Email: mzengphys.ethz.ch
Office: HIT building, G 33.1

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. I previously held a postdoctoral position at the Mani L. Bhanumik Institute for Theoretical Physics at UC Los Angeles.

I obtained my BA and MA from Cambridge University, U.K., and PhD from Stony Brook University under the advice of Prof. George Sterman.

My research interests include:

(1) 
Modern methods for scattering amplitudes in gauge and gravity theories. A recent project applies amplitude methods to compute the dynamics of binary black holes, relevant for LIGO / VIRGO experiments.

(2) Precision q
uantum chromodynamics (QCD) at the LHC and other colliders: loop corrections, factorization theorems, and effective field theories. A recent focus is 2-to-3 scattering processes at hadron colliders.


Links to my publications: INSPIRE | arXiv
Link to my CV (last updated May 2018).
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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. Calculating supergravity divergences at high loop orders, Amplitudes 2018, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, June 2018. (Slides)

2. 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)

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)