Marc Abrahams

Marc Abrahams

Editor and co-founder of Annals of Improbable Research
Founder of the Ig Nobel Prize
Marc Abrahams
From 1990-1994, Marc was the editor of the Journal of Irreproducible Results. In 1994, after the magazine's publisher decided to abandon the magazine, the founders and entire editorial staff (1955-1994) of the Journal abandoned the publisher, and immediately created Annals of Improbable Research (AIR). The Improbable Research editorial board of more than 50 distinguished scientists includes many Nobel Laureates, several Ig Nobel Prize winners, IQ record holder Marilyn Vos Savant, and a convicted felon. Marc described how it all began, in an essay for The Guardian. Marc himself has a degree in applied mathematics from Harvard College, spent several years developing optical character recognition computer systems (including a reading machine for the blind) at Kurzweil Computer Products, and later founded Wisdom Simulators, which used computers to give people experience in making excruciating decisions. He is a prolific author of books, articles, podcasts, and operas, and has done annual speaking tours with the Ig Nobel Prize across Europe. Check out his TED talk here on this award that makes people laugh, then think.

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