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. 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.

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.


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

Nominations for the 2023 Wu-Ki Tung Award are now accepted here

The nomination should include the following:

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 2023.

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

Questions may be directed to Nikos Varelas

Past Recipients

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