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

Atlas Collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Probing lepton flavour violation via neutrinoless [Formula: see text] decays with the ATLAS detector..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 5, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4041-9. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for new phenomena in events with at least three photons collected in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 4, Jan. 2016, p. 210. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4034-8. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurement of the differential cross-sections of prompt and non-prompt production of [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] and 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 5, Jan. 2016, p. 283. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4050-8. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurement of the centrality dependence of the charged-particle pseudorapidity distribution in proton-lead collisions at [Formula: see text] TeV with the ATLAS detector.The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 4, Jan. 2016, p. 199. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4002-3. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for gluinos in events with an isolated lepton, jets and missing transverse momentum at [Formula: see text] = 13 Te V with the ATLAS detector.The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 10, Jan. 2016, p. 565. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4397-x. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Determination of the Ratio of b-Quark Fragmentation Fractions f(s)/f(d) in pp Collisions at √s=7  TeV with the ATLAS Detector.Physical Review Letters, vol. 115, no. 26, Dec. 2015, p. 262001. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.115.262001. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for pair production of a new heavy quark that decays into a W boson and a light quark in pp collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 92, no. 11, Dec. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.112007. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurement of the branching ratio Γ(Λb0→ψ(2S)Λ0)/Γ(Λb0→J/ψΛ0) with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 751, Dec. 2015, pp. 63–80. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.10.009. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, Gary D., et al. “Search for flavour-changing neutral current top quark decays t → Hq in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 12, Dec. 2015, pp. 1–65. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP12(2015)061. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, S., et al. “Measurement of four-jet differential cross sections in √s=8 TeV proton-proton collisions using the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 12, Dec. 2015, pp. 1–76. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP12(2015)105. Full Text

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