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) Perturbative quantum chromodynamics (QCD) in collider experiments such as the LHC, including
 fixed-order calculations, resummation, and effective field theories.

(2) Modern methods for scattering amplitudes based on unitarity cuts. Applications include hidden structures in supersymmetric gauge and gravity theories, as well as QCD.

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

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

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

4. Parton Luminosity Shapes and Threshold Resummation in SCET and Direct QCD, XIth Annual Workshop on Soft-Collinear Effective Theory, Technical University of Munich, Mar 2014. (Slides)