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

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

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: Theoretical particle physics.

2006-2009: BA with first class honors 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)

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

2. Differential equations and integration by parts from unitarity, LoopFest XVI Workshop, Argonne National Laboratory, Jun 2017. (Slides)

3. Partial N3LL + NNLO resumation for WW production under a jet veto, LoopFest XV Conference, University at Buffalo, Aug 2016. (Slides)

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

5. Effective Field Theory for Higgs plus Jet Production, Seminar at Argonne National Laboratory, Nov 2014. (Slides)

6. 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)