Steve Carlip is an American professor of physics at the University of California, Davis. He is known for his work on (2+1)-dimensional quantum gravity, the quantum gravitational basis of black hole thermodynamics, and causal dynamical triangulations. Carlip graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in physics in 1975. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, with a Doctor of Philosophy under the direction of Bryce DeWitt. After a post-doctoral period at Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, he has been teaching — since 1990 — at University of California, Davis.
- Carlip, Steve. Quantum Gravity in 2+1 Dimensions, ISBN 0-521-54588-9. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, December 2003.