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In Photos: The Science and Silliness of the 2017 Ig Nobels

Goodbye, goodbye

(Image credit: M. Weisberger/Live Science)

Closing the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony was a heartfelt and extremely brief farewell address by Jean Berko Gleason, a professor emerita in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University, who delivered the equally pithy "Welcome Welcome" speech at the evening's start.

Mindy Weisberger
Mindy Weisberger

Mindy Weisberger is a Live Science senior writer covering a general beat that includes climate change, paleontology, weird animal behavior, and space. Mindy holds an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University; prior to Live Science she produced, wrote and directed media for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Her videos about dinosaurs, astrophysics, biodiversity and evolution appear in museums and science centers worldwide, earning awards such as the CINE Golden Eagle and the Communicator Award of Excellence. Her writing has also appeared in Scientific American, The Washington Post and How It Works Magazine.