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. “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

Aad, G., et al. “Beam-induced and cosmic-ray backgrounds observed in the ATLAS detector during the LHC 2012 proton-proton running period.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 11, no. 5, May 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/05/P05013. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson and decaying into a tau pair in pp collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 93, no. 9, May 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.092005. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurements of W±Z production cross sections in pp collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector and limits on anomalous gauge boson self-couplings.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 93, no. 9, May 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.092004. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Search for the Standard Model Higgs boson decaying into bb¯ produced in association with top quarks decaying hadronically in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 5, May 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP05(2016)160. Full Text

Mindur, B., et al. “Gas gain stabilisation in the ATLAS TRT detector.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 11, no. 4, Apr. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/04/P04027. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Observation of Long-Range Elliptic Azimuthal Anisotropies in sqrt[s]=13 and 2.76 TeV pp Collisions with the ATLAS Detector..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 116, no. 17, Apr. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.116.172301. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for dark matter produced in association with a Higgs boson decaying to two bottom quarks in pp collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D, vol. 93, no. 7, Apr. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.072007. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Performance of b-jet identification in the ATLAS experiment.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 11, no. 4, Apr. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/04/P04008. Full Text

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