Mary Katharine Gaillard

Additional Information

Some Important Contributions:

Prediction of the mass of the charmed quark prior to its discovery (with B. W. Lee).

Prediction of 3-jet events (with J. Ellis and G.G. Ross).

Prediction of b-quark mass ( with M.S. Chanowitz and J. Ellis).

Diverse contributions to particle physics phenomenology which are frequently cited in the literature; see below.

Some Important Publications:

"Rare Decay Modes of the K Mesons in Gauge Theories," Phys. Rev. D10: 897 (1974) with B. W. Lee.

"Search for Gluons in e+e- Annihilation," Nuclear Physics B111: 253 (1976); erratum B130: 516 (1977), with J. Ellis and G.G. Ross.

"The Price of Natural Flavour Conservation in Neutral Weak Interactions," Nuclear Physics B128: 506 (1977), with M.S. Chanowitz and J. Ellis.

"Delta I = 1/2 Rule for Nonleptonic Decays in Asymptotically Free Field Theories," Phys. Rev. Lett. 33: 108 (1974), with B.W. Lee.

"Search for the Charm," Rev. Mod. Phys. 47: 277 (1975), with B.W. Lee and J.L. Rosner.

"A Phenomenological Profile of the Higgs Boson," Nuclear Physics B106: 292 (1976), with J. Ellis and D.V. Nanopoulos.

"The Phenomenology of the Next Left-handed Quarks," Nuclear Physics B131: 285 (1977); erratum B132: 541 (1978), with J. Ellis, D.V. Nanopoulos, and S. Rudaz.

"Aspects of the Grand Unification of Strong, Weak, and Electromagnetic Interactions," Nuclear Physics B135: 66 (1978), with A.J. Buras, J. Ellis, and D.V. Nanopoulos.

"QCD Predictions for Hadronic Final States in e+e- Annihilation," Nuclear Physics B138: 387 (1978), with A. DeRujula, J. Ellis, and E.G. Floratos.

"The TeV Physics of Strongly Interacting W's and Z's," Nuclear Physics B261: 379 (1985), with M. Chanowitz.


Prix Thibaud Universite de Lyons 1977

Loeb Lecturer Harvard University 1980

Chancellor's Distinguished Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley 1981

Warner-Lambert Lecturer University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1984

E.O. Lawrence Award (DOE) 1988

J.J. Sakurai Prize (APS) 1993

    "For contributions to particle physic phenomenology and theory, and in particular for her work with Ben Lee and others applying QCD tp K meson mixing and decays and to the bound states of charmed quarks."

Fellow of American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Fellow of American Physical Society

Member of National Academy of Science


1964-68 Assistant Researcher, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique
1964-81 Visiting Scientist, CERN
1968-73 Associate Researcher, CNRS
1973-74 Visiting Scientist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
1973-74 1983 Visiting Scientist, National Accelerator Laboratory
1973-80 Maitre de Recherches, CNRS, Orsay
1979-80 Maitre de Recherches, CNRS, Annecy-le-Vieux
1979-81 Group Leader, L.A.P.P., Theory Group, France
1980-84 Director of Research, CNRS, Annecy-le-Vieux
1981 Science Director, Les Houches Summer School (France)
1981-present Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
1981-present Faculty Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
1985-87 Group Leader, Theory Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory


B.A. Hollins College 1960
M.A. Columbia University 1961
Dr. du Troiseme Cycle Universite de Paris, Orsay 1964
Dr-es-Sciences d'Etat Universite de Paris, Orsay 1968

Sources and References

Mary K. Gaillard, [amw1994], [wwaw1995]

Additional Information/Comments

Gaillard has served on many committees and advisory boards, including the following:

Technical Assessment Committee on University Programs, Department of Education (1982)
Chair, Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, APS (1985)
Astrophysics Advisory Committee, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (1985-88)
Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara (1985-88)
Subcommittee Oversight Review, NSF Theoretical Physics Program (1988)
Review Committee, Argonne National Lab High Energy Physics Division (1988-90)
Executive Committee, Particles & Fields Division, American Physical Society (1990-present)
High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, U.S. Department of Energy (1991-present)

Authored or co-authored over 140 papers on high-energy physics.

Married to Jean Marc Gaillard with whom she had three children - Alain, Dominique and Bruno. Later married Bruno Zumino.

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