Stephen Parke

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Stephen Parke
NationalityNew Zealand
United Kingdom
United States
Alma materSt 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

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]

Born in Gisborne, New Zealand, Parke attended 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. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (1980–1983) before moving to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Field of work[edit]

He is an originator of Parke–Taylor amplitudes, which 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 as well as the physics of the top quark.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rutherford explanation this week". University of Canterbury. 26 May 2008.

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