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

The ATLAS collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., 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, Finn C., 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

Aad, G., et al. “Measurement of colour flow with the jet pull angle in tt- events using the ATLAS detector at √s=8 TeV.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 750, Nov. 2015, pp. 475–93. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.09.051. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurement of transverse energy-energy correlations in multi-jet events in pp collisions at s=7 TeV using the ATLAS detector and determination of the strong coupling constant as(mZ).” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 750, Nov. 2015, pp. 427–47. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.09.050. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurement of differential J/ψ production cross sections and forward-backward ratios in p + Pb collisions with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 92, no. 3, Oct. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.92.034904. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for massive, long-lived particles using multitrack displaced vertices or displaced lepton pairs in pp collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 92, no. 7, Oct. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.072004. Full Text

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Tevatron Combination of Single-Top-Quark Cross Sections and Determination of the Magnitude of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa Matrix Element V_{tb}..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 115, no. 15, Oct. 2015. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.115.152003. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurement of exclusive γγ→ℓ+ℓ− production in proton–proton collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 749, Oct. 2015, pp. 242–61. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.07.069. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for the associated production of the Higgs boson with a top quark pair in multilepton final states with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 749, Oct. 2015, pp. 519–41. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.07.079. Full Text

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