Email: zengmaophysics.ucla.edu
Office: Physics and Astronomy Building, 4-742

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Los Angeles. I obtained my BA and MA from Cambridge University, U.K., and a PhD from Stony Brook University under the advice of Prof. George Sterman.

My research interests include these closely related areas:

(1) 
Modern methods for scattering amplitudes, with applications to gauge and gravity theories.

(2) 
Perturbative quantum chromodynamics (QCD): loop corrections, QCD factorization, effective field theories

Links to my publications: INSPIRE | arXiv
Link to my CV.
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Education

2010 – 2015: PhD in Physics, C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stony Brook University. PhD Advisor: George Sterman.  Research areas: Perturbative QCD, Effective field theories.

2009-2010: Master in Mathematics, Distinguished class, Cambridge University (DAMTP), United Kingdom. Master study area: Mathematical Physics.

2006-2009: BA with first class honours in Physics, Top 5 of class, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

Awards

2016: President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Student, Stony Brook University.
            (Awarded annually to five doctoral graduates of the university)

2006-2010: Cambridge Overseas Scholarship, Cambridge University, UK

2007: Percy Pemberton Prize for Distinguished Undergraduate Student, Trinity College, Cambridge University, UK
            (Awarded annually to two first-year undergraduate students of Trinity College, Cambridge)

2006: One of the 15 finalists at British Physics Olympiad.

Selected Talks

1. Two loop D-dimensional unitarity and dual conformal symmetry, 14th Workshop on Loops and Legs in Quantum Field Theory, St. Goar, Germany, May 2018. (Slides)

2. QCD at the LHC using new theoretical tools in scattering amplitudes, Seminar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sep 2017. (Slides)

3. Unitarity cuts and UV divergences, Scattering Amplitudes and Beyond Workshop, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UC Santa Barbara, Jun 2017. (Video)

4. Jet vetoes and discrete symmetries, Seminar at Harvard University, Jun 2016. (Slides)