This year's Nobel Prize winners were announced the first week of October. In September, slightly less prestigious awards honored the funny side of scientific discovery. The Ig Nobel Prizes have been awarded annually since 1991 to honor achievements that “first make people laugh, and then make them think.”
We talk with Marc Abrahams, an organizer and founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes. Georgia Tech doctoral student Patricia Yang, who won an Ig Nobel Prize in 2015, also joins us.