The RIKEN BNL Research Center (RBRC) was established in April 1997 at Brookhaven National Laboratory. It is funded by the ``Rikagaku Kenkysho'' (RIKEN, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research) of Japan. The Center is dedicated to the study of strong interactions, including spin physics, lattice QCD and RHIC physics through the nurturing of a new generation of young physicists.
During the first year, the Center had only a Theory Group. In the second year, an Experimental Group was also established at the Center. At present, there are seven Fellows and nine post docs in these two groups. During the third year, we started a new Tenure Track Strong Interaction Theory RHIC Physics Fellow Program, with six positions in the academic year 1999-2000; this program will increase to include eleven theorists in the next academic year, and, in the year after, also be extended to experimental physics. In addition, the Center has an active workshop program on strong interaction physics, about ten workshops a year, with each workshop focused on a specific physics problem. Each workshop speaker is encouraged to select five of the most important transparencies from his or her presentation, accompanied by a page of explanation. This material is collected at the end of the workshop by the organizer to form proceedings, which can therefore be available within a short time.
The construction of a 0.6 teraflop parallel processor, which was begun at the Center on February 19, 1998, was completed on August 28, 1998.
In order to produce Proceedings for each Workshop, speakers must select five significant transparencies and prepare a one-page summary of the principal points of their presentation. This material, collected at the workshop, allows the Proceedings to be prepared promptly.
There are several types of housing available on site at BNL. If you plan to stay on site, please complete the housing portion of the registration form and return it before the specified deadline. After this deadline, we cannot guarantee that on-site housing will be available.
When you arrive at BNL you may pick up your key directly at the Housing Office, Building 179 (on the corner of Brookhaven Avenue and Center Street). Their phone number is 516-344-2541 (please note that if you are calling from within BNL, you need only dial the four-digit extension 2551). The Housing Office is open during the following hours:
M-F .............. 8:00 am - midnight Sat .............. closed Sun .............. 4:00 pm - midnightIf you are arriving during the hours that the Housing Office is closed, you may pick up your key at Police Headquarters, Building 50, on Upton Road.
Check in time for all accommodations is 4:00pm; check out time is 3:00pm.
If you are arriving by limousine, have the driver take you directly to the Housing Office (or Police Headquarters depending on the time of arrival), and wait for you while you run in and get your housing key, and then have the driver take you to your accommodations. This will save you some walking.
The Guest House and Dorm Residences are approximately a 5-10 minute walk to both Berkner Hall (cafeteria) and the Brookhaven Center and about a 15-minute walk to the Physics Department. If you are staying in the Apartment area, it will take approximately 20-30 minutes to walk to either Berkner Hall or the Brookhaven Center. To get to the Physics Department building it will take about 35-40 minutes.
If you make phone calls from either the Guest House or from an Apartment, you must go to the Housing Office (Building 179 on the corner of Center Street and Brookhaven Avenue) and pay your phone bill before leaving.
NEED A RIDE ON-SITE? Call the BNL Courtesy Van at extension 2714 between 8:45am & 4:15pm weekdays. No weekend or holiday transportation is provided on-site.
If you wish to stay off site, below is a list of some local hotels you may contact directly to make your reservation. Please note that transportation to and from the hotels is not provided and there is no local transportation system available.
Best Western, MacArthur Hotel
at Exit 63, L.I. Expressway (I-495)
1730 North Ocean Avenue, Holtsville, NY 11742
Tel: 1-(516)758-2900; 1-(800)528-1234; FAX: 1-(516)758-2612
Restaurant on premises
Approximately 17 minute drive from Brookhaven National Laboratory
The INN at Medford
at Exit 64, L.I. Expressway (I-495)
2695 Route 112, Medford, NY 11763-2558
Tel: 1-(516)654-3000; 1-(800)626-7779; FAX: 1-(516)654-1281
Restaurant on premises as well as within close proximity; Gas Stations within close proximity
Approximately 15 minute drive from Brookhaven National Laboratory
Ramada Inn East End Route 25 at Exit 72, L.I. Expressway (I-495)
P.O. Box 883, Riverhead, NY 1190
Tel: 1-(516)369-2200; 1-(800)272-6232; FAX: 1-(516)369-1202
Restaurant on premises; Tanger Mall Shopping nearby
Approximately 15 minute drive from Brookhaven National Laboratory
Holiday Inn MacArthur Airport/Long Island
3845 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Tel: 1-(516)585-9500; 1-(800)-422-9510; FAX: 1-(516)585-9564
Restaurant on premises as well as within close proximity
Approximately 30 minute drive from Brookhaven National Laboratory
Best Western Inn 30 East Moriches Road, Riverhead, NY 11901
Exit 71, L.I. Expressway (I-495), take Route 24 South 4 miles to circle, then first right
Tel: 1-(516)727-6200; 1-(800)528-1234; FAX: 1-(516)727-6466
Approximately 15 minute drive from Brookhaven National Laboratory
DRIVING - Various Directions (Airports, BNL, Berkner Hall/Cafeteria, Physics Department)
To BNL from JFK Airport:
Leaving JFK, take the Southern Belt Parkway east. After a few miles this becomes the Laurelton, and then the Southern State Parkway. Stay on the Southern State Parkway to Exit 41A and take the Sagtikos Parkway north for about five miles to Exit S1, which is I-495 east (the Long Island Expressway). Continue on this to Exit 68 (William Floyd Parkway, County Road 46). Go north on William Floyd Parkway and just before the second light is a turn off on your right to BNL. At the gate indicate that you are attending the RIKEN BNL Workshop.
To BNL from LaGuardia Airport:
Leaving LaGuardia, get on the Grand Central Parkway going east. Stay on the Grand Central Parkway for about 30-45 minutes (typically). Note that you stay on the Grand Central Parkway all the way through Queens. About 5 miles from the LaGuardia Airport, you pass I-495, but do NOT get on I-495 there. Stay on the Grand Central Parkway until it turns into the Northern State Parkway and take this to Exit 37A, which is I-495 east (the Long Island Expressway). Continue on 495 east to Exit 68 (William Floyd Parkway, County Road 46), Go north on William Floyd Parkway and just before the second light is a turn off on your right to BNL. At the gate indicate that you are attending the RIKEN BNL Workshop.
To BNL from Newark Airport:
The traffic is insane except late at night. But, if your flight gets bumped, you may end up here. The easiest way from Newark airport is to take I-95 north to I-495 east:
You enter Manhattan on 39th Street and go east to 3rd or 2nd Avenues by 36th Street, and look for the signs to the Queens Midtown Tunnel. The Midtown Tunnel lets you out on I-495 which you take east to Exit 68 (William Floyd Parkway, County Road 46). Go north on William Floyd Parkway and just before the second light is a turn off on your right to BNL. At the gate indicate that you are attending the RIKEN BNL Workshop.
To JFK Airport from BNL:
From Exit 68 on I-495, go west to Exit 53, the Sagtikos and Sunken Meadow Parkways. Take the Sagtikos Parkway south about five miles to Exit S4, to the Southern State Parkway heading west. It is typically about 40 minutes on the Southern State Parkway to JFK. You stay on the Southern State Parkway until it becomes the Laurelton Parkway, and then the Southern Belt Parkway. The exit for JFK on the Southern Belt Parkway is Exit 19. Note that there is an Exit 19 on the Southern State Parkway, about 10 minutes before you hit JFK. Don't get off there, wait for the signs to JFK.
To LaGuardia Airport from BNL:
From Exit 68 at I-495 (the Long Island Expressway), go west to Exit 53, the Sunken Meadow and Sagtikos Parkways. Go north on the Sunken Meadow Parkway for about 2 miles to exit SM1, the Northern State Parkway. Take the Northern State Parkway west to LaGuardia Airport.
To Berkner Hall at BNL:
Bernker Hall is within the BNL Cafeteria building, located off of Brookhaven Avenue. Go through the entrance gate to BNL, turn left at the light onto Upton Road. Make your second right onto Brookhaven Avenue (firehouse on your left). Make your first left to the Cafeteria/Berkner Hall.
To the Physics Department (Building 510):
Go through the entrance gate to BNL, turn left at the light onto Upton Road. Make your second right onto Brookhaven Avenue (firehouse on your left). Make your forth left onto Pennsylvania Street. The Physics Department is the large brick building on your right.
Limousine services available from JFK and LaGuardia airports to Brookhaven
National Laboratory or local hotels are listed below. Prices will range
from $50.00 - $100.00, depending on whether you have a private car or share
a ride. Reservations, at least 48 hours in advance, are suggested.
|NOTE:||NEWARK AIRPORT is in New Jersey and it is very inconvenient to get here from there! And, extremely costly! If you do wind up at Newark, take the Olympia Bus to Penn Station, then the LIRR to Ronkonkoma (hourly trains), and then a cab. About three hours total time.|
RECOMMENDED LIMO SERVICE TO BNL & AIRPORTS:
Chris Dee Limo Service -- 631-474-4428 or 1-800-357-4232 or email@example.com
Blue Jay Limo Service -- Herge -- 631-821-5851 or 516-978-0024 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Supershuttle -- 1-800-blue-van (No reservation required from the airport.) Follow the signs to the Ground Transportation Desk near the Baggage Claim area. Ask an agent to arrange for SuperShuttle service, or, you can call SuperShuttle direct from the courtesy phone next to the Ground Transportation Desk.
Spartan Limousine Service -- 631-928-5454 (Reservation required.)
Winston Limousine Service -- 924-1234 or 924-1200 (Reservation required, call upon arrival.)
Classic Limousine, Inc. -- 567-5100 (Reservation required.)
Long Island Limousine -- 234-8400 (or 656-7000 from airport) (Reservation suggested.)
Transportation from Islip Airport, about 20 miles from Brookhaven National Laboratory, may be arranged with one of the following services. The prices will range from $25.00 to $50.00.
Village Taxi -- 631-588-1055 Colonial Taxi -- 631-589-7878 Airport Taxi -- 696-2229
There are two ferries that can save you time and the headache of driving by taking you to and from Long Island's North Shore and Connecticut. They are:
Cross Sound Ferry; service between New London, Connecticut and Orient Point, Long Island, New York phone: 860-443-5281; www site: http://www.longislandferry.com.
Directions to Brookhaven National Laboratory from Cross Sound Ferry (Orient Point):
Upon leaving the ferry terminal follow signs for and get on Route 25 West. Continue on 25 West for approximately 2.7 miles (it becomes Route 48 and then Route 25 again). You will come to a fork where Sound Avenue forks off of Route 25. Bear right onto Sound Avenue and continue. Take a left onto Route 43 (Northville Turnpike) and continue until making a right onto Route 58. Continue on Route 58 through traffic circle and follow signs for the Long Island Expressway (I-495). Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 68, William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46). Go north on William Floyd Parkway. Just before the second light is a turn off on your right to BNL. At the gate indicate that you are attending the RIKEN BNL Workshop. Slower but simpler alternative: take route 25 west to William Floyd Parkway; go south to lab entrance.
Directions to the Cross Sound Ferry (Orient Point) from Brookhaven National Laboratory:
Take William Floyd Parkway South (County Road 46) to the Long Island Expressway East (I-495) to Exit 73 which is Route 58. Approximately 4 and 1/2 miles through traffic circle, then to 3rd light. Take a left onto Route 43 (Northville Turnpike). Follow to the end. Make a right turn onto Sound Avenue. Go East for approximately 27 miles (Sound Ave- nue becomes Route 48 which then becomes Route 25). Ferry is located at the end of Route 25.
Alternate Route - William Floyd Parkway South to Route 27 West to Route 24 West to Route 105 North to Route 25 East to the end in Orient Point.
Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company; service between Bridgeport, Connecticut and Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York phone: 516-473-0286 (within NY state) or 1-888-443-3779.
Directions to Brookhaven National Laboratory from Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry:
When exiting Port Jefferson Harbor follow signs for Route 112 South. Follow Route 112 South (also called Main Street and Port Jefferson/Patchogue Road) for approximately 6-7 miles. Make left heading East on Route 25 (Middle Country Road). Stay on Route 25 East for another 6-7 miles. Make right onto William Floyd Parkway South (County Road 46). About 2 miles down on William Floyd Parkway, at the light at the intersection of Longwood Road, make a left into the entrance of BNL. At the gate indicate that you are attending the RIKEN BNL Workshop.
Directions to the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry from Brookhaven National Laboratory:
Take William Floyd Parkway North (County Road 46) to Route 25 West.
Continue on 25 West (Middle Country Road) for approximately 6-7 miles to
Route 112 North. Continue on Route 112 North (also called Port Jefferson/
Patchogue Road and Main Street) for another 6-7 miles to the end and you
will be at the Port Jefferson Harbor.
LONG ISLAND RAILROAD SERVICE
For information on the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) System see the www site http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/index.html or call 516-231-LIRR in Suffolk County or 718-217-LIRR in New York City.
The LIRR runs to Penn Station (Manhattan); a hub for Amtrak and close to Madison Square Garden and the theaters.
There are several convenient train stations in the area. The Ronkonkoma line is the fastest to and from New York City and trains run nearly every hour. For directions and van service to Ronkonkoma see below. There is a closer station, Mastic-Shirley, but it has fewer runs to and from the city ... it is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), just south of the intersection of Montauk Highway.
To get to the LIRR Ronkonkoma station by car, take William Floyd Parkway South (County Road 46) to the Long Island Expressway West (I-495) to Exit 60, go south, and follow the signs.
There is also van service back and forth to the Ronkonkoma station. Every Monday through Friday morning a BNL van meets the 7:39 train from Penn Station which arrives at Ronkonkoma at 8:57 am and will transport you to BNL. Exit the train on the north side of the station, go downstairs to street level to the LIRR Ticket Office (next to Dunkin Donuts). Please note that the driver will only wait 10 minutes for passengers so don't get tempted and end up being stuck in line in Dunkin Donuts! This service will get you on site at BNL at approximately 9:30 am.
For service from BNL to the Ronkonkoma station, you must make reservations by calling BNL's Transportation Office (516-344-2535/2536; please note that if you are calling from within BNL, you need only dial the last four-digit extension). This van leaves BNL from the steps of Building 179 (which includes the Housing, Travel, and Transporta- tion Offices as well as the Post Office), on the corner of Center Street and Brookhaven Avenue. The van leaves promptly at 4:00 pm to meet the 4:46 out of Ronkonkoma, arriving at Penn Station at 6:32 pm.
Cross Sound Ferry; service between New London, Connecticut and Orient
Point, Long Island, New York
phone: 860-443-5281; www site: http://www.longislandferry.com/
Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company; service between Bridgeport,
Connecticut and Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York
phone: 516-473-0286 (within NY state) or 1-888-443-3779. For information on the Long Island Railroad System please see the www site http://www.lirr.org/lirr/yourway.htm.
MISCELLANEOUS LOCAL INFORMATION
FOOD AT BNL
The on-site Cafeteria, located on Brookhaven Avenue, serves breakfast and lunch. It is open from 7 am - 1:30 pm on normal BNL working days; it is open on weekends during summer months. Prices are reasonable, and there are many choices, including beverages, pizzeria, grill items, salad bar, buffet service, sandwiches, etc. Various other items such as newspapers and quarts of milk are also available.
For dinner, the Center has a full cafe menu, complete with appetizers, entrees, desserts, and a full bar as well as just snacks. It is open from 5 to 11 pm Monday through Friday, closed Saturday, and open from 5 to 9 pm Sunday.
Both the Cafeteria and Brookhaven Center are within a 5-10 minute walk from the Guest House and Dorms, but a much longer walk (about 20-30 minutes) from the Apartment Area. To go to or from the Physics Department building will add approximately 5-10 more minutes.
Here is a sampling of some of the restaurants nearby:
Diamond Wok, Rocky Point: A sit-down Chinese restaurant. Go north on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), then west on Route 25A. It is located several lights down on the left at the corner of 25A and Miller Place Road. (821-6000).
Digger O'Dell's, Riverhead: An Irish pub with a menu that features some Irish specialties. Take William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46) north to Route 25 east, and follow it all the way into Riverhead. Digger's is in the downtown area, on the left, across from a large bank. (369-3200)
Mike's Place, Coram: Fine steaks, chops, and seafood cooked to perfection. Lunch, dinner, and drink specials daily. Soups, salads, and entrees are reasonably priced. Appetizers range from $2.50 - 7.50, Entrees: $7.75 - 11.75. Featured favorites: Mike's marinated steak, burgers, and Buffalo wings. Take William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46) north to Route 25 west. Mike's Place is located about 5 to 7 miles down on the left. (732-9667)
Phil's, Wading River: A sports bar with a reasonable American menu for lunch or dinner. Go north on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46) to Route 25A east. Turn left at the Hess gas station in Wading River and Phil's is on your immediate right -- park in back. (929-4163)
Shore Manor, Mastic: Large English Tudor Style Restaurant. Serves good food reasonably priced in a cozy colonial atmosphere. Super burgers to fillet mignon with lots of local fish and lobster in between as well as beautiful duck and great steaks. Friendly tap room with 5 tap beers and the finest libation and spirits carefully prepared. Go south on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46) to Montauk Highway. Make a left on Montauk Highway and continue down about one mile. Shore Manor is on the left. (281-9872)
The Windmill Diner, Shirley: The biggest diner menu you've ever seen. Go south on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46). Cross over Montauk Highway and just after the railroad tracks, the Windmill will be on your right.
The Cooperage Inn, Baiting Hollow: Nice, mainly Italian food with a modern touch -- and great Early Bird specials. Worth the 15-20 minute drive from BNL for a nice dinner. Take William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46) north to Route 25A east. Continue heading east to where Sound Avenue branches off. Follow Sound Avenue for several miles; Cooperage is on your left. (727-8994)
Varney's Seafood, Located in the Hamlet of Brookhaven: Great food at reasonable prices. Go south on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46) to Montauk Highway. Turn right onto Montauk Highway and continue to the fork and bear right. Varney's is located on the right side. (286-9569)
There are also many fast food places in the area. There is a McDonalds, Taco Bell, Joy Luck Club chinese food, Subway, pizza places, etc. along Route 25 in Middle Island. Take William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46) north to Route 25 west. You should begin seeing these places after about one mile.
There is a Roy Rogers, Burger King, Taco Bell, Wendys, Subway, Village Host Restaurant & Pizza, etc. in Shirley, in about a one-half mile radius of the intersection of William Floyd Parkway and Montauk Highway. To get to this intersection, go south on William Floyd Parkway (you will go over the overpass for Route 27) until you intersect with Montauk Highway.
You can immediately use your terminal to access the riken guest account on physgi01f.phy.bnl.gov (physgi01f.phy.bnl.gov should be one of the options on the X-terminal menu). The guest account login is riken; ask for the password. This a temporary account. Please create a subdirectory using your name to hold any files you may create. Files may be deleted after thirty days. Files not in a named subdirectory are subject to deletion at any time.
Accounts on the Physics Department Cluster:
To get your own account on the physics cluster ask Pat Meehan or Hyon-Joo Kehayias to set you up an account as part of the riken group.
Other Available Machines:
When you log onto physgi01f you will be given the following information on
machines available on your same account:
Welcome to the NUHEP computing system. The systems which
are available are:
physgi01f, physgi02, physgi03f: SGI machines runing Irix.
phyppro0, phyppro1, phyppro2, phyppro3: Intel Pentinum based
machines running RedHat Linux.
The group laser printer is in Room 2-40 (next to the library). You can print there from the physics computers with
lpr -Prikenpr filefor either postscript or text files. The actual queue for the printer is rikenpr on spool.ccd.bnl.gov
Other Available Physics Cluster Printers:
The following printers are located in Room 1-240:
|phyqms||lpr -Pphyqms filename||Text or Postscript||black & white on plain paper|
|psct510a||lpr -Ppsct510a filename||Postscript||color on transparency|
|pscp510a||lpr -Ppscp510a filename||Postscript||color on paper|
Other Available Terminals:
In addition the terminals in offices there is a physics department terminal common room 2-84. There are also a number of terminals in the first floor common room of CCD (Computer and Communication Division) located in a building connected to the rear right side of the physics building.
COPIER / TRANSPARENCY MAKER
There is a copy machine located in room 2-40 of the Physics Building. If you are making transparencies, please use only the Kodak Transparency Film. There should be a supply of these available in the room.
CASH MACHINE / FOREIGN CURRENCY
There is an ATM machine available twenty-four hours a day in the entrance to Berker Hall (cafeteria building). Unfortunately, there are no foreign currency exchange services available at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
For your use, there is a full-service U.S. Post Office in Building 179, located on the corner of Brookhaven Avenue and Center Street.
For further information please contact:
Ms. Pamela Esposito
RIKEN BNL Research Center
Building 510A, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, NY 11973, USA
Phone: 1-516-344-3097 Fax: 1-516-344-4067