Mark C. Kruse

Mark C. Kruse

Fuchsberg-Levine Family Professor of Physics

Office Location: 
283 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2564

Overview

Prof. Mark Kruse's research is in the area of High-Energy Particle Physics, where his primary focus is on the analysis of data collected by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). With the Higgs boson now discovered by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations (in July 2012) his main interest is now directed toward discovering what model of the Universe exists beyond our Standard Model. There are many reasons to believe in a theory beyond the Standard Model. Perhaps the most easily apparent is the existence of Dark Matter, which the Standard Model has no particle candidate for. To this end Prof. Kruse's group are developing a global search technique for new physics beyond the Standard Model (in the belief that we likely haven't thought of what might exist!). Prof. Kruse is also coordinating an effort at Duke for the building of the next generation of ATLAS silicon tracking detectors for the so-called phase II ATLAS upgrade scheduled for around 2025. 

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Purdue University 1996

  • M.S., University of Auckland (New Zealand) 1988

  • B.S., University of Auckland (New Zealand) 1986

Selected Grants

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear Particle Physics at TUNL and Duke awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2018 to 2021

Andrea Bocci CERN Support awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019

ATLAS silicon upgrade awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2019

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Nuclear Physics at TUNL/Duke University awarded by National Science Foundation (Senior Investigator). 2015 to 2019

Research in High Energy Physics at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2019

US Atlas Research Program in TRT Subsystem awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2004 to 2018

Computer system administration support & firmware development ATLAS ITK awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Research in High Energy Physics at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 1991 to 2013

Research in High Energy Physics at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 1991 to 2009

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for a heavy Higgs boson decaying into a Z boson and another heavy Higgs boson in the ℓℓbb final state in pp collisions at √s= 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 783, Aug. 2018, pp. 392–414. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2018.07.006. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for pair production of up-type vector-like quarks and for four-top-quark events in final states with multiple b-jets with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2018, no. 7, July 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2018)089. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for Higgs boson decays to beyond-the-Standard-Model light bosons in four-lepton events with the ATLAS detector at √s=13 TeV.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2018, no. 6, June 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP06(2018)166. Full Text

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Erratum: Search for Bs0 →μ+μ- and B0 →μ+μ- decays with the full CDF Run II data set (Physical Review D (2013) 87 (072003) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.072003).” Physical Review D, vol. 97, no. 9, May 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.97.099901. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for heavy resonances decaying into a W or Z boson and a Higgs boson in final states with leptons and b-jets in 36 fb−1 of √s=13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2018, no. 3, Mar. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP03(2018)174. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for heavy particles decaying into top-quark pairs using lepton-plus-jets events in proton-proton collisions at s=13   TeV with the ATLAS detector..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 78, no. 7, Jan. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-018-5995-6. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for Dark Matter Produced in Association with a Higgs Boson Decaying to bb[over ¯] Using 36  fb^{-1} of pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV with the ATLAS Detector..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 119, no. 18, Nov. 2017. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.119.181804. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Correction to: Identification and rejection of pile-up jets at high pseudorapidity with the ATLAS detector (Eur. Phys. J. C, (2017), 77, (580), 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5081-5).” European Physical Journal C, vol. 77, no. 10, Oct. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5245-3. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of inclusive and differential cross sections in the H → ZZ * → 4ℓ decay channel in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2017, no. 10, Oct. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP10(2017)132. Full Text

Pages

Aaboud, M., et al. “ATLAS Collaboration.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 967, 2017, pp. 942–64. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0375-9474(17)30376-7. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “ATLAS Collaboration.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 956, 2016, pp. 922–44. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0375-9474(16)30232-9. Full Text

Abulencia, A., et al. “Observation of Bs0 - B̄s0 oscillations.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 97, no. 24, 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.242003. Full Text