A Celebration of life and work of Mark Jarrell (1960-2019)Mark Jarrell Image

Symposium Dates:  February 28 - March 1, 2020
Location:  Digital Media Center Theatre, Louisiana State University (Map)
The LSU Center for Computation & Technology, LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy, and the LSU College of Science are organizing this Symposium to honor and remember our colleague Mark Jarrell, who passed away on July 20, 2019. Professor Jarrell, one of the foremost experts in computational many-body physics, made a career of lending deep insights into some of the most challenging questions in the field of condensed matter physics. Let us gather together to honor the many ways he has contributed to science, our research, and our lives.

Invited Speakers

Fakher Assaad, Wuerzburg University
Arun Bansil, Northeastern University
Daniel Cox, University of California-Davis
John Deisz, California Lutheran University
Randy S. Fishman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
James Freericks, Georgetown University
Herbert Fotso,University at Albany
Vaclav Janis, Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
Helmut Katzgraber, Microsoft Quantum
Ehsan Khatami, San Jose State University
H. R. Krishnamurthy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Wei Ku, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Thomas Maier, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Samuel Moukouri, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Mark A. Novotny, Mississippi State University
Frank Pinski, University of Cincinnati
Richard Scalettar, University of California-Davis
Edward Seidel,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Leigh Smith, University of Cincinnati
Ka-Ming Tam, Louisiana State University
Hanna Terletska, Middle Tennesse State University
N. S. Vidhyadhiraja, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre, Bangalore
Dieter Vollhardt, University of Augsburg
Yang Wang, Carnegie Mellon University

Schedule  (recently updated)

(2/28-29, full day; half day on 3/1).  Prior to the symposium, February 27th, there will be an open house from 3:00 - 8:00 PM at the home of Janee Jarrell (address will be relayed to those who have registered). Also, there will be a banquet on the evening of February 29th.


Free to attend.  Lunches and coffee breaks will be provided. Participants to provide their own transportation. (Limited travel funding is available for junior attendees for flights and/or lodging.  Email sbrandt@cct.lsu.edu to request funding by December 1, 2019.)


Special rates have been reserved for SYMPOSIUM attendees at the following hotels located near campus. Note both hotels are on LSU bus route.

The Cook Hotel, 3848 W. Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA  70808
Phone:  (866) 610-2665; request dates of stay and blocked rate for the Mark Jarrell Memorial Symposium
Rate:  $110/night (includes hot breakfast each morning from 6:00 AM until 9:30 AM).
Reserve Online: visit www.thecookhotel.comenter dates of stay and special code "200227MARK”.
Valid until: January 20, 2020 extended until January 31, 2020.

Staybridge Suites-Baton Rouge/University Area, 4001 Nicholson Drive, Baton Rouge, LA  70808
Phone:  (225) 456-5430 or 888-211-9874;
request dates of stay and blocked rate for the Mark Jarrell Memorial Symposium (Code = MJS)
Rate:  $109-$139/night (includes hot breakfast buffet each morning).
Valid until January 27, 2020 extended until January 31, 2020.

Parking is available in the lot (#X116) nearest the Digital Media Center (#341) located off East Parker Drive.  Map-pdf file (L23).  If you will be driving and do not have a LSU parking tag, please let us know when you register by selecting the "parking tag needed" box.

LSU Bus Route

Tiger Trails bus system transports visitors free of charge.  See Tiger Trails for more information. Note, if staying at The Cook Hotel use purple/gold route; if staying at The Staybridge, use tigerlandA or tigerlandB, BBH.
Symposium organizers

Steven Brandt, LSU Center for Computation & Technology
John Ditusa, LSU Physics & Astronomy
Juana Moreno, LSU Physics & Astronomy & Center for Computation & Technology
J. Ramanujam, LSU Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Center for Computation & Technology 


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LSU Department of Physics & Astronomy 



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