Map That Campus XX

Yes, it's back. And for the 20th edition we have a nice pair for you.

So here THEY are:
X: What could it be?
x: I'm sure we'll find it, we just need to focus.
X: You know, I've never seen you in a modest mood.
x: Look we need to go over the evidence. There are others who are hot on the topic.
X: Yes but fortunately their first guess was a bit off.
x: To recapitulate, there was that first interesting finding here.
X: And now we have the diffraction data from our collaborators.
x: Yes and don't forget about the ratios.
X: All very suggestive. I say we head down to the pub and talk about in the company of young tanned females.
x: Brilliant idea.

Any clue who these are, or what they're talking about? Email me or leave your answers in the comment section.

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Lucky day! It's an easy one and I seem to be the first to answer! Though I must say, the pictures didn't help; the dialogue, par contre, was a bit too explicit :-)

Since I don't like spoilers, let's just say that "it has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing" ... was a very succesful one.

By dileffante (not verified) on 27 Oct 2006 #permalink

Gosh, two locations... Northwestern University main campus and medical campus? The main campus has a beach, which would explain the "young tanned females." But the photos don't look right. Aaiiiiiiiiiiiieee! Those buses are driving on the wrong side of the road!

By Mustafa Mond, FCD (not verified) on 27 Oct 2006 #permalink

A request: please make it a little more challenging. Although I should add that the second one is not obvious.

By Acme Scientist (not verified) on 27 Oct 2006 #permalink

OK I made it too obvious. But officially no one has given an answer ... and Acme, if you're so confident about #2, then cough up a campus name.

How can this be? I checked Friday and assumed the game was over! With the obvious clue I thought dileffante or Acme would respond immediately.

On the off chance that someone will actually read this:
The top is Cavendish Labs off Madingly Road in Cambridge, the bottom is the Kings College campus on Waterloo Road in London. Sheeeesh!

By Arrowsmith (not verified) on 01 Nov 2006 #permalink

Just for completeness - the large building at the top of the King's College picture is the Franklin-Wilkins Building.

By Arrowsmith (not verified) on 01 Nov 2006 #permalink

Finally and answer!!!!

(yeah where are you mr know-it-all Acme???)