School of Physics
Particle Physics Phenomenology
Stephen Parke has worked on many aspects of particle physics phenomenology from perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics, Magnetic Monopoles, Top Quark Physics and more recently on Neutrino Physics. Together with Tomasz Taylor he discovered the simplicity of the maximal helicity violating amplitudes of QCD, the so called ``Parke-Taylor’’ amplitudes. He derived the first fully analytic treatment of the matter effect for solar neutrinos and invented the concept of an effective delta m^2 useful for reactor neutrino experiments. More recently, he is interested in the propagation of three or more flavors of neutrinos in the earth to understand the current and proposed long baseline neutrino experiments, T2K, NOvA, DUNE, T2HKK.