Quantcast

Latest Neil Chriss Stories

2007-11-01 15:00:33

New York University has announced a new dual-degree program that will give tomorrow's "quant jocks" both depth in quantitative skills and breadth in management perspective to effectively manage risk, sophisticated trading models and people in today's computation-driven financial markets. The joint MBA/MS in Mathematics in Finance degree is a partnership between NYU's Stern School of Business and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, both highly regarded by Wall Street in their...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
Related