Wu-Ki Tung Award for
Early-Career Research on QCD
Description: The Wu-Ki Tung award is to recognize outstanding contributions made by early-career physicists on experimental or theoretical research on Quantum Chromodynamics. One or, in exceptional cases, two
awards will be given annually, each with a monetary prize of $5,000,
travel support to give an invited lecture to a CTEQ Summer School,
and a plaque citing the contributions of the recipient. Nominations of candidates whose work has
contributed to the interplay of theoretical and experimental research on
QCD are especially encouraged.
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:
- A curriculum vitae;
- A list of the nominee's most important publications;
- A brief narrative of the nominee's contributions to QCD research (up to 2 pages long);
- A nomination letter and two letters of support from scientists familiar with the nominee's work.
The nomination materials should be downloaded by the nominator here.
The deadline is September 15, 2022. 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 2022.
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.
2021: Phiala Shanahan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Citation: "For pioneering studies of long-wavelength and nuclear
non-perturbative QCD effects in discretized space and time,
and for applications of machine learning to lattice field theory."
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."
2019: 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."
2018: 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
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."
2016: 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."
2015: 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."
2014: 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 Nikos Varelas
Last modified: June 18, 2022 by Nikos Varelas