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Marc ABRAHAMS Editor and co-founder, Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), Cambridge


 Graduated from Harvard College with a degree in applied mathematics.
 Spent several years developing optical character recognition computer systems (including a reading machine for the blind), and later founded Wisdom Simulators, Inc., a creator of educational software.
 He was the back-page humor columnist for the late, lamented computer magazine Byte.
 He wrote a monthly back-page humor column for the engineering magazine Design News.
 He has been commentator for ABC-TV's World News Now and on public radio.
 He is the father and master of ceremonies of the Ig Nobel Prize.
 In addition to editing the magazine, Marc writes a monthly newsletter called mini-AIR, a weekly column for the British newspaper The Guardian, and a daily blog.
1990-1994, he was the editor of the Journal of Irreproducible Results.
1994, after the magazine's publisher decided to abandon the magazine, the founders and entire editorial staff (1955-1994) of the Journal abandoned the publisher and immediately created AIR.
 He also frequently performs lectures that show both the funny side AND the importance of science, medicine, and technology.


Sex As a Heap of Malfunctioning Rubble (and other improbabilities), Workman Publishing, 1994
The Best of Annals of Improbable Research, W.H. Freeman Publishers, 1997
Der Einfluss von Erdnussbutter auf die Erdrotation, Birkhäuser, 1999
La scienza impossibile, Garzanti, 1999
The Ig Nobel Prizes, published by Orion Books in London and E.P. Dutton in New York