Hooray, we’ve confirmed our second Boston Skeptics in the Pub event, hosted by yours truly. Last month’s event with Mike the Mad Biologist was a rousing success, so we had to do it again (audio/video is here). This time around, join the famed and justly popular Marc Abrahams as he discusses “Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes.”
This is a free event where critical thinkers of all stripes are invited to gather together, talk, drink, socialize, and maybe accidentally learn something. We filled the joint up last time, so get there early for prime seating!
Marc’s bio is here, but here’s a taste:
Marc Abrahams is editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) and its web site, www.improbable.com. He writes about research that makes people LAUGH, and then THINK.
Marc is the father and master of ceremonies of the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, honoring achievements that make people LAUGH, and then make THINK. The Prizes are handed out by genuine Nobel Laureates at a gala ceremony held each October at Harvard University and broadcast on National Public Radio and on the Internet.
Event details after the jump!
Monday, April 21 2008
Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes
(a few blocks toward MIT from the Central Square Red Line T stop)
350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Those of you driving in can park for $3 at the nearby Meridian Hotel (with validation), or you can park at the Alewife T station and take the red line in to Central Square.
Considering the crowd that showed up for the first event, you might want to get there early to get a good seat! I’ll be there around 6:45pm to set up the back room.
Part of the Drinking Skeptically network. (Go there and find out how to start your own skeptical meet-up!)