Physics of Algorithms
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA | August 31-September 4, 2009



Invited Speakers



Local Information

** Conference Participants and Attendees will not be able to visit Los Alamos National Laboratory unless prior arrangements are made or they have a valid D.O.E. badge which has been previously issued. If you would like access to Los Alamos National Laboratory, please email a conference organizer.


UPDATED August 14th with new venue!

The conference will be held at the Inn at Loretto hotel located adjacent to the historic Santa Fe, New Mexico Plaza. The heart of downtown Santa Fe for nearly 400 years, the Plaza remains the central part of the city, hosting Indian and Spanish markets and other annual events as well as community gatherings, concerts and more.

The reduced government negotiated rate will be $107.50 per night plus normal taxes and fees.

To reserve a room at our reduced rate, (except Speakers who will have their rooms reserved for them, please contact the hotel directly at (800) 727-5531 and ask for lodging in the Physics of Algorithms block. 

Lodging for Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers who have received an official invitation will have their lodging expenses covered from the night of Sunday,  August 30 to a check-out on Friday, September 4 (check-out is at 11:00 AM).  In addition, we will make your reservations for you. When registering, please make a note for us of your check-in and check-out dates as well as any other specific details you have about your lodging (including # of guests).   If you have already registered, then please send an email letting us know your lodging information.


Airport Map from LANL Visitor's Guide

The major airport for travelers coming to Santa Fe is Albuquerque International Airport, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about 60 miles south of Santa Fe (50 minute drive). Albuquerque Airport (ABQ) has car rental facilities and a shuttle terminal.

Shuttle Service from Albuquerque Sunport:

Roadrunner Shuttle
(505) 424-3367

Sandia Shuttle Express
(888) 775-5696 (toll free)

Other forms of transportation

Park and Ride from Los Alamos:

The Blue Route of the Park and Ride bus is an excellent way to get from the Lab to the conference and back each day. It costs $3 each way and will be virtually empty as you will be riding opposite of commuter traffic. It will pick you up from either the Los Alamos Library or the TA-3 parking front gate parking lot and drop you off at Sheritan and Palace (a few easy blocks from the conference location).

Here are the pick up times from TA-3 (The library is 10 minutes earlier):

6:55 am
7:25 am
8:10 am
8:45 am

Here are the return times from the Plaza:

2:30 pm
3:30 pm
4:05 pm
4:50 pm


Local Attractions and Day Trips

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See why Santa Fe has just been named one of the country's healthiest cities, best places to live and top travel destinations. Santa Fe is also one of the leading art centers in the country.


Santa Fe Visitor's Guide

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Local Attractions

Calendar of Events

El Rancho de las Golondrinas
We invite you to take a journey to the past at "The Ranch of the Swallows". This historic rancho, now a living history museum, dates from the early 1700s and was an important paraje or stopping point along the famous Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico City to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Experience the life of another time in a location unlike any other in America.

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
The Museum’s collection of over 2990 works comprises 1149 O’Keeffe paintings, drawings, and sculpture, including promised gifts and extended loans. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is the largest single repository of O'Keeffe's work in the world. Throughout the year, visitors can see a changing selection of at least 50 of these works. In addition, the Museum presents special exhibitions that are either devoted entirely to O’Keeffe’s work or combine examples of her art with works by her American modernist contemporaries. Over 140 artists have been exhibited at the Museum including Frank Stella, Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol and Arthur Dove.

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society collections were initiated in 1928. Today with 3,000 objects, the collections are the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind. Dating from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium, the collections span centuries in art, place and time. Among the various media featured are santos (painted and sculpted images of saints,) textiles, tinwork, silverwork, goldwork, ironwork, straw appliqué, ceramics, furniture, books and more.

Historic Sites

Road Trips


Night Life