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Joey Huston

MSU Foundation Professor
High Energy Physics - Experimental
Biomedical-Physical Sciences Bldg.
567 Wilson Rd., Room 3230
(517) 884-5564



1983: Ph.D., University of Rochester
1976: B.S., Carnegie-Mellon University

Selected Publications

Hard Interactions of Quarks and Gluons: a Primer for LHC Physics, J. Campbell, J. Huston, W.J. Stirling, Rept. Prog. Phys. 70, 89 (2007); http://stacks.iop.org/0034-4885/70/89.

Jets in Hadron-Hadron Collisions, to appear in Prog. Part. Nucl. Physics, S. Ellis, K. Hatekayama, J. Huston, P. Loch, M. Toenessman; Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 60, 484 (2008).

Inclusive Jet Production, Parton Distributions and the Search for New Physics, J. Huston et al., JHEP 0310, 046 (2003).

Measurement of the Inclusive Jet Cross Section in Interactions at =1.96-TeV Using a Cone-based Jet Algorithm,” J. Huston et al. Phys. Rev. D 74, 071103 (2006).

QCD at High Energies, J. Huston, proceedings of XXIXth Conference in High Energy Physics (Vancouver 1998).

Professional Activities & Interests / Biographical Information

Prof. Huston has over 600 publications with greater than 30,000 citations including 9 renowned papers (more than 500 cites), 5 of which are experimental papers and 4 phenomenology.

He is the co-spokesman of the CTEQ collaboration. He is a visiting professor at the Institute for Particle Physics at Durham University (UK) and has been invited as a Distinguished Visitor by the the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA). He has organized many workshops, including six at Les Houches, at Santa Barbara (a 3 month workshop at the Kavli Institute), at Cambridge University and at Fermilab (TeV4LHC). He delivered the plenary talk on QCD at the 1998 International Conference in High Energy Physics held in Vancouver, the plenary talk on Photon and Drell-Yan physics at the 1989 Lepton-Photon meeting at Stanford, and the plenary talk on experimental QCD at the 2011 DPF meeting in Providence. He is one of the authors of the Handbook on Perturbative QCD, published by CTEQ in the Reviews of Modern Physics. He is one of the authors of the CTEQ parton distribution functions and has worked on developing many phenomenology tools (such as parton error pdfs, the Les Houches accords) crucial for todays experimental analyses. He has published recent review articles on physics at the LHC and on jet production in hadron-hadron colliders. He is also writing a book for Oxford University Press on QCD at the LHC.

Positions Held:

  • Research Associate: University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 1983-85
  • Visiting Assistant Professor: Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1985 - 86.
  • Assistant Professor: Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1986 - 91.
  • Associate Professor: Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1991 - 98.
  • Professor: Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1998 - present (MSU Foundation Professor since April 2017).
  • Visiting Professor: Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University, Durham, UK, 2003-present.


  • Member, American Physical Society (APS Fellow)
  • Co-spokesman of CTEQ Collaboration 2006 - present