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High-Performance Supercomputing Scientist Joins MSU


Huey-Wen Lin recently joined MSU as an assistant professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy and Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering She has an h-index of 38 on Google Scholar with more than 4500 citations, two book-related publications and has given over 100 invited scientific talks around the world. She organized a summer school for lattice QCD in 2012 and INT programs and workshops for several subfields of physics and has acted as a convener for major international conferences.   In 2016, she won the bid to host the annual lattice field theory symposium at MSU in 2018, and she is chair of the organizing committee. She has been elected vice-chair for the 2018 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) in Photonuclear Reactions; in 2020, she will be the first lattice-QCD chair for this long-running conference series started in 1959.  Lin served as a panelist at the recent U.S. Department of Energy Exascale Requirements Review for Nuclear Physics in 2016. Her appointment is part of the Global Impact Initiative.

Before coming to MSU, she was a lecturer at National Taiwan University in Taipei (1999-2000), a postdoctoral fellow in the Theory Group at Jefferson National Laboratory in Newport News, VA (2006-2009) and a research assistant professor at the University of Washington, Seattle (2009-2014). From 2015 to July 2016, she was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley, where she developed the breakthrough work directly calculating the Bjorken-x dependence of the parton distribution functions on the lattice.

Research Interests: High-performance supercomputing, particle and nuclear physics, quark and gluon coupling inside proton (using quantum chromodynamics or QCD), Lattice QCD, parton distribution functions (PDFs).

Ph.D.: Columbia University in the city of New York, physics (2006)

Recent Honors:

NSF CAREER: Constraining Parton Distribution Functions for New-Physics Searches Recommended Blewett Fellowship, American of Physics Society, Sep. 2015 – Jul. 2016

Publications and Papers:

“Lattice QCD for Nuclear Physics”, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-08021-5 (print), 978-3-319-08022-2 (online).

“Helicity and Transversity Parton Distribution from Lattice QCD”, Jiunn-Wei Chen, Xiangdong Ji, Huey-Wen Lin, and Jian-Hui Zhang, invited Frontier Article in Nucl. Phys. B911, 246, (2016), 1603.06664 [hep-ph].

Flavor Structure of the Nucleon Sea from Lattice QCD”, Huey-Wen Lin, Jiunn-Wei Chen, Saul D. Cohen, Xiangdong Ji, Phys. Rev. D 91, 054510 (2015), 1402.1462 [hep-ph].

“Neutron Electric Dipole Moment and Tensor Charges from Lattice QCD”, T. Bhattacharya, V. Cirigliano, R. Gupta, H.-W. Lin,, B. Yoon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 212002 (2015)., 1506.04196 [hep-lat].

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