Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Hunt!

Well, rumors come to pass at times.

The Math Club here at Hopkins has successfully organized and caried out a puzzle hunt, whereby student teams compete to solve a series of logical puzzles that carry them accross campus over the course of a day to find a hidden object (The Notorious Field's Medallion; The Field's Medal is a high award offered to outstanding accomplishments in research mathematics, and is treated much like the Nobel Prizes are in the sciences. The award is named after a mathematician who spent time here at Hopkins. Hecen we name our object after him also.)

I will talk more about the hunt in time. But suffice it to say that there will be a 2nd Hunt next Fall in September.

Congratulations both to the organizers of the Hunt, and to the winners.

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