Meet IgNobel Prize winners at AlbaNova
Find out more about the optimal way to dunk a biscuit, the caloric intake from a human-cannibalism diet compared to other meat diets and whether it is possible to identify the presence of a fly in a glass of wine by smell. And listen to four 24/7 lectures where a researcher presents his/her topic in 24 seconds, and then makes a summary in seven words. See the recording of the event here.
Marc Abrahams, IgNobel prize initiator
Leonard Fisher, IgNobel winner in physics (1999) for discovering the optimal way to dunk a biscuit.
James Cole, IgNobel winner in nutrition (2018) for calculating that the caloric intake from a human-cannibalism diet is significantly lower than the caloric intake from most other traditional meat diets.
Peter Witzgall, IgNobel winner in biology (2018) for demonstrating that wine experts can reliably identify, by smell, the presence of a single fly in a glass of wine.
24/7 speakers: Ragnhild Lunnan (Stockholm University), Jonas Sellberg (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Rezan Güler (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Sara Strandberg (Stockholm University).
What is the IgNobel Prize?
The IgNobel Prizes honour achievements that make people laugh and then think. They are organized by the magazine Annals of Improbable Research. More about the IgNobel Prizes.
More about the IgNobel winners’ research
- Leonard Fisher (physics): http://www.lenfisherscience.com/tag/biscuit-dunking/
- James Cole (nutrition): https://www.nature.com/articles/srep44707
- Peter Witzgall (biology): https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/206375v2
8 april 2019
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