Symposium for Mary K. Gaillard

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 5:00pm


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. A full schedule for this event will follow soon.



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)
Shirley Jackson (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Renata Kallosh (Stanford University)
Ann Nelson (University of Washington)
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)
Tom Taylor (Northeastern University)


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

Please register for the symposium here.



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 is a sponsor of 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.

Looking for great restaurants in Berkeley? Here are a few lists and articles to help you decide:
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SF Chronicle's Top Berkeley Restaurants
A Guide to Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto


Organizing Committee

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