The Ig Nobel Awards Tour Show
England (Yorkshire & the Humber)
6.00 - 7.30pm
The Ig Nobel Tour of the UK will be coming to Leeds to celebrate “research that makes people LAUGH then THINK”. The event at the University of Leeds on the evening of the 8th March will be the only stop in the whole of the North of England and is part of the Leeds Festival of Science 2012 celebrations.
The Ig Nobel Awards have been honouring some of the most unusual and amusing achievements in the world of scientific research since 1991.
This year Marc Abrahams, Guardian columnist and editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, will be hosting the event. The show will feature a unique mix of scientists including Ig winners Professor David Gadian, who presented evidence that the brains of London taxi drivers are more highly developed than those of their fellow citizens, and Professor Charles Spence, who electronically modified the sound of a potato chip to make it seem crispier. Other speakers include New Scientist’s John Hoyland.