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

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Wu-Ki Tung Award for Early-Career Research on QCD. 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 will be given annually and will consist of a certificate citing the contributions of the recipient and support for travel to a CTEQ Summer School to deliver an invited lecture. 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.

Information for contributing to the Wu-Ki Tung Award Fund can be found here

Questions may be directed to Nikos Varelas


For important contributions to the measurements of QCD dynamics using jets and jet substructure, as well as for long standing contributions and leadership in jet reconstruction and calibration.

For improving the understanding of quark and gluon interactions within different media through systematic studies and measurements of jet substructure in electron, proton, and heavy ion collisions.

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.

For pioneering theoretical computations of multi-loop radiative contributions for precision Higgs and electroweak physics at hadron colliders.

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.

For significant contributions to experimental studies of jet substructure, and for the discrimination of possible new physics signatures from QCD backgrounds using jet substructure.

For seminal contributions to the theoretical understanding of jet substructure and to the application of that understanding to the analysis of experimental data.

For significant contributions to higher-order QCD calculations for hadron scattering processes, and for their practicable implementation for the analysis of hadron collider data.

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.

For seminal contributions to the advancement of parton-shower event generators and the development of novel matching schemes to exploit higher-order QCD calculations.