This year's Ig Nobel event is scheduled for Thursday night (Sept. 12) in the historic Sanders Theater on the campus of Harvard University. As in years past, the ceremony will be enlivened by unceremonious shenanigans, including bizarre costumes, irreverent speeches and the tossing of countless paper airplanes.
The infamous award ceremony will be webcast live on LiveScience; this year, we will also feature a behind-the-scenes webcast (see below) showing how the ceremony is produced and footage of the presenters of the awards (who are recipients of the somewhat more-prestigious Nobel Prize). This year's presenters will include Nobel laureates Dudley Herschbach (chemistry, 1986), Eric Maskin (economics, 2007) and Roy Glauber (physics, 2009).
In an Oscar-esque fashion, the Ig Nobels will also broadcast a behind-the-scenes show.