Ig Nobel 2010 

A selection of  press articles, interviews & talks covering the   IG Nobel prize 2010 for Management    given to     

Alessandro Pluchino, Andrea Rapisardaand Cesare Garofalo 

for demonstrating mathematically that organizations would become more  efficient if they promoted people at random.

Here  the original paper-- Here  further links and supplementary material


NEW ! starHere interesting Altmetric info about this paperstar

starNewpaper on  Efficient Parliament and  randomly selected politicians -  Physica A 390 (2011) 3944 star


starNew  paper onEfficient random  strategies  Physica A 390 (2011) 3496star


The Official video of the XX IG Nobel prize ceremony


Our IG Nobel photo album

A  personal short video of the ceremony with our acceptance speech


Browse  info  on all IG Nobel prize winners (iphone/ipad itunes app) (NEW)



A real successful experiment: the case of Ricardo Semler and his SEMCO company star

Italian press

International press Videos and  interviews
Geo Rai 3 starstarstar(21.09.2017)
Sole24 ore su J.Barrow (ottobre 2013) starOuter space: a very peculiar principle by J. Barrow (30.08.11) star star star

Talk at Swedish TV


Focus (Maggio 2013) starBig Think (02.12.11)Nova Radio Firenzestarstarstar(05.11.2011)
Corriere della Sera(13.1.12)

Pour la Science ed (9/11)  star

Paper by J-P. Delahaye star

RADIO24 - MELOG 2.0 star(04.10.2011)
Quaderni di Management star(09/11)Enterprise Recruitment (8/11)ADNKronos Lab Italia star(22.03.2011)
Bianco Lavoro (23.03.2011)ISGTW star (25.05.2011)Business People (05.02.2011)
Avvenire (07.12.2010)

Financial Times:

L. Kellaway's  Editorial star

KappaeMme star star star(01.12.2010)
La7 (video) (05.12.2010)The Guardian starThe Marker Magazine star(03.11.2010)
Nuova Società starCyprus Mail starCinco Dias star(30.10.2010)
Sole 24 ore starNational Geographic starNuova Società star star star(25.10.2010)
Galileo  starThe New York TimesPanorama Economystar(20.10.2010)
ANSA star

Le Scienze 

Telecolor Buongiorno Sicilia star

Moebius on linestarFox NewsTelecolor star 
La StampaNew ScientistTG3 Sicilia ore 14.00 star(06.10.2010)
La Repubblica starPsycology TodayStep1 star star star 
La Sicilia Vivere star
British Medical JournalVideo Regione 
City Il CorriereDer Tagesspiegel
L'UnitàSunday's Zaaman
Blitz quotidianoPublico

Plus Magazine

National Geographic

(Italia) star

La Gazzetta del mezzogiorno

(News in English)


The Economic Times (India)star

The New Zealand Herald star
Experimentarium - Danish TV
La ProvinciaAll Africa
Parma OggiVoces/a
Catania NotizieEl Mundo RadioMonteCarlo(17.10.2010)
Science BackstageLe FigaroRadio Catania star(11.10.2010)
Virgilio NotizieLe Monde Radio2 Brave Ragazze
Zeus NewsVidenskab DkRadio 24 
Gravità zeroWiredRadio DeeJay 
QNMThe Canadian PressRadio2 Caterpillar 
e-linuxThe Telegraph
Radio  Capital 
StyleYahoo News

Network World
Aerospace Software
The Gazette
Cambridge day

The Chronicle
The Washington Post
BlogsCalgary Herald

Surrey Physics Blog The National Student
Climateer investingNew York Post
The last word on nothing star
Business Daily
Risorse umane ed organizzazioni
Fast Company
FRC starPhysics Buzz
Blog di Andrea Magnani star
Cortical Hemming... star
Beppe.Grillo.it starEslob
www.militari.info starHoop China
FINeXdesign starHunan Gov
Songs from the wood starPhilstar.com
Area Wide News The wiseworld observer

Click here for a website where you can find several examples (around the world) where lotteries have been used with success, - mantained by Conall Boyle star


In 2000 the IG Nobel prize was assigned to Andrey Geim and Michael Berry

for an experiment on the levitation of a frog....

See here Michael Berry's page on his IG Nobel prize

Andrey Geim won this year also the Nobel Prize for Physics