These photographs document one of Professor William Lipscornb’s frequent
trips to his favorite local market. They were first seen as part of the
8th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, held in October, 1998 [see
AIR 5:1 for details]. At the ceremony, a collection of Professor
Lipscomb’s shopping lists was auctioned off for the benefit of the local
public school science programs.
"Professor Lipscomb Goes Shopping" was shown, in the form of a projected
slide show, just prior to the auction. Potential bidders could thus see
that the shopping lists were genuine. William Lipscomb is a professor
emeritus at Harvard University and a Nobel Laureate (1976) in Chemistry.
ANNALS OF IMPROBABLE RESEARCH
Volume 6, Number 3
May/June Special Crime & Punishment Issue
Reprinted from the
Annals of Improbable Research, v. 6, # 3, May/June, pp. 16-17 with
permission of Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, who has reviewd this entry.
Public evidence of this may be seen in that the
Annals of Improbable Research links to this "web site with lots of info about Bill."