Prize Recipient

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Bernhard Mistlberger
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory


"For groundbreaking contributions to high-precision quantum field theory, including the next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order QCD corrections to the production of Higgs and electroweak vector bosons at hadron colliders."


Bernhard Mistlberger is currently a Staff Scientist at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. His research is focused on the advancement of perturbative quantum field theory and on improving our ability to describe scattering processes of fundamental particles at very high energies. Results of Dr. Mistlberger’s research include the state-of-the-art predictions for the probability to produce a Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider and opened the door to a new level of precision predictions in high-energy phenomenology. Precise theoretical knowledge of the outcome of scattering experiments is crucial to learn about the nature of fundamental interactions from collision experiments and is consequently essential to the success of the high-energy phenomenology program. Dr. Mistlberger received a B.Sc. degree from the Technical University Vienna in 2010, an M.Sc. degree from ETH Zurich in 2012, and a Ph.D. in physics from ETH Zurich in 2015. Before joining SLAC, Dr. Mistlberger held post-doctoral fellowships at CERN and MIT. He received the Silver Medal of ETH Zurich in 2015, the Wu-Ki-Tung Award in 2020, the Gribov Medal of the European Physical Society in 2021, and the Guido Altarelli Award in 2022.