Zvi Bern awarded the APS J.J Sakurai Award for 2014

Professor Zvi Bern has been selected to receive the American Physical Society’s (APS) 2014 J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, awarded annually to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in particle theory. He will share the award with Lance J. Dixon of SLAC and David A. Kosower of Saclay. 

Prof. Bern and his colleagues are being recognized for pathbreaking contributions to the calculation of perturbative scattering amplitudes, which led to a deeper understanding of quantum field theory and to powerful new tools for computing QCD processes. This marks the second UCLA recipient of the Sakurai Prize.

The Sakurai Prize is sponsored by the family and friends of J.J. Sakurai, who was a faculty member in our department.  The Prize will be formally announced by the APS next month, and will be presented at the APS April 2014 meeting in Savannah, GA, April 5-8, 2014, at a ceremonial session.  

Prof. Bern's primary interest is in developing new methods for calculating and understanding scattering amplitudes. He is especially interested in applications to LHC physics and to maximally supersymmetric gauge and gravity theories.

Read more about Professsor Bern's Sakurai Prize at UCLA Today.