Zvi BernProfessor Zvi Bern, a UCLA faculty member since 1992, is internationally renowned for his development of innovative approaches to the calculation of fundamental quantities relevant to the interpretation of scattering processes at the subnuclear level. He has also received widespread attention for recent advances in understanding the ultra-high energy properties of supergravity theories, which seeks to reconcile Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity with quantum field theory. His work is characterized by inspired utilization of the most advanced theoretical methods to carry out complex computations of physical importance. He is also interested in developing and applying new ideas for computing and understanding scattering amplitudes to physics at the Large Hadron Collider and to maximally supersymmetric gauge and gravity theories.

In 2014, Professor Bern, along with his collaborators Lance Dixon (SLAC) and David Kosower (Saclay), received the J.J. Sakurai Prize from the American Physical Society, the highest honor that society can bestow for theoretical work in elementary particle physics.

An overview of his research is given in video, TEDxCaltech: "Feynman Diagrams: Past, Present, Future". See also the cover story of the May 2012 issue of Scientific American.

A list of Zvi Bern's publications may be obtained from the InSpire database.

Photo by Andrea Buccella.