Stephen Parke


Stephen Parke (born 1950) is a New Zealand physicist. He is a distinguished scientist and former head of the Theoretical Physics Department at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Batavia, Illinois).[1]

Stephen Parke
NationalityNew Zealand
United Kingdom
United States
Alma materEdmund Campion College, Gisborne
St Peter's College, Auckland
University of Auckland
Harvard University
Known forParke–Taylor amplitudes, analytic understanding of MSW effect and top quark spin correlations
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical physics
InstitutionsStanford Linear Accelerator Center
Doctoral advisorSidney Coleman

Born in Gisborne, New Zealand, Parke attended Edmund Campion College, Gisborne and St Peter's College, Auckland and the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He was a graduate student of Sidney Coleman at Harvard University, obtaining a PhD in theoretical particle physics in 1980. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (1980–1983) before moving to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.[2]

Field of work Edit

He is an originator of Parke–Taylor amplitudes, which he developed with his colleague, Tomasz Taylor.[3] Parke-Taylor amplitudes represent a new approach to computing scattering amplitudes in quantum chromodynamics using symmetry methods such as supersymmetry. Parke is also an expert on neutrino physics[4] as well as the physics of the top quark.[citation needed]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Rutherford explanation this week". University of Canterbury. 26 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Stephen J. Parke". Retrieved 2 February 2023.
  3. ^ Wolchover, Natalie (17 September 2013). "A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics". Quanta Magazine.
  4. ^ Wolchover, Natalie (13 November 2019). "Neutrinos Lead to Unexpected Discovery in Basic Math". Quanta Magazine. Retrieved 2 February 2023.

External links Edit

  • Parke's scientific publications are available on the INSPIRE-HEP Literature Database [1].
  • HEPNames profile: Stephen Parke
  • Stephen Parke at Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department