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Marc Abrahams

Editor and Co-Founder of the Science Humor Magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR); Creator of the Ig Nobel Prizes

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 Marc Abrahams Biography

Marc Abrahams is the editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR). The magazine publishes both genuine research and satire, distilled into articles that first make people LAUGH, then make people THINK.

The Washington Post called Abrahams "the nation's guru of academic grunge." The Journal of the American Medical Association called him "the Puck of Science." He has been called many other things. He is the father and master of ceremonies of the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, honoring individuals whose achievements that first make people LAUGH, then make people THINK. The Prizes are handed out by genuine Nobel Laureates at a gala ceremony held each October at Harvard University and broadcast on NPR and on the Internet.

The magazine's editorial board of more than 50 distinguished scientists includes eight Nobel Laureates, IQ record holder Marilyn Vos Savant, and a convicted felon. Abrahams is author of the new book The Ig Nobel Prizes and the monthly e-newsletter mini-AIR. He also writes a weekly column, called "Improbable Research," for the British newspaper The Guardian.

Abrahams also writes for other publications on the topics of science, technology and medicine. He wrote the back-page humor column for the late, lamented computer magazine Byte and a monthly back-page humor column for the engineering magazine Design News, and has been a commentator for ABC-TV's World News Now and on public radio.

He edited (and wrote much of) the science humor anthologies The Best of Annals of Improbable Research, Der Einfluss von Erdnussbutter auf die Erdrotation, La Scienza Impossibile, and Sex As a Heap of Malfunctioning Rubble (and other improbabilities).

From 1990-1994, Abrahams 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 resigned, and immediately created AIR.

He also frequently performs lectures that show both the funny side AND the importance of science, medicine, and technology.

Abrahams graduated from Harvard College with a degree in applied mathematics. He subsequently spent several years developing optical character recognition computer systems (including a reading machine for the blind), and later founded Wisdom Simulators, Inc., a creator of educational software.

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Videos
Speaking Topics
  • The Ig Nobel Prizes: The Fine Line Between Sound and Silly Science

  • The Taxonomy of Barney and the Future of Science Education

  • Sex, Drugs and Peanut Butter: Advances in Improbable Research

News
  • 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes

    Master of Ceremonies Marc Abrahams holds up a 2016 Ig Nobel Prize while presiding over the “26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize” ceremony at Harvard ...

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Marc Abrahams

Editor and Co-Founder of the Science Humor Magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR); Creator of the Ig Nobel Prizes

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Marc Abrahams Biography

Marc Abrahams is the editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR). The magazine publishes both genuine research and satire, distilled into articles that first make people LAUGH, then make people THINK.

The Washington Post called Abrahams "the nation's guru of academic grunge." The Journal of the American Medical Association called him "the Puck of Science." He has been called many other things. He is the father and master of ceremonies of the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, honoring individuals whose achievements that first make people LAUGH, then make people THINK. The Prizes are handed out by genuine Nobel Laureates at a gala ceremony held each October at Harvard University and broadcast on NPR and on the Internet.

The magazine's editorial board of more than 50 distinguished scientists includes eight Nobel Laureates, IQ record holder Marilyn Vos Savant, and a convicted felon. Abrahams is author of the new book The Ig Nobel Prizes and the monthly e-newsletter mini-AIR. He also writes a weekly column, called "Improbable Research," for the British newspaper The Guardian.

Abrahams also writes for other publications on the topics of science, technology and medicine. He wrote the back-page humor column for the late, lamented computer magazine Byte and a monthly back-page humor column for the engineering magazine Design News, and has been a commentator for ABC-TV's World News Now and on public radio.

He edited (and wrote much of) the science humor anthologies The Best of Annals of Improbable Research, Der Einfluss von Erdnussbutter auf die Erdrotation, La Scienza Impossibile, and Sex As a Heap of Malfunctioning Rubble (and other improbabilities).

From 1990-1994, Abrahams 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 resigned, and immediately created AIR.

He also frequently performs lectures that show both the funny side AND the importance of science, medicine, and technology.

Abrahams graduated from Harvard College with a degree in applied mathematics. He subsequently spent several years developing optical character recognition computer systems (including a reading machine for the blind), and later founded Wisdom Simulators, Inc., a creator of educational software.

Marc Abrahams Videos

  • Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think ...
  • Marc Abrahams, "Annals of Improbable Research" - YouTube
  • Why All Good, and Some Bad, Research Is Improbable: Marc ...

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Marc Abrahams Speaking Topics

  • The Ig Nobel Prizes: The Fine Line Between Sound and Silly Science

  • The Taxonomy of Barney and the Future of Science Education

  • Sex, Drugs and Peanut Butter: Advances in Improbable Research

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  • How to book Marc Abrahams?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marc Abrahams for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Marc Abrahams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Marc Abrahams or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Marc Abrahams?

    Booking fees for Marc Abrahams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Marc Abrahams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Marc Abrahams?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marc Abrahams for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Marc Abrahams for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Marc Abrahams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marc Abrahams or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Marc Abrahams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Marc Abrahams for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Marc Abrahams generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Graham Hill, Jon Landau, Ken Jennings, David Pogue and Pranav Mistry. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Marc Abrahams for an upcoming event.

Marc Abrahams Speaker Videos

  • Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think ...
    Marc Abrahams, "Annals of Improbable Research" - YouTube
  • Why All Good, and Some Bad, Research Is Improbable: Marc ...

Marc Abrahams Speaking Topics

  • The Ig Nobel Prizes: The Fine Line Between Sound and Silly Science

  • The Taxonomy of Barney and the Future of Science Education

  • Sex, Drugs and Peanut Butter: Advances in Improbable Research

Marc Abrahams News

  • 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes

    Master of Ceremonies Marc Abrahams holds up a 2016 Ig Nobel Prize while presiding over the “26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize” ceremony at Harvard ...

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