Huey-Wen Lin

Assistant Professor
College of Natural Science

Huey-Wen Lin is an Assistant Professor in the Department Physics and Astronomy & Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. Her research uses high-performance supercomputers to nonperturbatively calculate physical quantities at the quark and gluon level (that is, using quantum chromodynamics or QCD). These strong interactions are directly calculated from the Standard Model path integral, using a four-dimensional grid in Euclidean spacetime, a theoretical tool known as lattice gauge theory. She received an NSF CAREER Award in 2017 for her research and an outreach project to get kids interested in QCD. She is a recipient of a Cottrell Scholar Award (one of 25 nationwide), selected by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement; the main education effort is to simplify graduate-level physics into an undergraduate course accessible to women and minorities who are underrepresented at the graduate level in theoretical physics. Bringing more students to physics and computational science is one of her main goals at MSU.