First individual to win both a Nobel and Ig Nobel prize
Andre Geim
Russian Federation ()
The Ig Nobel Prizes began in 1991 and are awarded for seemingly trivial or amusing advances in research. They are organised by the Annals of Improbable Research, a US publication which takes a humorous approach to science. Andre Geim (Russia), won an Ig Nobel in 2000 for levitating a frog using magnets. Geim then won a Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010 for his research into graphene.