Magazine, Comic Awards Improbably Change Location

Location Author: PETER GWYNNE Having survived a spring and summer of discontent, two manifestations of science humor have emerged in a new location. Their efforts to laugh at-and with-science, scientists, and everything associated with them proceed unabated, to the general relief of some Nobel laureates and others who like their science spiced with satire. STAR-STUDDED SPINOFF: AIR board member Karen Hopkin's "Studmuffins of Science" calendar features researcher models like Brian Scottolini o

Peter Gwynne
Oct 1, 1995

Location Author: PETER GWYNNE

Having survived a spring and summer of discontent, two manifestations of science humor have emerged in a new location. Their efforts to laugh at-and with-science, scientists, and everything associated with them proceed unabated, to the general relief of some Nobel laureates and others who like their science spiced with satire.

STAR-STUDDED SPINOFF: AIR board member Karen Hopkin's "Studmuffins of Science" calendar features researcher models like Brian Scottolini of Stanford University, left, and Robert Jones of the University of Minnesota. This year's Ig Nobelists will receive calendars.

After a year based in Cambridge, Mass., on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, the Annals of Improbable Research (AIR)-a science humor magazine that, in the words of cofounder Marc Abrahams, "specializes in inflated research and personalities"-has separated from MIT and moved up Cambridge's Massachusetts Avenue to the ivied, less-techie surroundings of Harvard University. Also making the journey are...

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