Meeting Site

The George Washington University

  • Registration and book exhibit will be in the Math Department rooms on the second floor of Monroe Hall (2115 G St., NW), and talks will be held in the Media and Public Affairs (MPA) Building (805 21st St., NW). Both buildings are located on the main campus of George Washington University in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
  • The Welcome Reception will be held at One Washington Circle Hotel (adjacent to campus) on Wednesday, March 16th.
  • The Conference Banquet will be held at the Old Ebbitt Grill on Friday, March 19th. A Washington landmark dating from 1856, Old Ebbitt was Washington's first saloon; frequented by several presidents, it was President McKinley's residence during his time as a Congressman. Pre-registration is required for banquet participation.

Dates & Deadlines

Meeting Dates: March 17–20, 2010

  • Thanks to all who attended!
    Photo of ASL Annual Meeting Participants in 2010
  • Slides from Bob Coecke's tutorial lectures are available here. (You may want to download/save the file before opening it.)
  • Slides from Alexander Razborov's Gödel Lecture are available here.

Local Information

Weather & local transportation

Spring in Washington is usually mild (around 55–60F/15C), and occasionally wet. Mid-March is very close to Cherry Blossom time—which can be quite spectacular.

The Washington Metropoitan Area is served by multiple public transit agencies and three major airports.
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George Washington University is located in northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., close to the White House, adjacent to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, and near the National Academy of Sciences. The District of Columbia offers a multitude of sightseeing and entertainment opportunities. A number of national museums are in proximity to the GW Foggy Bottom campus, in particular, the Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization and includes nineteen museums and the National Zoo, all with free admission.
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Invited Lectures

  • Z. Chatzidakis
    (Universite Paris, Paris)
  • B. Kjos-Hanssen
    (Univ. of Hawai'i, Manoa)
  • K. Landsman
    (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
  • L. Moss
    (Indiana Univ., Bloomington)
  • D. Raghavan
    (Univ. of Toronto, Toronto)
  • T. Scanlon
    (Univ. of California, Berkeley)
  • E. Schimmerling
    (Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh)
  • H. Towsner
    (Univ. of California, Los Angeles)
  • R. Weber
    (Dartmouth College, Hanover)
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21st Gödel Lecture

Quantum Computing Tutorial

Bob Coecke (Oxford)
Quantum information processing: a new light on the quantum formalism and quantum foundations

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Special Sessions

  • Categorical Logic
    (P. Hofstra, Ottawa)
  • Computational Complexity
    (R. Lipton, Atlanta)
  • Logic & Foundations of Physics
    (A. Doering, Oxford)
  • Model Theory
    (C. Laskowski, College Park)
  • Set Theory
    (S. Gao, Denton)
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