The Ig Nobel awards ceremony is a marvelous spectacle encrusted with tradition . But if you really want to know how the winners did their work and why, you need to go to the Ig informal lectures, held at MIT the Saturday after the awards.
Beginning October 5, a select few will get the call of a lifetime. That’s when scientists who have been chosen to receive a Nobel Prize will start hearing from Stockholm. It’s a closely guarded secret as to who will land this coveted honor, but at Thomson Reuters, we’ve designed a way to show which researchers have the inside track.