Welcome to the Ig Nobel Prizes Silk! First, let us explain what this site is about:
- The Ig Nobel Prizes are annual awards for research that makes people laugh and then think. The Ig Nobel Prizes are organized by the Annals of Improbable Research. See the website to learn more about the background of the awards and the organization behind them.
- This Silk site contains information on all Ig Nobel Prize winners, with descriptions of their research, field they work in, and so on.
- Silk is a tool to publish data in a way that makes it easy to visualize, sort and filter. This means you can do all kinds of cool stuff, like create maps and interactive tables.
- You can create your own visualization by clicking on the EXPLORE buttons you see on this site.
- For more information about Silk, go to the Silk website and the Silk support site. In particular, check out the entries on using the explore page and using filters if you want help with creating your own Ig Nobel Prize visualizations.
Ig® Nobel winners all over the world
Each pin in the following map represents a country which figured in the Ig ® Nobel awarded research. Click on a pin to see all the winning researchers linked to that country. You can then click on the names to see why the won the prize.
Award categories with most prizes assigned
The bar chart shows the distribution of the categories for which Improbable Research assigns an Ig® Nobel prize. Click on the filters to visualize data on a specific country only.
Awards per country
The following pie chart shows the percentage of Ig® Nobel prizes won by each country. You can filter the information to analyse a specific award category and/or year.
The Ig® Nobel winners since 1991
Click on each name to see why he won an Ig® Nobel, or explore the visualization to filter the results for the different years and countries. You can also change the visualization to a grid, and quickly see the description of the each of the winners has produced.