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. “Determination of the top-quark pole mass using tt¯tt¯ + 1-jet events collected with the ATLAS experiment in 7 TeV pp collisions.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 10, Oct. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP10(2015)121. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Summary of the ATLAS experiment’s sensitivity to supersymmetry after LHC Run 1 — interpreted in the phenomenological MSSM.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 10, Oct. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP10(2015)134. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Summary of the searches for squarks and gluinos using √s = 8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 10, Oct. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP10(2015)054. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Erratum : Measurement of the inclusive jet cross-section in proton-proton collisions at √s = 7 TeV using 4.5 fb−1 of data with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 9, Sept. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP09(2015)141. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Measurement of charged-particle spectra in Pb+Pb collisions at √sNN = 2.76 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 9, Sept. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP09(2015)050. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, Yong-Hui, et al. “Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry of electron and muon pair-production in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 9, Sept. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP09(2015)049. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Search for heavy lepton resonances decaying to a Z boson and a lepton in pp collisions at (Formula presented.) = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 9, Sept. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP09(2015)108. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for Dark Matter in Events with Missing Transverse Momentum and a Higgs Boson Decaying to Two Photons in pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=8 TeV with the ATLAS Detector.Physical Review Letters, vol. 115, no. 13, Sept. 2015, p. 131801. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.115.131801. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Centrality and rapidity dependence of inclusive jet production in √sNN =5 .02 TeV proton–lead collisions with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 748, Sept. 2015, pp. 392–413. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.07.023. Full Text

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