Marc Abrahams

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Marc Abrahams, in 2008.

Marc Abrahams is the editor and co-founder of Annals of Improbable Research, and the originator and master of ceremonies of the annual Ig Nobel Prize celebration. He was formerly editor of the Journal of Irreproducible Results.[1]

Abrahams is married to Robin Abrahams, also known as "Miss Conduct", a columnist for the Boston Globe.[2]

He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in applied mathematics.[3]


Books written or edited by Abrahams include:

  • This Is Improbable (ISBN 978-1-85168-931-6)
  • The Ig Nobel Prizes (ISBN 978-0-525-94753-0)
  • Why Chickens Prefer Beautiful Humans (ISBN 978-0-7528-6846-2)
  • Sex As a Heap of Malfunctioning Rubble (ISBN 978-1-56305-312-2)
  • The Best of "Annals of Improbable Research" (ISBN 978-0-71673-094-1)
  • The Man Who Tried to Clone Himself (ISBN 978-0-45228-772-3)


  1. ^ About Marc Abrahams at Improbable Research
  2. ^ Miss Conduct Blog at The Boston Globe Archived September 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Improbable Research". Archived from the original on 2009-10-06.

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