Steve Sharpe
Professor of Physics
Department of Physics, University of Washington

I joined the particle theory group in the Physics Department at the University of Washington in 1988. My current research interests focus on lattice gauge theory, in particular the development of methods to calculate multiparticle properties given lattice results for the finite-volume spectrum. I am also involved in the calculation of weak matrix elements which are needed to constrain the Standard Model of particle physics, and have worked in the last decade on the very neat idea of "large-N reduction", whereby in the limit of the large number of colors one can reduce the volume of the theory to a single point. I am a member of the Particle Data Group (link below), and of the Flavo(u)r Lattice Averaging Group (link below), and am an editor of JHEP.

My present students are Tyler Blanton (expected graduation in 2021), Zack Draper (expected graduation in 2024), and Huangyu Xiao (graduation expected in 2022). I am also coadvising Fernando Romero-Lopez, a graduate student at the University of Valencia, Spain (graduation expected in 2021).

My previous graduate students are Keith Clay (1995, joint with Steve Ellis, presently Chair of Physics at Green River Community College), Yan Zhang (1997, was postdoc at Beijing U., presently running a company in Beijing), Noam Shoresh (2001, joint with David B. Kaplan, first postdoc at Boston U, now on the research staff at the Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA) Ruth Van de Water (2005, first postdoc at Fermilab, second at Brookhaven National Lab, now staff member at Fermilab), Jackson Wu (2005, postdocs at Triumf, Vancouver, at University of Bern, Switzerland, at Univ. of Alabama, present whereabouts unknown), Andrew Lytle (2009, postdocs at Univ. Southampton, England, at TIFR, Mumbai, India, at U. Glasgow, Scotland, and at Rome, Italy), Max Hansen (2014, postdoc at Mainz, Germany, staff at CERN, now faculty at U. Edinburgh) Derek Horkel (2016, postdoc at Temple U., now working in industry), and John Lombard (2018, now working in industry). I was also the unofficial advisor of Greg Kilcup (1986, student at Harvard, now faculty at Ohio State Univ.) and Mateusz Koren (2013, visiting student from Krakow, postdocs in Madrid and DESY-Zeuthen, now working in industry).

Postdocs I have worked closely with and/or mentored are Jim Labrenz (now at Pacific Biosciences, SF), Weonjong Lee (now faculty at Seoul National Univ.), Stefan Durr (now staff at Wuppertal Univ.), David Lin (now faculty at NCTU, Taiwan) and Barak Bringoltz (now in industry in Israel).

Teaching (recent plus some old classes)

US mail: Stephen R. Sharpe
         Department of Physics
         University of Washington
	 Box 351560
         Seattle, WA 98195-1560
Office:  B406 Physics-Astronomy Building
Phone:   (206) 685-2395
FAX:     (206) 543-5923 or 685-0635

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Last modified: 3/21