|The Ig Nobel Prizes are a parody of the Nobel Prizes and are given each year in early October for ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. The stated aim of the prizes is to "honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think." The awards are sometimes veiled criticism, but are also used to point out that even the most absurd-sounding avenues of research can yield useful knowledge. Organized by the scientific humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, they are presented by a group that includes Nobel Laureates at a ceremony at Harvard University's Sanders Theater, and they are followed by a set of public lectures by the winners at MIT. The name is a play on the words ignoble and the Nobel Prize. The pronunciation used during the ceremony is IG-noh-BEL, not like the word "ignoble".|
Check all the Awards, Winners and Nominations for the Ig Nobel Prize since 1991.