Mary K Gaillard elected as AAAS Fellow

Monday, November 21, 2016

A physicist, a biologist and an environmental lawyer are UC Berkeley’s newest fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, joining more than 220 others on campus who have been honored for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

The three – Mary Gaillard, Krishna Niyogi and Holly Doremus – are among 391 new fellows announced today by the Washington, D.C.-based organization, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

Gaillard, a professor emerita of physics and a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was honored for “outstanding contributions to the phenomenology of gauge theories, both in and beyond the standard model, and for inspiring women physicists worldwide.” Last year, Gaillard authored a book about her experiences as a woman physicist.

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