First Bulletin

International Workshop on Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detector
23-25 September, 1999, SUNY at Stony Brook

  • First Bulletin postscript, pdf

  • 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:

    I. Scientific Program

    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: 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: For more details, please see the attached preliminary scientific program of the Workshop.

    II. Contributed Papers

    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: 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.

    III. Proceedings

    Copies of the transparencies from all talks will be accessible via the Workshop website at the conclusion of the Workshop. Written proceedings of the Workshop will be published.

    IV. Registration

    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

    V. Financial Support

    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 by June 30, 1999.

    VI. Accommodations

    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 Workshop participants. 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.

    VII. Transportation

    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.

    VIII. Social Events

    The following events are planned for Workshop participants and their companions.

    IX. Companion Programs

    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.

    X. Local Information

    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.

    XI. Workshop Correspondence

    Submit all correspondence to the Workshop secretary:

    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
    Phone: 516-632-8095
    Fax: 516-632-8101

    XII. Deadlines to Remember

    XIII. NNN99 Workshop Committees

    International Advisory Committee

    J. Bahcall IAS/Princeton
    R. Cowsik IIAP
    L. DiLella CERN
    G. Feldman Harvard
    T. Gaisser Bartol
    M. Goldhaber BNL
    F. Halzen Wisconsin
    W. Haxton Washington
    P. Langacker UPenn
    W. Marciano BNL
    L. Moscoso CEA/Saclay
    K. Nakamura KEK
    J. Peoples Fermilab
    F. Sciulli Columbia
    H. Sobel UCI
    C. Spiering DESY/Zeuthen
    P. Strolin Napoli
    Y. Totsuka ICRR/Tokyo
    F. Wilczek IAS/Princeton
    S. Wojcicki Stanford
    C.N. Yang ITP/StonyBrook

    Organizing Committee

    D. Casper UCI
    M. Diwan BNL (Co­chair)
    R.L. Hahn BNL
    C.K. Jung Stony Brook (Co­chair)
    T. Kajita ICRR/Tokyo
    R. McCarthy Stony Brook
    C. Mcgrew Stony Brook
    J. Napolitano Stony Brook (Secretary)
    K.K. Ng Stony Brook (computing support)
    A. Rubbia ETH/Zurich
    D. Schamberger Stony Brook (Technical/computing support)
    R. Shrock Stony Brook
    B. Svoboda LSU (Chair, Program Committee)
    C. Yanagisawa Stony Brook

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