Ignobly great


The ignoble awards are out. If I would ever be a billionaire, I would give out some of the billions to the winners. And then maybe it’ll loose its ‘ig’ and be called as Kaa awards

MEDICINE: Brian Witcombe of Gloucester, UK, and
Dan Meyer
of Antioch, Tennessee, USA, for their penetrating medical report “
Sword Swallowing and Its Side Effects
.”

REFERENCE: “Sword Swallowing and Its Side Effects,” Brian Witcombe and Dan Meyer, British Medical Journal, December 23, 2006, vol. 333, pp. 1285-7.

WHO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY: Brian Witcombe and Dan Meyer

PHYSICS:
L. Mahadevan
of Harvard University, USA, and
Enrique Cerda Villablanca
of Universidad de Santiago de Chile, for studying how sheets become wrinkled.

REFERENCES:

“Wrinkling of an Elastic Sheet Under Tension,” E. Cerda, K. Ravi-Chandar, L. Mahadevan, Nature, vol. 419, October 10, 2002, pp. 579-80.


Geometry and Physics of Wrinkling
,” E. Cerda and L. Mahadevan, Physical Review Letters, fol. 90, no. 7, February 21, 2003, pp. 074302/1-4.


Elements of Draping
,” E. Cerda, L. Mahadevan and J. Passini, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 101, no. 7, 2004, pp. 1806-10.

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