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The 2011 Ig Nobel Prize winners were awarded at the 21st First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, on September 29, at Harvard University. Ceremony videos and more are available at improbable.com/ig/2011, and complete details on the winners, with links to their published works, videos, etc., may be found at improbable.com/ig/winners/#ig2011.
Here is a brief summary of this year's winners:
Originally published in the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library News blog.
The UCB Science Libraries IM reference service will be unavailable on Friday, October 21st. This popular service is normally available Monday-Friday from 1pm-5pm; the service will resume regular hours on Monday, October 24th.
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The Knovel University Challenge has begun!
Answer 3 questions correctly for a chance to win an iPad, cash or cool stuff. You have until (midnight) December 1 to submit your answers. All entries with a total of 3 correct answers in the same difficulty level will be placed into a single random drawing for the following prizes: (1) iPad 2, (1) Cash, (8) Cool Stuff and up to (10) iPod Nanos for qualifying schools. The drawing will take place on December 2, 2011.
After the announcement that Dr. Saul Perlmutter had won the Nobel Prize in Physics, on Tuesday, October 4th; there was a lot of celebrating in the Physics Department at UC Berkeley and at LBNL.
If you were lucky to get a seat in Room 1 of Le Conte Hall you saw the colloquial event for Saul that developed into an entertaining discussion and project history, with many personal anecdotes and stories of team work successes and downturns. Speakers included Chancellor Birgeneau, Richard Muller, Alex Filippenko, Dean Richards, Carl Pennypacker, and others.
Here is a link to the podcast recording: Nobel Event, October 4.
Here is a link to bibliography of articles written or co-written by Saul Perlmutter, Nobel Prize winner! from UC Berkeley and LBNL.