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MIT Press Bookstore Events for Fall 2014
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The 2014 Ig Informal Lectures at MIT
Saturday, September 20, 2014
1:00 pm
MIT 26-100
behind 60 Vassar Street, Cambridge

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The Fall 2014 Loading Dock Sale Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2014
10:00am to 6:00pm
MIT E38, 292 Main Street, Cambridge

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authors@mit presents
Ellen Harris
George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
5:30 pm
MIT Lewis Library,160 Memorial Dr, Cambridge

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Boston Book Festival
Street Fair
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Copley Square, Boston

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Event Details for Fall 2014


Saturday, September 20, 2014
1:00 pm
MIT 26-100
behind 60 Vassar Street, Cambridge

Once again, The MIT Press Bookstore is proud to partner with some Improbable friends to bring you a half-afternoon of improbably funny, informative, brief(!), high-spirited public lectures, in which the new Ig Nobel Prize winners will attempt to explain what they did, and why they did it.

The Ig Nobel Prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative--and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology. On Thursday evening at Harvard, ten prizes are awarded to people who have done remarkable things, some of them admirable, some perhaps otherwise. On Saturday, we invite the winners to MIT and give them five minutes to describe and/or defend their work, then respond to insightful questions from the audience. Here's your chance to chat with an Ig Nobel Laureate!

Special guest appearance by Dr. NakaMats, world-famous inventor and winner of the 2005 Ig Nobel Nutrition Prize!

Please join us!

All Ig Nobel Prize activities are organized by the Annals of Improbable Research.

Get a little dose of the fun in these Ig Videos!

The awards have been announced!

And video of the award ceremony is available:

The latest in Improbable literature is now available!

Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors, and More WTF Research

Oneworld Publications, 2014




authors@mit presents:

Ellen T. Harris

George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
5:30 pm
MIT Lewis Music Library,160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge

Please join us as we celebrate the newest book from MIT Professor Emeritus Ellen T. Harris: George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends. An intimate portrait of Handel’s life and inner circle, modeled after one of the composer’s favorite forms: the fugue.

George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends is the consummation of Ellen Harris's long professional life with Handel. It is the work of a wise scholar who views musicians as social beings and music as social activity. That outlook, and the author’s fresh and supple prose, make this a most appealing, finally endearing, book.” — Richard Taruskin, University of California, Berkeley

Presented by authors@mit, a lecture series co-sponsored
by the MIT Libraries and the MIT Press Bookstore.
Open to the public and wheelchair accessible.
Event Info: (617) 253-5249


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