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

Aad, G., et al. “Search for vectorlike B quarks in events with one isolated lepton, missing transverse momentum, and jets at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 91, no. 11, June 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.112011. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for a Charged Higgs Boson Produced in the Vector-Boson Fusion Mode with Decay H(±)→W(±)Z using pp Collisions at √s=8  TeV with the ATLAS Experiment.Physical Review Letters, vol. 114, no. 23, June 2015, p. 231801. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.114.231801. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for New Phenomena in Dijet Angular Distributions in Proton-Proton Collisions at sqrt[s]=8 TeV Measured with the ATLAS Detector.Physical Review Letters, vol. 114, no. 22, June 2015, p. 221802. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.114.221802. Full Text

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Measurement of central exclusive π+π- production in p p ¯ collisions at s =0.9 and 1.96 TeV at CDF MEASUREMENT of CENTRAL EXCLUSIVE π+π- ... T. AALTONEN et al.Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 91, no. 9, May 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.091101. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, L., et al. “Measurement of the charge asymmetry in dileptonic decays of top quark pairs in pp collisions at √s = 7 TeV using the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 5, May 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP05(2015)061. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Combined Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass in pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS and CMS Experiments.Physical Review Letters, vol. 114, no. 19, May 2015, p. 191803. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.114.191803. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for a CP-odd Higgs boson decaying to Zh in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 744, May 2015, pp. 163–83. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.03.054. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Observation of top-quark pair production in association with a photon and measurement of the t t ¯ γ production cross section in pp collisions at √s =7 TeV using the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 91, no. 7, Apr. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.072007. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for Scalar Charm Quark Pair Production in pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=8  TeV with the ATLAS Detector.Physical Review Letters, vol. 114, no. 16, Apr. 2015, p. 161801. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.114.161801. Full Text

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Tevatron constraints on models of the Higgs boson with exotic spin and parity using decays to bottom-antibottom quark pairs.Physical Review Letters, vol. 114, no. 15, Apr. 2015, p. 151802. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.114.151802. Full Text

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