Joey Walter Huston

Joey Walter Huston
  • MSU Foundation Professor
  • Physics and Astronomy


Joey Walter Huston professor of physics and astronomy, is an expert in experimental high energy physics and in high energy physics phenomenology, and plays an instrumental role in global parton distribution fits (PDFs), and in standard model and Higgs boson analyses in the ATLAS experiment at CERN. He is a member of the Higgs Cross Section Working Group and of the PDF4LHC Working Group at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Huston received his BS in physics from Carnegie- Mellon University and his PhD in experimental high energy physics from the University of Rochester. He came to MSU in 1985 as a visiting assistant professor and formally joined the faculty in 1986. He is also a visiting professor at the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

Huston has published more than 1,300 publications and is currently completing a book for Oxford University Press on quantum chromodynamics (QCD) at the LHC. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and served six years as co-spokesperson of the Coordinated Theoretical Experimental Project on QCD Collaboration.