Professor Andre Geim had won the Ig Nobel Prize for using magnets to levitate a frog in 2000.
This year 2010, Professor Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won nobel prize in physics for the work on graphene.
I am not hoping any of fellow Malaysian to win a Nobel prize, but I do hope at least they can win a Ig Nobel Prize.
Ig Nobel prize is often given to the research on topics which really funny and outrageous, for instance, this year, they are giving prize to a group of scientists who discover that species of bat actually had oral sex or a group scientists who using remote control helicopter to study whale’s snot!
In fact, the Ig Nobel prize is actively promoting genuine and original research into various subjects no matter how funny or sound ridiculous to certain people.