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

Abe, F., et al. “Search for the rare decay W± → π ± + γ.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 76, no. 16, 1996, pp. 2852–57.

Abe, F., et al. “Measurement of dijet angular distributions by the collider detector at fermilab.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 77, no. 27, Jan. 1996, pp. 5336–41. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.5336. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Reconstruction of B0 → J/ψ KS0 and measurement of ratios of branching ratios involving B → J/ψK* and B+ → J/ψK+.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 76, no. 12, 1996, pp. 2015–20.

Abe, F., et al. “Search for Flavor-Changing Neutral Current B Meson Decays in pp- Collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 76, no. 25, Jan. 1996, pp. 4675–80. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.76.4675. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Measurement of the lifetime of the Bs0 meson using the exclusive decay mode Bs0 → J/ψ φ.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 77, no. 10, 1996, pp. 1945–49.

Abe, F., et al. “Search for gluino and squark cascade decays at the fermilab tevatron collider.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 76, no. 12, Jan. 1996, pp. 2006–10. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.76.2006. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Measurement of the Λb0 lifetime using Λb0 → Λc+l- ν̄.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 77, no. 8, 1996, pp. 1439–43.

Abe, F., et al. “Properties of jets in Z boson events from 1.8 TeV ¯p p collisions.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 77, no. 3, Jan. 1996, pp. 448–53. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.448. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Measurement of the branching fraction B(Bu+→J/ψπ+) and search for Bc+→J/ψπ+.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 77, no. 26, 1996, pp. 5176–81.

Abe, F., et al. “Measurement of the branching fraction B(B+u→J/ψπ+) and Search for B+c→J/ψπ+.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 77, no. 26, Jan. 1996, pp. 5176–81. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.5176. Full Text

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