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, Atlas, et al. “Dark matter interpretations of ATLAS searches for the electroweak production of supersymmetric particles in √s=8 TeV proton-proton collisions.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 9, Sept. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP09(2016)175. 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, Laurence, 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

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of exclusive γγ →w+W- production and search for exclusive Higgs boson production in pp collisions at s =8 TeV using the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D, vol. 94, no. 3, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.032011. Full Text

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Measurement of the WW and WZ production cross section using final states with a charged lepton and heavy-flavor jets in the full CDF Run II data set.” Physical Review D, vol. 94, no. 3, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.032008. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurements of the charge asymmetry in top-quark pair production in the dilepton final state at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D, vol. 94, no. 3, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.032006. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for new phenomena in final states with an energetic jet and large missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at s =13 TeV using the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D, vol. 94, no. 3, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.032005. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for charged Higgs bosons produced in association with a top quark and decaying via H± → τν using pp collision data recorded at √s=13 TeV by the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 759, Aug. 2016, pp. 555–74. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.06.017. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for resonances in the mass distribution of jet pairs with one or two jets identified as b-jets in proton–proton collisions at s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 759, Aug. 2016, pp. 229–46. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.05.064. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurement of W± and Z-boson production cross sections in pp collisions at √s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 759, Aug. 2016, pp. 601–21. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.06.023. Full Text

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