The Big Ig Nobel UK Show - with Volker Sommer Performing
12 March 2013
Professor Volker Sommer has been honoured with an invitation to perform at this year's Ig Nobel UK show - under the time-honoured motto "Research that makes people LAUGH and then THINK".
conjunction with National
Science & Engineering Week on March 15th in the "Great
Hall" of Imperial College, is part of the eleventh annual Ig Nobel tour. Volker Sommer's piece of "Improbable
Research" has already been featured in the media (www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/sep/17/improbable-research-chimpanzees-army-ants).
The original findings – published jointly by Oliver Allon, Alejandra
Pascual-Garrido & Volker Sommer – also made the title page of the recent
issue of the "Journal of Zoology" (288: 237–244). The research's central tenets will be brought onto
stage under the headline "Why, in the name of science, I ate ants".
For a glimpse into the world of improbable research, visit: www.improbable.com/improbable-research-shows/ig-uk-tour/
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