Low-Dimensional Topology and Categorification

Travel information

Travel to Stony Brook

Directions for getting to the Stony Brook campus can be on the found on the University web page.

More detailed directions for getting to Stony Brook from Long Island airports are below. Note that major airports are not in the immediate proximity of Stony Brook. From regions not too far from NYC/Long Island, trains or buses may be a better idea than flying. The recommended hotels: the Holiday Inn, Three Village Inn, and Danford's can each arrange shuttles to collect you from Stony Brook Long Island Railroad station (do call them well in advance to arrange this!)

There is a train station on the Stony Brook campus, connected to Penn Station in Manhattan by Long Island Railroad. If you are flying in to JFK, take the airtrain to Jamaica, and from there you can take the Long Island Railroad to Stony Brook (Port Jefferson branch). You will likely need to transfer at Huntington or Hicksville. The LIRR trains do not come very often, but are the cheapest way to get to Stony Brook from JFK.
An alternative is Supershuttle that charges $59+tax one-way for a shared ride (each additional person travelling to the same address is $10); reservations are recommended.
There is no reasonable public transportation from La Guardia airport (LGA). To get to Stony Brook from LGA, you can take Supershuttle directly to Stony Brook, or a cab to Jamaica LIRR station (about $30) followed by a LIRR train. Car service from JFK or LGA will run about $100. Travel from Newark airport (EWR) is more complicated. You can take a NJ Transit train to Penn Station in Manhattan, followed by a LIRR train to Stony Brook. Car service or shuttles will be expensive. You could also fly to MacArthur/Islip airport located 16 miles from Stony Brook, but there are many fewer flights so it is typically more complicated than flying to JFK or LGA. If you do fly to MacArthur, Lindy's Taxi at (631) 473-0707 charges about $35+tip for the trip to the campus.

On the campus

Campus maps can be found here.

The talks will be held in room S-240 in the basement of the Mathematics building. The opening wine and cheese will be at 6pm on Sunday (6/20), in the Math common room on the fourth floor.

Participants staying in the dormitories will be staying in Mount College, part of Roth Quad. Parking for people in the dorms is nearby (a pass will be provided when you check in). If you have trouble or arrive after midnight, please call 631-632-6785 for assistance.
If you are driving to the dormitory, and come in the main campus entrance, turn right onto Loop road, then take the next left (just past the Wang center) onto John S. Toll road. You'll pass the math department on your left (construction going on!), and then the road dead-ends into Campus Drive. Turn right, then the next left onto Circle Road. The next left is Engineering drive; you can park in the lot there, since Mount college is adjacent to the lot.

Participants not staying in the dorm may park in the stadium parking (brown signs), off stadium road. No permit should be required. From the main entrance, turn right onto N. Loop road, then make the second left onto Infirmary Rd. Follow that around as it becomes Stadium road; parking is on your right. If you are coming to the Wine and Cheese on Sunday, you can park in the small lot adjacent to the Mathematics and ESS buildings; parking there on monday will likely result in a ticket unless you have a parking permit.

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