The annual "funny Nobel prize" comes! As in previous years, there are a lot of fun and funny research award this year, such as whether the contact live crocodile will affect a person's desire to gamble, why the elderly have big ears, a cat can be in solid state and liquid state at the same time, the twins did not recognize himself in the picture?
2017 "funny Nobel prize" trophy
Funny Nobel prize is called "variety show" in the scientific world. At 6 in the morning of 15 in Beijing, Nobel Prize winners gathered at the Saunders theatre in Harvard University for the most surprising research award this year. The winner will receive a trophy and a certificate, plus 10 trillion bonus, but the Zimbabwe currency is not worth it!
10 trillion, "big money" is really scared of the baby!
Integrating imagination into scientific research
Can a cat be in two states, solid and liquid? Such an imaginative research project is brought by Antoine Fardin. "Cats can always be a shock. With the development of science, people gradually realized that cats and humans actually follow a completely different law of physics."
The researchers analyzed whether cats could be both liquid and solid at the same time, because the cat would change its shape according to its environment. For example, putting a cat in a human space, the cat stretches itself into any size necessary to prevent humans from entering the same space. At the same time, cats can compress themselves to the space around them. This phenomenon also raises the famous experiment: how many cats can fit together on a needle?
Physics prize: use fluid mechanics to study whether cats can keep solids and two images at the same time
Mark Twin has a classic joke: "actually, I have a twin brother who drowned when I was a child.". But in fact, people are wrong, drowning is the younger brother, that is to say, in fact, I have long been dead, and now I am my brother."
And this year's study of cognitive science awards is a case where many identical twins can't tell themselves from each other in the visual image! Three scientists from Italy, Spain and Britain compared the faces of several pairs of twins from different angles, and many twins were unable to tell each other's face from each other. In order to further argue their theory, the scientists found a pair of identical twin doctors at the scene and asked if they could recognize who was in the picture, and they did not distinguish each other.
Identical twin doctor
The "funny Nobel prize" award is behind the questioning spirit and realistic spirit of advocacy, but also a dissemination and popularization of scientific knowledge of the key. This way of living and deciphering life is more likely to touch people's nerves. It integrates the sense of humor into scientific research, avoids the rigid and rigid infusion of knowledge into the public, and stimulates more and more people's curiosity and interest in science.
A team of scientists played for the prize giving ceremony
The Ig Nobel prize is offbeat imitation of Nobel prize, sponsored by science humor magazine "unbelievable annual reports", from the beginning of 1991, awarded annually, according to the official website, the establishment of this award is a tribute to those unusual people, imagination and inspire people to pay tribute, attention to science and medicine and technology.
This year's "Ig Nobel prize" ceremony inherits the tradition of the year, and the stage performance by the scientists team has made a lot of fun for the awards ceremony. This year's Mini opera, called "substandard operas", was routinely offered by the team of scientists who were not performing artists.
The mini opera talks about two themes that are closely related to people's daily lives:
Why is the leader promoted always incompetent (Peter principle)?,
And why incompetent people are never able to see their own incompetence (the "duck effect").
In the "science moment" session, several scientists put many advanced experimental equipment onto the stage, ready for electrical experiments, while the audience waited for them to display their talents, the experiment failed! It is a perfect interpretation of the theme "uncertainty" this year, and it also restores the daily science in a very real way!
"Science moment" performance link
24/7 link harvest the most enthusiastic response, at this point, the presence of a large number of scientists, in the first 24 seconds of time, with complicated language to explain their work, and then use the 7 words to let everyone understand their study what is possible.
For example, Aleksandra Przegalinska, an artificial intelligence expert, defines his work as "Robots that talk are perceived as stupid." (talking robot is considered stupid)
Ecologist Alicia Perez said, "Our, earliest, abdominal, ancestors, are, marine, sponges." (our earliest ancestors were sponges)
Science is serious, but the way to appreciate it is not always serious. Compared with the real Nobel prize, "funny" version of the Nobel Prize in natural atmosphere is much more relaxed, whether it is the research content of the winners or the awards ceremony, are full of nonsensical humor. A scientific approach to "laughing at first glance, and then thought-provoking research" is the essence of the Ig Nobel prize.
The theme of this year's Ig Nobel prize is uncertainty
2017, "funny Nobel prize" all winners list:
Peace Prize: regular playing Di Jiri Du tubes (an instrument used by Aboriginal Australians) that can effectively treat sleep apnea and snoring
Economics Prize: touching a live crocodile affects one's gambling desires
Anatomy prize: what's the big ear of an old man?
Biology prize: in a cave insect, the female long brother, male, and younger sister are found
Fluid mechanics: what are the fluid mechanics properties of coffee when people walk backwards with coffee in their hands?
Nutrition prize: human blood research in vampire bat recipes
The prize in medicine: brain scans are used to measure people's distaste for a certain kind of cheese
The prize for cognition: many identical twins can't distinguish themselves from their brothers or sisters
Obstetrics Award: a developing human fetus is more sensitive to the music played by the vagina of a woman's vagina