Dec 3 – 4, 2022
Department of Physics
America/New_York timezone

The DarkLight @ Ariel Collaboration will meet at Stony Brook University for a one and a half day meeting to review and discuss the status of the experiment.

The format will be hybrid with some people attending in-person with others attending remotely via ZOOM.  The ZOOM link will be sent to REGISTERED participants.

The search for a dark photon holds considerable interest in the physics community. Such a force carrier would begin to illuminate the dark sector. Many experiments have searched for such a particle, but so far it has proven elusive. In recent years the concept of a low mass dark photon has gained popularity in the physics community. Of particular recent interest is the ^8Be and ^4He anomaly, which could be explained by a 17 MeV mass dark photon. The proposed Darklight experiment would search for this potential low mass force carrier at ARIEL in the 10-20 MeV e^+e^- invariant mass range.

Department of Physics
Room C-120
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There are two convenient hotels:

1) Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook-Long Island

Slightly cheaper, has a shuttle to the Campus and is in an excellent neighborhood (within 5 min walk from Ross's and my place. + a gas station and home depot what more do you want!)

2) Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook

Directly at Stony Brook Campus, slightly more expensive.

Please book early, the night Fr -> Sa might be busy.


Getting to Stony Brook

For travel, I recommend flying in to JFK and taking the train to Ronkonkoma (and then an Uber) or Stony Brook. Stony Brook as a transfer I believe, but is in waking distance from Hotel 2), (other side of campus though), Ronkonkoma should be a straight through ride. If people tell me their arrival times, I might be able to provide shuttle service.

The plan is to end the program early enough on Sunday so that flights in the evening are possible.  If you plan to travel by train on Sunday, please check the LIRR website: there is often construction which requires additional time.

Alternative is LGA airport, but the connection to the train is less convenient.

The meeting itself will take place in room C-120 of the physics building (blue arrow).

On weekends, the nearby Lot 13 (red arrow) is free (but make sure you are not in one of the metered spaces).  

The Holiday Inn shuttle drops off at the Wang Center (magenta arrow), but may be willing to drop at the Simons Center (just west of Physics) if asked.

Social Events

Lunch on Saturday will be on your own with several choices nearby and on campus.

We should have a collaboration dinner on Saturday night. It will be "pay for yourself", but I'll try to make a reservation. Please write me a short email if you are interested, how many  you are and if you have any dietary restrictions. My plan is to reserve at an Indian restaurant in Port Jefferson. I think we have enough cars between us that we can organize the transportation.

Application for this event is currently open.