10 Ig Nobel Prizes For 2012

时间:2022-04-04 12:25:13

搞笑诺贝尔奖(the Ig Nobel Prizes)是对诺贝尔奖的有趣模仿。其名称来自ignoble(不名誉的)和Nobel Prize(诺贝尔奖)的结合。主办方为科学幽默杂志(Annals of Improbable Research,AIR),评委中有些是真正的诺贝尔奖得主。其目的是选出那些“乍看之下令人发笑,之后发人深省”的研究。颁奖仪式每年十月,在诺贝尔奖颁奖前一至两周举行,地点为哈佛大学的桑德斯剧场(Sanders Theater)。

Here are the Ten winners of the 2012 Ig Nobel Prizes given to scientists, writers, and peacemakers who seem silly but thoughtful contributions to the world, or as the Annals of Improbable Research puts it, “first make people laugh, and then make them think.” I can guarantee for them making us laugh!

1. The 2012 Ig Nobel Psychology Prize

To Anita Eerland and Rolf Zwaan [The Netherlands] and Tulio Guadalupe [Peru, Russia, and The Netherlands] for their study “Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller”.

2. The 2012 Ig Nobel Peace Prize

To SKN Company in Russia for exploding old Russian ammunition and creating diamonds. Now that’s recycling!

3. The 2012 Ig Nobel Acoustics Prize

To Japanese creators Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada for developing the Speech Jammer, a device that uses delayed auditory feedback to shut up participants in a discussion. This kind of system has been used in speech therapy to reduce stuttering among those with that particular speech disturbance.

4. The 2012 Ig Nobel Neuroscience Prize

To Craig Bennett, Abigail Baird, Michael Miller, and George Wolford for demonstrating that brain researchers, using a combination of complicated equipment and simple statistics, can find meaningful brain activity anywhere, even in a dead fish.

5. The 2012 Ig Nobel Chemistry Prize

Andersl?v, Sweden was tortured by residents with green hair. Johan Pettersson discovered that there was too much copper in their water.

6. The 2012 Ig Nobel Prize for Literature

Believe it or not, this prize went to the US Government General Accountability Office (GAO) for issuing a report that recommended a report about another report of reports recommending reports or something like that.

7. The 2012 Ig Nobel Physics Prize

You’d love to know the balance of forces that shape and move your ponytail, right? That’s why Joseph Keller, Raymond Goldstein, Patrick Warren and Robin Ball received this Interesting nominate (提名) prize!

8. The 2012 Ig Nobel Fluid Dynamics Prize

To Rouslan Krechetnikov and Hans Mayer for studying the dynamics of liquid?sloshing, to learn what happens when a person walks while carrying a cup of coffee. I’ll give you a hint: it happens between step 7 and 10.

9. The 2012 Ig Nobel Anatomy Prize

Recognize me? Image via blog.discoverymagazine. com

To Frans de Waal [The Netherlands and USA] and Jennifer Pokorny [USA] for discovering that chimpanzees can recognize other chimpanzees from seeing photographs of their rear ends.

10. The 2012 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine

Gastroenterologists throughout the world will no doubt thank Emmanuel Ben?Soussan and Michel Antonietti for recommending ways that they can minimize patients’ gas explosions while the docs perform colonoscopies.

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