The IG Nobel Prizes

The IG Nobel Prizes
The IG Nobel Prizes

The Ig Nobel Prizes honor accomplishments that make individuals LAUGH, at that point THINK. The prizes are proposed to praise the uncommon, honor the inventive — and spike individuals’ enthusiasm for science, medication, and innovation.

Each September, in an affair function in Harvard University’s Sanders Theater, 1100 amazingly offbeat onlookers watch the new victors venture forward to acknowledge their Prizes. These are truly distributed by certified (and really muddled) Nobel Laureates. Thousands more, around the globe, watch the live transmission on the web.

Who organizes the Ig Nobel Prizes?

The Ig Nobel Prizes are sorted out by the magazine Annals of Improbable Research. The function is co-supported by the Harvard-Radcliffe Society of Physics Students and the Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Association.

Who has won this prize?

Ten Ig Nobel prizes have been awarded each year since 1991. The winners page contains a complete list.

How do I find out about past years?

The Ig Archive page collects details, videos, and links from past ceremonies.

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump share Ig Nobel Prize for pandemic performance

The Medical Education Prize was awarded “for using the Covid-19 viral pandemic to teach the world that politicians can have a more immediate effect on life and death than scientists and doctors can.”

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro have been “world-beating” with regards to the world’s most noticeably terrible Covid-19 passing rates. Presently they have been regarded alongside other world pioneers for their accomplishments in neglecting to control the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in their nations.

This year the Ig Nobel Prize for Medical Education was shared by US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, Narendra Modi of India, Russian pioneer Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan and Alexander Lukashenko who has driven Belarus for as far back as 26 years, “for utilizing the Covid-19 viral pandemic to train the world that legislators can have a more prompt impact on life and passing than researchers and specialists can.”

Obviously, none of these pioneers who have been woeful at managing the pandemic appeared at make an acknowledgment discourse. The famously dictator focal Asian province of Turkmenistan has quite not had a solitary instance of Covid-19. It has additionally in the past denied having any occupants experiencing HIV or AIDS, as of late prohibited “Covid” and individuals supposedly face capture for wearing veils or examining the pandemic.

Known as “Europe’s last tyranny”, Belarus has likewise detailed dubiously low Covid-19 demise rates. Anyway specialists highlight dubiously high demise rates recorded as pneumonia as of late.

Management IG Prize (China)


There were important exercises to be educated in the Management classification of the IgNobel Prize this year. In a splendid wake up call on subcontracting and appointment in business, the prize was together granted to “five expert assassins in Guangxi, China, who dealt with an agreement for a hit activity in the accompanying manner: in the wake of tolerating installment to play out the homicide, Xi Guang-An at that point rather subcontracted the assignment to Mo Tian-Xiang, who at that point rather subcontracted the errand to Yang Kang-Sheng, who at that point rather subcontracted the undertaking to Yang Guang-Sheng, who at that point rather subcontracted the errand to Ling Xian-Si, with each in this way enrolled hired gunman accepting a littler level of the charge, and no one really playing out a homicide.”

Physics Prize (Australia, Ukraine, France, Italy, Germany, UK, South Africa)

The study led by Ivan Maksymov and Andriy Pototsky, determining experimentally what happens to the shape of a living earthworm when one vibrates it at high frequency appears to have been great fun. Though probably not for the worms. 

The paper “Excitation of Faraday-like body waves in vibrated living earthworms,” included this warning for researchers intending to tread the tricky path: “Large vibrations were also avoided because they additionally lead to ejection of a sticky fluid from the worm.”

Narendra Modi Becomes Second Indian PM To Win Ig Nobel Prize

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been granted the Ig Nobel Prize for 2020 for his commitments to clinical instruction, close by the tops of the legislatures of Brazil, the UK, Mexico, Belarus, the US, Turkey, Russia and Turkmenistan.

The Ig Nobel Prizes are mocking prizes granted each year by a magazine named Annals of Improbable Research, having some expertise in entertaining inclusion and conversations of logical turns of events. The name of the prizes is a play on the word ‘dishonorable’, which is an antonym of ‘respectable’, and the name of ‘Nobel’.

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