|Alma mater||St Peter's College, Auckland |
University of Auckland
|Known for||Parke–Taylor amplitudes, analytic understanding of MSW effect and top quark spin correlations|
|Institutions||Stanford Linear Accelerator Center|
|Doctoral advisor||Sidney 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).
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
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.
- List of alumni of St Peter's College, Auckland for more biographical details
- "Rutherford explanation this week". University of Canterbury. 26 May 2008.
- Parke's scientific publications are available on the INSPIRE-HEP Literature Database .
- HEPNames profile: Stephen Parke
- Stephen Parke at Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department