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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

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PeopleInstitutions

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Mary K. Gaillard

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Dates

April 1, 1939 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Gaillard, Mary K.

Additional Forms of Names

Gaillard, M. K. (Mary K.)

Gaillard, Mary Katherine

Biography

Abstract

Mary K. Gaillard is Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley (1981-present). Other institutional affiliations include National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, France. Her research interests include supersymmetry and supergravity.

Important Dates

April 1, 1939Birth, New Brunswick (N.J.).

1960Obtained BA, Hollins College, Roanoke (Va.).

1961Obtained MA, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1964Obtained Doctorat du Troisième Cycle, University of Paris, Orsay, Orsay (France).

1964 – 1981Assistant Researcher (1964-1968); Associate Researcher (1968-1973); Research Manager (1973-1980); and Director of Research, Annecy-le-Vieux (1980-1981), National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris (France).

1964 – 1981Visiting Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1968Obtained Doctorat d'Etat in Theoretical Physics, University of Paris, Orsay, Orsay (France).

1973 – 1974Visiting Scientist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

1981 – presentProfessor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1981 – presentFaculty Senior Scientist (1981-present) and Group Leader, Theory Division (1985-1987), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

1983 – 1985Member (1983-1985) and Chair (1985), Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, American Physical Society.

1983 – 1988Member, Advisory Committee, Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Elementary Particle Physics (TASI), University of Colorado, Boulder.

1985 – 1988Member, Astrophysics Advisory Committee, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

1985 – 1988Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1986 – 1990Member, Physics Advisory Committee, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

1988Awarded 1988 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award.

1991Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1993Awarded J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

1996 – 2002Member, National Science Board.

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

New Brunswick (N.J.)

Undergraduate Education

Roanoke (Va.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Orsay (France)

Employment

Paris (France)

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Supergravity.

Supersymmetry.

Theoretical physics.

Women in science.

Women physicists.

Relationships

People

Family

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Second husband, and both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Colleagues

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Murnane, Margaret

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Riess, Adam, 1969-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Smoot, George

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Van Harlingen, Dale J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Additional

Pickering, Andrew, 1948-

Institutions

Major Positions

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)

Assistant Researcher; Associate Researcher; Research Manager; and Director of Research, Annecy-le-Vieux.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Visiting Scientist.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Visiting Scientist; Member, Astrophysics Advisory Committee; and Member, Physics Advisory Committee.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Faculty Senior Scientist and Group Leader, Theory Division.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Member and Chair, Committee on the Status of Women in Physics and received 1993 J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics.

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Obtained MA (1961).

Hollins College

Obtained BA (1960).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Science Board (U.S.)

Member.

United States. Department of Energy

Received 1988 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award.

Université Paris-Sud

Obtained Doctorat du Troiseme Cycle (1964) and Doctorat d'Etat in Theoretical Physics (1968).

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

University of Colorado Boulder. Department of Physics

Member, Advisory Committee, Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Elementary Particle Physics (TASI).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Andrew Pickering interviews conducted for his book CONSTRUCTING QUARKS, 1978-1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Contributions of 20th century women to physics [online resource], 1900-1976.

University Research Library. Department of Special Collections

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90024-1575, USA

Published Resources

Author

A Singularly Unfeminine Profession: One Woman's Journey in Physics (Singapore: World Scientific, 2015)

Subject

"Mary Katharine Gaillard (1939-)," in Out of the Shadows: Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics, ed. Nina Byers and Gary Williams (New York: Cambridge University Press: 2006), 399-406