Wu-Ki Tung Award for
Early-Career Research on QCD

Sponsored by the CTEQ Collaboration and Michigan State University

Description: The Wu-Ki Tung award is to recognize outstanding contributions made by early-career physicists on experimental or theoretical research on Quantum Chromodynamics. The award is given annually and offers a monetary prize of $5,000 and support for travel to a CTEQ Summer School to give an invited lecture, along with a plaque citing the contributions of the recipient.


Eligibility: Nominees must have received a Ph.D. in experimental or theoretical particle physics within the last seven years, excluding any career breaks, by the time of nomination.


Nomination & Selection Process:  The nomination should include the following:

The nomination materials should be downloaded by the nominator here.  

The deadline is September 15, 2021.  Nominations will remain active for one additional year and can be updated.


The recipient will be selected by the CTEQ Collaboration and will be notified in December 2021.


Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is an important goal for CTEQ.  Nominations of women and other members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.


Past Recipients:

2020: Bernhard
Mistlberger, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: "For pioneering theoretical computations of multi-loop radiative
                             contributions for precision Higgs and electroweak physics
                             at hadron colliders." 

Valerio Bertone, University of Pavia
Citation: "For innovative contributions to the precise determination
                             of parton distribution and fragmentation functions, and
                             for the development of cutting-edge software to perform global fits." 

Benjamin Nachman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Citation: "For significant contributions to experimental studies
                             of jet substructure, and for the discrimination of possible
                             new physics signatures from QCD backgrounds using
                             jet substructure."

2017: Andrew Larkoski, Reed College
Citation: "For seminal contributions to the theoretical understanding
                             of jet substructure and to the application of that understanding
                            to the analysis of experimental data."

Ciaran Williams, State University of New York, Buffalo
Citation: "For significant contributions to higher-order QCD calculations
                             for hadron scattering processes, and for their practicable
                            implementation for the analysis of hadron collider data."

Mikko Voutilainen, Helsinki Institute of Physics
Citation: "For outstanding contributions to the development of innovative techniques
                             for jet energy calibration and the measurement of the inclusive jet
                            cross section at the D-Zero and CMS experiments."

Stefan Hoeche, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Citation: "For seminal contributions to the advancement of parton-shower event
                            generators and the development of novel matching schemes to exploit
                            higher-order QCD calculations."


Information for contributing to the Wu-Ki Tung Award Fund can be found here.
Questions may be directed to Pavel Nadolsky and
Nikos Varelas

Last modified: June 10, 2021 by Nikos Varelas