Bruno Zumino (April 28, 1923 − June 21, 2014)[1] was an Italian theoretical physicist and faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained his DSc degree from the University of Rome in 1945.[2]

Bruno Zumino
Born(1923-04-28)28 April 1923
Died21 June 2014(2014-06-21) (aged 91)
Alma materUniversity of Rome
Known forWess-Zumino model for supersymmetry, Coleman-Wess-Zumino construction for nonlinear symmetries, Wess-Zumino consistency condition for anomalies, Wess-Zumino-Witten term for Nambu–Goldstone bosons, supergravity
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical physics
New York University

He was renowned for his rigorous proof of the CPT theorem with Gerhart Lüders;[3] his pioneering systematization of effective chiral Lagrangians;[4] the discoveries, with Julius Wess, of the Wess–Zumino model,[5] the first four-dimensional supersymmetric quantum field theory with Bose-Fermi degeneracy, and initiator of the field of supersymmetric radiative restrictions; a concise formulation of supergravity;[6] and for his deciphering of structured flavor-chiral anomalies, codified in the Wess–Zumino–Witten model of conformal field theory.[7]



  1. ^ New York Times obituary, July 5, 2014
  2. ^ Sanders, Robert. "Bruno Zumino, an architect of supersymmetry, dies at 91". Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  3. ^ Lüders, G.; Zumino, B. (1958). "Connection between Spin and Statistics". Physical Review. 110 (6): 1450. Bibcode:1958PhRv..110.1450L. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.110.1450.
  4. ^ Coleman, S.; Wess, J.; Zumino, B. (1969). "Structure of Phenomenological Lagrangians. I". Physical Review. 177 (5): 2239. Bibcode:1969PhRv..177.2239C. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.177.2239.; Callan, C.; Coleman, S.; Wess, J.; Zumino, B. (1969). "Structure of Phenomenological Lagrangians. II". Physical Review. 177 (5): 2247. Bibcode:1969PhRv..177.2247C. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.177.2247.
  5. ^ Wess, J.; Zumino, B. (1974). "Supergauge transformations in four dimensions" (PDF). Nuclear Physics B. 70 (1): 39–50. Bibcode:1974NuPhB..70...39W. doi:10.1016/0550-3213(74)90355-1.
  6. ^ Deser, S., & Zumino, B. (1976). "Consistent supergravity", Physics Letters B62 335-337. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(76)90089-7
  7. ^ Wess, J.; Zumino, B. (1971). "Consequences of anomalous ward identities" (PDF). Physics Letters B. 37 (1): 95–97. Bibcode:1971PhLB...37...95W. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(71)90582-X.

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