Mark C. Kruse

Mark C. Kruse

Professor in the Department 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

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for dark matter produced in association with a hadronically decaying vector boson in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 763, Dec. 2016, pp. 251–68. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.10.042. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Transverse momentum, rapidity, and centrality dependence of inclusive charged-particle production in sNN=5.02 TeV p + Pb collisions measured by the ATLAS experiment.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 763, Dec. 2016, pp. 313–36. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.10.053. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of W+W-production in association with one jet in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 763, Dec. 2016, pp. 114–33. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.10.014. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of top quark pair differential cross sections in the dilepton channel in pp collisions at √s =7 and 8 TeV with ATLAS.” Physical Review D, vol. 94, no. 9, Nov. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.092003. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of the W±Z boson pair-production cross section in pp collisions at s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 762, Nov. 2016, pp. 1–22. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.052. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for new resonances in events with one lepton and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 762, Nov. 2016, pp. 334–52. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.09.040. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “A measurement of material in the ATLAS tracker using secondary hadronic interactions in 7TeV pp collisions.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 11, no. 11, Nov. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/11/P11020. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson produced by vector-boson fusion and decaying to bottom quarks in √s=8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 11, Nov. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP11(2016)112. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Study of hard double-parton scattering in four-jet events in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS experiment.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 11, Nov. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP11(2016)110. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of the Inelastic Proton-Proton Cross Section at sqrt[s]=13  TeV with the ATLAS Detector at the LHC..” Phys Rev Lett, vol. 117, no. 18, Oct. 2016. Pubmed, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.182002. Full Text

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