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

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Measurement of sin2 θefflept using e+e- pairs from γ∗/Z bosons produced in pp collisions at a center-of-momentum energy of 1.96 TeV.” Physical Review D, vol. 93, no. 11, June 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.112016. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for metastable heavy charged particles with large ionization energy loss in pp collisions at s =13 TeV using the ATLAS experiment.” Physical Review D, vol. 93, no. 11, June 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.112015. Full Text

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Search for a low-mass neutral Higgs boson with suppressed couplings to fermions using events with multiphoton final states.” Physical Review D, vol. 93, no. 11, June 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.112010. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for new phenomena in final states with large jet multiplicities and missing transverse momentum with ATLAS using √s=13 TeV proton–proton collisions.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 757, June 2016, pp. 334–55. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.04.005. Full Text

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry of top-quark and antiquark pairs using the full CDF Run II data set.” Physical Review D, vol. 93, no. 11, June 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.112005. Full Text

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Measurement of the forward-backward asymmetry in low-mass bottom-quark pairs produced in proton-antiproton collisions.” Physical Review D, vol. 93, no. 11, June 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.112003. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurements of Zγ and Zγγ production in pp collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D, vol. 93, no. 11, June 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.112002. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurement of D⁎±, D± and Ds± meson production cross sections in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Nuclear Physics B, vol. 907, June 2016, pp. 717–63. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2016.04.032. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “A search for top squarks with R-parity-violating decays to all-hadronic final states with the ATLAS detector in √s = 8 TeV proton-proton collisions.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 1–49. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP06(2016)067. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, David B., et al. “Search for new phenomena in events with a photon and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 1–41. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP06(2016)059. Full Text

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