Dr. Huey-Wen Lin wins NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Huey-Wen Lin wins NSF CAREER Award

Congratulations to Professor Huey-Wen Lin for her NSF CAREER award "Constraining Parton Distribution Functions for New-Physics Searches"

 

Award Number: 1653405

Link: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1653405


Abstract

This project concerns physics at the femtoscale (a million times smaller than the nanoscale) within nucleons, the fundamental building blocks of the atomic nuclei. As ever improving precision in experiments puts theories to more stringent tests, highly accurate theoretical calculations are required to advance our understanding of the nucleon structure. In this context, this project will contribute precise numerical calculations of nucleon properties in support of the experimental programs at state-of-the-art experimental facilities, such as the Brookhaven and Jefferson Laboratories in the United States, GSI in Germany, and J-PARC in Japan. This research involves the development of high-performance computational methods and large-scale numerical calculations on supercomputers. This project provides excellent training opportunities for students on both theoretical and numerical methods.