# Bruno Zumino

Bruno Zumino | |
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Born | |

Died | 21 June 2014 | (aged 91)

Alma mater | University of Rome |

Known for | Wess-Zumino model Wess–Zumino–Witten model Wess–Zumino consistency condition Coleman–Wess–Zumino construction for nonlinear symmetries Pure 4D N = 1 supergravity |

Awards | Dirac Medal (1987) Heineman Prize (1988) Max Planck Medal (1989) Wigner Medal (1992) Humboldt Prize (1992) Enrico Fermi Prize (2005) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Theoretical physics |

Institutions | Berkeley CERN New York University |

**Bruno Zumino** (28 April 1923 − 21 June 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]}

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 flavour-chiral anomalies, codified in the Wess–Zumino–Witten model of conformal field theory.^{[7]}

## Awards[edit]

- 1985 Membership in the National Academy of Sciences
- 1987 Dirac Medal of the ICTP
- 1988 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics
- 1989 Max Planck Medal
- 1992 Wigner Medal
- 1992 Humboldt Research Award
- 1999 Gian Carlo Wick Commemorative Gold Medal
- 2005 Enrico Fermi Prize of the Italian Physical Society

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## References[edit]

**^**New York Times obituary, July 5, 2014**^**Sanders, Robert. "Bruno Zumino, an architect of supersymmetry, dies at 91". Newscenter.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2014-06-25.**^**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.**^**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.**^**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.**^**Deser, S., & Zumino, B. (1976). "Consistent supergravity",*Physics Letters***B62**335-337. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(76)90089-7**^**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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