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

ATLAS Collaboration, A., et al. “Searches for scalar leptoquarks in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3823-9. Full Text

Atlas Collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Search for supersymmetry at [Formula: see text] TeV in final states with jets and two same-sign leptons or three leptons with the ATLAS detector..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 5, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4095-8. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for new phenomena in different-flavour high-mass dilepton final states in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] Tev with the ATLAS detector..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 10, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4385-1. Full Text

Atlas Collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Muon reconstruction performance of the ATLAS detector in proton-proton collision data at [Formula: see text]=13 TeV..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 5, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4120-y. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurements of top-quark pair differential cross-sections in the lepton+jets channel in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] using the ATLAS detector..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 10, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4366-4. Full Text

Atlas Collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Measurement of the transverse momentum and [Formula: see text] distributions of Drell-Yan lepton pairs in proton-proton collisions at [Formula: see text] TeV with the ATLAS detector..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 5, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4070-4. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Performance of pile-up mitigation techniques for jets in [Formula: see text] collisions at [Formula: see text] TeV using the ATLAS detector..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 11, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4395-z. Full Text

Atlas Collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Reconstruction of hadronic decay products of tau leptons with the ATLAS experiment..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 5, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4110-0. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Test of CP invariance in vector-boson fusion production of the Higgs boson using the Optimal Observable method in the ditau decay channel with the ATLAS detector..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 12, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4499-5. Full Text

Atlas Collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Measurement of event-shape observables in [Formula: see text] events in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] [Formula: see text] with the ATLAS detector at the LHC..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 7, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4176-8. Full Text

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