Ig Nobel Prizes for Discoveries in Chemistry – The Improbables

Ig Nobel Prizes for Discoveries in Chemistry – The Improbables

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Will Humans Swim Faster or Slower in Syrup?  Can you extract vanilla fragrance from cow dung?  These are just some of the research papers that have been awarded the Ig-Nobel Prize which was created to honor the scientific achievements that make us laugh and think.  Join Marc Abrahams from Improbable Research as he details some of the more unique endeavors that have been taken in the name of science.



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What You Will Learn

  • The history of Improbable Research and the Ig-Nobel Prize
  • How Your Own Research may be more interesting than you realize
  • How everything is tied to Chemistry
  • And much more …



Webinar Details

When: Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 2pm-3pm ET

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Meet Your Experts

Marc Abrahams by David Kessler Marc Abrahams writes about research that makes people LAUGH, and then THINK. He co-founded and edits the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) and its web site, www.improbable.com and Internet video series, and writes books (including the recent This Is Improbable and the upcoming This Is Improbable, Too), a column for the British newspaper The Guardian, and other things in other places.



Dr. David Harwell is the Assistant Director of Industry Member Programs at ACS.  In this role, he works within ACS to improve offerings for members working in the business of chemistry.  He also serves as the lead for the ACS Entrepreneurial Initiative, which provides resources to ACS members pursuing entrepreneurial careers and endeavors.  Additionally, Dave serves as an expert in the chemical industry and its effects on employment and the economy. Before joining the staff of ACS, Dave was a faculty member at the University of Hawaii focusing on silicon nanoparticles and supramolecular structures.




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3 Responses to “Ig Nobel Prizes for Discoveries in Chemistry – The Improbables”

  1. Dr.SANGEETA says:

    how can we synthesize scent from cow dung

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