First Bulletin postscript,
The State University of New York at Stony Brook will host an International Workshop on the Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detector (NNN99). The Workshop will be held in the Student Activity Center auditorium on the Stony Brook west campus, Thursday through Saturday September 23-25, 1999.
The Workshop is sponsored by the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and Brookhaven National Laboratory. The content of this bulletin, registration form and other information on the Workshop can be directly accessed via the Workshop website:
The success of the large nucleon decay/neutrino detectors of the 1980's and 1990
's has sparked interest
in the feasibility of constructing larger detectors and/or detectors with higher
sensitivity than Super-Kamiokande, SNO, and the other existing nucleon decay/neutrino detectors. This Workshop will explore the physics motivations and technical feasibility of pushing this physics frontier further in the next millenium. Topics will include:
Search for nucleon decay
Measurement of the flux and energy spectrum of neutrinos from the Sun and Supernovae
Measurement of the flux and composition of atmospheric neutrinos
Search for high energy sources of astrophysical neutrinos
Accelerator based neutrino oscillation experiments
Feasibility of large underground cavities
Water versus non-water detector options
The Workshop will consist of plenary talks and working group sessions. The plenary talks will review
the theoretical and experimental status of nucleon decays, solar neutrinos, atmospheric neutrinos,
accelerator neutrinos and reactor neutrinos. A full day of working group sessions are devoted to
discussions of new ideas. There will be four working group sessions:
Nucleon Decay Group
Atmospheric and HE Astrophysical Neutrino Group
Solar and Supernova Neutrino Group
Accelerator Neutrino Group
For more details, please see the attached preliminary scientific program of the
Papers relevant to the scientific program may be submitted to the Workshop. The papers
should be submitted to the following
e-mail address in postscript form by August22, 1999:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The submitted papers will be then distributed to the relevant invited
speakers and/or the working group leaders. The list of submitted papers including author name, title,
short abstract no more than 10 lines, and e-mail and website information (but not the papers
themselves) will be included in the Proceedings.
To register please complete the enclosed registration form as accurately as possible to speed up the
processing. The registration fee for the Workshop is $175 if paid before August 31st and $200
afterwards. This includes coffee breaks, a welcome reception, the banquet, conference proceedings and
local transportation. (Please note that this does not include the Sunday theater trip explained below.)
Extra tickets for the banquet are available if you wish to bring guests.
Payment of registration fees may be made by cash (at the registration desk), check, or money order. It
must be a bank draft, certified check, or money order in US dollars. Personal checks must be drawn on
a US bank. Make checks or money order payable to SBF 266430. Regretfully, checks drawn in foreign
currency will be returned. Please include your check or money order when sending your registration
form to the address below. Please include the name of the registrant on the check.
Acknowledgment of registration will be sent upon receipt of the official registration form. Your final
registration will not be effective until receipt of payment (check or money order) by the SUNY Stony
Brook High Energy Physics office.
Please send the registration form to:
Ms. Joan Napolitano, NNN99 Workshop Secretary
High Energy Physics Group
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York 11794-3800
While all participants are expected to cover their own travel expenses and registration fees, limited
funds are available from the workshop sponsors to provide partial support to participants with a tight
budget. Grants will cover the registration fees. A request for registration fee waiver must reach the
Workshop Secretary at NNN99@superk.physics.sunysb.edu by June 30, 1999.
There are three hotels available in the vicinity of the university: the Holiday Inn Express, Danford's Inn, and the Three Village Inn. A limited number of rooms are set aside for the
Each participant is responsible for making his/her own reservation and is encouraged to make the
reservation as early as possible since we expect large demands for rooms during the Stony Brook Home
Coming weekend which overlaps with the Workshop. Please mention NNN99 Workshop when
reserving rooms. There will be a shuttle bus service between the Holiday Inn Express and the Campus
in the mornings and evenings during the Workshop.
Holiday Inn Express - Stony Brook
Price: $89.00 / night
Phone: (516)471-8000 or 1-800-HOLIDAY
Only serves Continental Breakfast (no other meals)
Danford's on the Sound - Port Jefferson
Distance from Campus: 8 Miles (12.4 km)
Price: $99.00 / night
Phone: (516)928-5200 or 1-800-332-6367
Waterfront (Port Jefferson Harbor), downtown Port Jefferson, many shops and restaurants
Three Village Inn
Price: $99.00 - Thursday (Single), $109.00 - Friday (Single)
Waterfront, Historic Landmark, Stony Brook Village Center
There are three major airports from which Stony Brook is easily reached. The Long Island MacArthur
Airport in Islip is 25 minutes (16 miles) from the campus and is serviced by direct flights by major
airlines and commuter lines. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports are about an hour and a half (approx. 50miles) to the west. Rental car, taxi, shared shuttle bus, and limousine service are available in all threeairports. If arriving in JFK or LaGuardia, an airport shared shuttle bus will cost you about $40.00 for the trip to Stony Brook (count on about a two hour ride), or about $60.00 to $80.00 for an airport limo or a taxi service. If you arrive at Islip MacArthur airport, it will cost you about $20.00 to $30.00 for limo or taxi service. However, if you call in advance and arrange a limo with a local limo service you will get much cheaper rates. More detailed information will be provided in the second bulletin and in the Workshop website.
Stony Brook can also be reached by train from Manhattan Penn Station via the Long Island Rail Road(LIRR) and by ferry cross Long Island Sound from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Port Jefferson, Long
Island and from New London, Connecticut to Orient Point, Long Island. The train stops at the Stony
Brook station on campus.
There will be shuttle bus service between the Holiday Inn Express and the Campus in the mornings and
evenings during the Workshop. Transportation to and from the Workshop banquet on Friday evening
will be provided.
A limited number of parking permits will be available for participants. They wil
l be distributed to the registered participants on a first-come-first-served basis. With a parking permit, one can park in almost all parking lots on campus. Parking is relatively easy before 10 AM and after 4 PM.
The following events are planned for Workshop participants and their companions.
Welcoming Reception, Thursday, Sep. 23, 6:30 - 9:00 PM, University Club:
All participants and their companions are welcome at free of charge.
Workshop Banquet, Friday, Sep. 24, 7:00 - 11:00 PM, Old Field Country Club:
A buffet style banquet will be held at the Old Field Country Club at the West Meadow beach. Live
band music will be provided. Companions are welcome to join the banquet with $50/person fee. The companion tickets need to be purchased in advance.
Sunday Theater Trip, ``Ragtime'' , Sunday, Sep. 26, 3:00 PM show, Ford Center for the Performing Arts:
A limited number of tickets are group-purchased for the convenience of the workshop participants who
wish to see the hit Broadway musical "Ragtime" (winner of 4 Tony Awards) at the Ford Center for the
Performing Arts in Manhattan. The show time is 3:00 PM on Sunday, Sep. 26, 1999.
The tickets are available to the Workshop participants on a first-come-first-served basis. The ticket prices are: $61 for
the 1st balcony (dress circle) or the orchestra seats and $33 for the 2nd balcony seats (no obstructions).
No transportation will be arranged by the Workshop for this trip. Participants are advised to make their own travel arrangements. The theater can be reached conveniently by train and other public transportation from Stony Brook. One could also use local limousine service.
Companions are welcome to join all Workshop social events: Workshop reception, the Banquet and the theater trip. There will be a fee for the banquet ($50/person) and the Sunday th
eater trip. Tickets should be purchased in advance.
Based on a survey, additional social activities for companions will be arranged and the details will be posted in Bulletin #2.
The Stony Brook campus is located in the middle of Long Island about 60 miles east of Manhattan. It is close to the north shore beaches (5 minutes by car) and the south shore Fire
Island beaches can be reached in 30 minutes. At the east end of Long Island, one can find the famous Hamptons
area and many local wineries. The weather in September is expected to be variable but generally fair and warm.