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. “Measurement of the double-differential high-mass Drell-Yan cross section in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 8, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP08(2016)009. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, Erin L., et al. “Measurement of the inclusive isolated prompt photon cross section in pp collisions at s=8TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 8, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP08(2016)005. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Measurement of fiducial differential cross sections of gluon-fusion production of Higgs bosons decaying to WW ∗→eνμν with the ATLAS detector at √s=8 TeV.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 8, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP08(2016)104. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, Warren C. W., et al. “Measurements of the Higgs boson production and decay rates and constraints on its couplings from a combined ATLAS and CMS analysis of the LHC pp collision data at √s = 7 and 8 TeV.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 8, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP08(2016)045. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, V., et al. “Measurement of the CP-violating phase ϕsand the Bs0meson decay width difference with Bs0→ J/ψϕ decays in ATLAS.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 8, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP08(2016)147. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Measurement of the angular coefficients in Z-boson events using electron and muon pairs from data taken at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 8, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP08(2016)159. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Charged-particle distributions in √s=13 TeV pp interactions measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 758, July 2016, pp. 67–88. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.04.050. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for single production of a vector-like quark via a heavy gluon in the 4b final state with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at s=8 TeV.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 758, July 2016, pp. 249–68. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.04.061. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “A search for an excited muon decaying to a muon and two jets in pp collisions at √ s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” New Journal of Physics, vol. 18, no. 7, July 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/18/7/073021. Full Text

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