Friday, June 17, 2011

The Owls Will Be Woolly (Oxford versus Cambridge: 2011)

Yesterday, Oxford's Mathematical Institute hosted the 15th Biennial Oxford/Cambridge "Battle of the Applied Mathematicians" (my phrasing) to see who would be able to keep the coveted Woolly Owl trophy for the next two years.

Cambridge was shockingly victorious in 2009, so Oxford was hungry to get the Owl back and put it in OCIAM's display case (where it rightfully belongs... not that I'm biased or anything). It was a courageous battle of our graduate students versus their graduate students, but we won, so the Woolly Owl will be at Oxford for the next two years---which (among other things) means that Ock might be a bit better behave than usual, at least for a little while. :)

Oh, and in case you were wondering: The title of the entry is a reference to this immortal line, which received a lot of airplay on The Jim Healy Show.

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