Professor 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. His work is characterized by inspired utilization of the most advanced theoretical methods to carry out complex computations of physical importance. He has developed and applied new ideas for computing and understanding scattering amplitudes to physics at the Large Hadron Collider, to maximally supersymmetric gauge and gravity theories and most recently to gravitational wave physics.
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. In 2023, again together with Dixon and Kosower, he received the Galileo Galilei Medal from the INFN and Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical 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.