Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson won the prize “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.”
The Nobel Committee awarded half the prize for physics to Roger Penrose and the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez.
The president has a habit of conflating a nomination and an award.
Other Ig Nobel winners include world leaders who think they’re smarter than doctors and scientists, and a team of researchers who looked at why chewing sounds drive some people crazy.
A letter signed by dozens of scientists did not mention President Donald Trump.
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday.
The Norwegian Nobel Institute also praised the “important reforms” that Ethiopia’s prime minister has launched at home.
Two Nobel Prizes in literature were announced after the 2018 literature award was postponed following sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy.
“They gave one to Obama immediately upon his ascent to the presidency, and he had no idea why he got it," the president said Monday.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders spoke to HuffPost in June about his film that pays homage to the prolific author, "Toni Morrison: Pieces I Am."