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, Hiroaki, et al. “Search for low-scale gravity signatures in multi-jet final states with the ATLAS detector at √s = 8TeV.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 7, July 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2015)032. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for long-lived, weakly interacting particles that decay to displaced hadronic jets in proton-proton collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 92, no. 1, July 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.012010. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Evidence of Wγγ Production in pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=8  TeV and Limits on Anomalous Quartic Gauge Couplings with the ATLAS Detector.Physical Review Letters, vol. 115, no. 3, July 2015, p. 031802. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.115.031802. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Observation and measurement of Higgs boson decays to WW∗with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 92, no. 1, July 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.012006. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for a Heavy Neutral Particle Decaying to eμ, eτ, or μτ in pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=8  TeV with the ATLAS Detector.Physical Review Letters, vol. 115, no. 3, July 2015, p. 031801. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.115.031801. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, Andrew S., et al. “A search for high-mass resonances decaying to τ+τ− in pp collisions at √s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 7, July 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2015)157. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Search for heavy Majorana neutrinos with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 7, July 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP07(2015)162. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, Zheng, et al. “Differential top-antitop cross-section measurements as a function of observables constructed from final-state particles using pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV in the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 6, June 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP06(2015)100. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurement of the top pair production cross section in 8 TeV proton-proton collisions using kinematic information in the lepton + jets final state with ATLAS.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 91, no. 11, June 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.112013. Full Text

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Measurement of the production and differential cross sections of W+W- bosons in association with jets in pp¯ collisions at √s = 1.96TeV.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 91, no. 11, June 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.111101. Full Text

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