Location: About a hundred mathematicians joined us at the
IDA Center for Communications Research in Princeton,
where Dave Robbins has worked for 23 years. Our new building is at 805 Bunn Drive in Princeton, NJ.
The closest airports are Newark and Philadelphia, each about an hour from Princeton. To get to CCR-P
from US 1 near Princeton, take Harrison Street north.
One mile after the intersection with Nassau Street in downtown Princeton, fork slightly right
onto Bunn Drive. After three quarters of a mile, turn right into CCR-P. The conference opened on Sunday
at 10:45 am and closed on Monday at noon.
Talks: The speakers pitched their talks to mathematicians who are not experts
on alternating sign matrices. For an introduction to alternating sign matrices, take a look at
Dave Robbins's 1991 paper in the Mathematical Intelligencer, "The story of 1, 2, 7, 42, 429, 7436, ...",
or David Bressoud's 1999 paper with Jim Propp in the
Notices of the American Mathematical Society,
"How the Alternating Sign Matrix
Conjecture Was Solved". The titles below are linked to the speakers' abstracts.
Dinner: Sixty four people (conference participants and family members) joined Dave and
four of the speakers for dinner on Sunday, June 29 at Sunny Garden (15 Farber Road, Princeton NJ).
Publication: Doron Zeilberger has arranged for selected papers contributed by conference participants to be
published in a special issue of Advances in Applied Mathematics, with guest editors Bill Mills and Bill Doran.
The papers submitted for inclusion in the special issue, dedicated to Dave Robbins, will be refereed. Please
email your contribution to Bill Doran by September 1, 2003.