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

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for high-mass new phenomena in the dilepton final state using proton–proton collisions at s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 761, Oct. 2016, pp. 372–92. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.055. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of the tt¯ production cross-section using eμ events with b-tagged jets in pp collisions at √s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 761, Oct. 2016, pp. 136–57. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.019. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of the top quark mass in the tt¯→dilepton channel from √s=8 TeV ATLAS data.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 761, Oct. 2016, pp. 350–71. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.042. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for top squarks in final states with one isolated lepton, jets, and missing transverse momentum in s =13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D, vol. 94, no. 5, Sept. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.052009. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for TeV-scale gravity signatures in high-mass final states with leptons and jets with the ATLAS detector at √s=13 TeV.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 760, Sept. 2016, pp. 520–37. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.030. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for heavy long-lived charged R-hadrons with the ATLAS detector in 3.2 fb−1 of proton–proton collision data at √s=13 TeV.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 760, Sept. 2016, pp. 647–65. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.07.042. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for Higgs and Z Boson Decays to ϕγ with the ATLAS Detector..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 117, no. 11, Sept. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.117.111802. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for pair production of Higgs bosons in the bbbb final state using proton-proton collisions at √s =13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D, vol. 94, no. 5, Sept. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.052002. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, Oliver L., et al. “Search for resonances in diphoton events at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 9, Sept. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP09(2016)001. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Measurement of total and differential W + W − production cross sections in proton-proton collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector and limits on anomalous triple-gauge-boson couplings.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 9, Sept. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP09(2016)029. Full Text

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