave near the French village of Bruniquel. PSYCHOLOGY PRIZE [BELGIUM, THE NETHERLANDS, GERMANY, CANADA, USA] — Evelyne Debey, Maarten De Schryver, Gordon Logan, Kristina Suchotzki, and Bruno Verschuere, for asking a thousand liars how often they lie, and for deciding whether to believe those answers. We are happy to announce that we have just released the December update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.68.8) 5, May 2011, pp. Der Staat verdoppelt seinen Anteil am Umweltbonus für Elektro- und Plug-in Hybrid Modelle. L’assegnazione di quest’anno dei premi di Improbable Research è stata fatta online tuttavia presenta ricerche molto interessanti in alcuni casi. Spesso si tratterebbe di un’avversione che risale all’infanzia. WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: [Karolina Lewestam, a Polish citizen and holder of a Polish driver’s license, speaking on behalf of all her fellow Polish licensed drivers, expressed her good wishes to the Irish police service.]. and Selling on TV: How I Did It and How You Can Too! 134-8. WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Javier Morales and Miguel Apátiga. 9, article no. ARCHAEOLOGY PRIZE. 1, 2016, pp. 46, no. Experimental study,” Ahmed Shafik, European Urology, vol. PSYCHOLOGY PRIZE [GERMANY] vol. Catherine Douglas was unable to travel because she recently gave birth; she sent a photo of herself, her new daughter dressed in a cow suit, and a cow. REFERENCE: “What is for Dinner? Lab - DENTISTRY: Robert H. Beaumont, of Shoreview, Minnesota, for his incisive study “Patient Preference for Waxed or Unwaxed Dental Floss.”, REFERENCE: Journal of Periodontology, vol. Nell'edizione 2020, uno dei premi IgNobel per la scienza insolita è andato anche a una psicologa veneziana per uno studio, fatto con il suo team, sul bacio. 155-160. Are these things real? 24, no. PROBABILITY PRIZE: Bert Tolkamp [UK, the NETHERLANDS], Marie Haskell [UK], Fritha Langford [UK, CANADA], David Roberts [UK], and Colin Morgan [UK], for making two related discoveries: First, that the longer a cow has been lying down, the more likely that cow will soon stand up; and Second, that once a cow stands up, you cannot easily predict how soon that cow will lie down again. 38, 1993, p. 11, 2005, pp. 22, , no. 12, 1986, pp. 31-8. In 1991, three additional Prizes were given for apocryphal achievements. REFERENCE: “Shape of a Ponytail and the Statistical Physics of Hair Fiber Bundles.” Raymond E. Goldstein, Patrick B. Warren, and Robin C. Ball, Physical Review Letters, vol. LITERATURE PRIZE: Ireland’s police service (An Garda Siochana), for writing and presenting more than fifty traffic tickets to the most frequent driving offender in the country — Prawo Jazdy — whose name in Polish means “Driving License”. 217-25. WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse, Agnes Rocha-Gosselin, Diane Gendron. MEDICINE PRIZE: Brian Witcombe of Gloucester, UK, and Dan Meyer of Antioch, Tennessee, USA, for their penetrating medical report “Sword Swallowing and Its Side Effects.”. PEACE: Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb and first champion of the Star Wars weapons system, for his lifelong efforts to change the meaning of peace as we know it. The 2002 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on Thursday night, October 3rd, 2002 at the 12th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre. 46, no. 1285-7. WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Brian Witcombe and Dan Meyer. 395-8. 2178-2182. 477-481.]. (2) Edward Murphy’s Edward A. Murphy III, on behalf of his late father. 1-5. 732-36. WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Manuel S. Barbeito was unable to travel, due to health reasons. REFERENCE: “Tumbling toast, Murphy’s Law and the fundamental constants,” “European Journal of Physics,” vol.16, no.4, July 18, 1995, p. 172-6. 10, No. 7, no. LITERATURE: The British Standards Institution for its six-page specification (BS-6008) of the proper way to make a cup of tea. The 1996 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on Thursday night, October 3rd, 1996 at the 6th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre. 79-80. 1643-1650. Più in generale i ricercatori si sono occupati di studiare più a fondo il fastidio, a volte associato proprio a rabbia ed emozioni intense, spiegavano anni fa su Plos One, dato da suoni emessi da altre persone, tra cui appunto quello legato alla masticazione o alla respirazione, e di indagare anche l’utilità di possibili strategie di trattamento, come la terapia cognitiva comportamentale. You can watch the video on our youTube Channel. REFERENCES: “Huis, Bed en Beestjes” [House, Bed and Bugs], J.E.M.H. 771-6.]. [NOTE: Benveniste also won the 1991 Ig Nobel Chemistry Prize. ‘REFERENCE: “The Therapeutic Touch,” Dolores Krieger, Erik Peper, and Sonia Ancoli, The American Journal of Nursing, vol. REFERENCE: “Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Infant Faeces as Potential Probiotic Starter Cultures for Fermented Sausages,” Raquel Rubio, Anna Jofré, Belén Martín, Teresa Aymerich, Margarita Garriga, Food Microbiology, vol. REFERENCE: “Describing the Relationship between Cat Bites and Human Depression Using Data from an Electronic Health Record,” David Hanauer, Naren Ramakrishnan, Lisa Seyfried, PLoS ONE, vol. ECONOMICS: Dr. Robert J. Genco of the University of Buffalo for his discovery that “financial strain is a risk indicator for destructive periodontal disease. L'any passat, en la seva primera edició, ho va fer a través del jove Jordi Nopca. 385, February 1997, p. 493. WHO ATTENDED THE IG NOBEL CEREMONY: Philip Zimbardo. REFERENCE: “Limburger Cheese as an Attractant for the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae s.s.,” B.G,J. 579-80. 10, September 2, 1993, pp. REFERENCE: “Is That Me or My Twin? A Psychophysical Study,” Christoph Helmchen, Carina Palzer, Thomas F. Münte, Silke Anders, Andreas Sprenger, PLoS ONE, vol. 53-61.]. Rentz, Journal of the Australian Entomological Society, vol. LITERATURE PRIZE: John Perry of Stanford University, USA, for his Theory of Structured Procrastination, which says: To be a high achiever, always work on something important, using it as a way to avoid doing something that’s even more important. CHEMISTRY PRIZE: Eric Adams of MIT, Scott Socolofsky of Texas A&M University, Stephen Masutani of the University of Hawaii, and BP [British Petroleum], for disproving the old belief that oil and water don’t mix. PUBLISHED IN: Nature, vol. ATTENDING THE CEREMONY: The winners accepted via recorded video. 1375-89. MEDICAL EDUCATION PRIZE [JAPAN] — Akira Horiuchi, for the medical report “Colonoscopy in the Sitting Position: Lessons Learned From Self-Colonoscopy.”. BIOLOGY: Benjamin Smith of the University of Adelaide, Australia and the University of Toronto, Canada and the Firmenich perfume company, Geneva, Switzerland, and ChemComm Enterprises, Archamps, France; Craig Williams of James Cook University and the University of South Australia; Michael Tyler of the University of Adelaide; Brian Williams of the University of Adelaide; and Yoji Hayasaka of the Australian Wine Research Institute; for painstakingly smelling and cataloging the peculiar odors produced by 131 different species of frogs when the frogs were feeling stressed.