Symposium for Mary K. Gaillard

Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Monday, September 23, 2019


This is a 2-day symposium in celebration of Mary K. Gaillard's contributions to science over her distinguished career. The symposium will be held at the Brower Center in Downtown Berkeley and will feature talks by the following scientists. 

Click here for a full schedule of events.

Click here for slides of the talks.

View photos from the event here.



Nima Arkani-Hamed (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
Emilian Dudas (Ecole Polytechnique, U. Paris-Saclay)
John Ellis (CERN and King's College London)
Belén Gavela (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Beate Heinemann (Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg and DESY)
Rachel Houtz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Seyda Ipek (University of California, Irvine)
Shirley Jackson (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Renata Kallosh (Stanford University)
Brent Nelson (Northeastern University)
Pablo Quilez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Lisa Randall (Harvard University)
Jon Rosner (University of Chicago)
Raquel Santos-Garcia (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Katelin Schutz  (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Jessie Shelton (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Tracy Slatyer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Tomasz Taylor (Northeastern University)


The banquet will take place at 7 pm on Saturday, September 21 at Skates on the Bay
Tickets are available at registration.

Please register for the symposium here.

Click here to see the final list of attendees.



Directions, information, and maps showing the Symposium venue can be found here.

Hotel suggestions:
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has negotiated rates at several local hotels, as listed here. As LBNL supports MaryKFest, participants can request these rates when booking, even when they cover the cost themselves. Also, a limited block of rooms has been reserved at the Downtown Berkeley Inn and at the Berkeley Lab Guest House.  We recommend booking accommodation as early as possible.

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Organizing Committee

Mina Aganagic, Oren Cheyette, Troy Cortez, Ori Ganor, Lawrence Hall (Chair), Maria Hjelm, Petr Horava, Zoltan Ligeti, Hitoshi Murayama (Co-chair), LaVern Navarro, Rachel Schafer, Marjorie Shapiro, Sarah Wittmer