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     A selection of  press articles, interviews & talks covering the

      IG Nobel prize 2010 for Management  given to

      Alessandro Pluchino , Andrea Rapisarda and Cesare Garofalo


      for demonstrating mathematically that organizations would become more

      efficient if they promoted people at random.


      Click  here  for  the original  paper  with the java applet of the simulation and  several links

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


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

    locandina-ignobel2010  PALCO      improbable-small       top25    

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

Presentazione in italiano alla

XX Settimana della cultura scientifica e tecnologica 

    Facoltà di Scienze Fisiche Matematiche e Naturali, Università di Catania

Catania 22 ottobre 2010 

star IG Nobel: un modo divertente di promuovere la scienza (pdf) star

Italian press 

      International press       Interviste - interviews                         
Sole24 ore su J.Barrow (ottobre 2013) star
Focus (Maggio 2013) star Big Think (02.12.11) Nova Radio Firenze starstarstar (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 star       The Marker Magazine star (03.11.2010)
Nuova Società star   Cyprus Mail star   Cinco Dias star (30.10.2010)
Sole 24 ore star   National Geographic star   Nuova Società star star star (25.10.2010)
Galileo  star   The New York Times   Panorama Economy star (20.10.2010)
ANSA star

Le Scienze

Telecolor Buongiorno Sicilia star

Moebius on linestar   Fox News   Telecolor   star                          
La Stampa   New Scientist   TG3 Sicilia ore 14.00 star (06.10.2010)
La Repubblica  star   Psycology Today   Step1  star star star        
La Sicilia Vivere star
  British Medical Journal   Video Regione       
City Il Corriere   Der Tagesspiegel       
L'Unità   Sunday's Zaaman      
Blitz quotidiano   Publico      

  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 Provincia   All Africa      
PiùVoce.net   Expresso      
Oggimedia   Globo      
Parma Oggi   Voces/a      
Catania Notizie   El Mundo    RadioMonteCarlo  (17.10.2010)
Science Backstage   Le Figaro   Radio Catania star  (11.10.2010)
Virgilio Notizie   Le Monde    Radio2 Brave Ragazze
Zeus News   Videnskab Dk   Radio 24            
Gravità zero   Wired   Radio DeeJay                     
QNM   The Canadian Press    Radio2 Caterpillar      
e-linux   The Telegraph
Radio  Capital           
Style   Yahoo News

  Network World      
    Aerospace Software      
    The Gazette      
    Cambridge day       

  The Chronicle      
    The Washington Post      
 Blogs   Calgary Herald      

Surrey Physics Blog    The National Student      
Climateer investing    New York Post      
The last word on nothing star
  Business Daily      
Risorse umane ed organizzazioni
  Fast Company      
FRC star   Physics Buzz      
Blog di Andrea Magnani star
Cortical Hemming... star
Beppe.Grillo.it  star   Eslob       
www.militari.info star   Hoop China      
FINeXdesign  star   Hunan Gov      
Songs from the wood star   Philstar.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


*The star  indicates a very  interesting article/interview



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



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