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

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Abe, F., et al. “Properties of high-mass multijet events at the fermilab proton-antiproton collider.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 75, no. 4, Jan. 1995, pp. 608–12. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.75.608. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Identification of top quarks using kinematic variables.” Physical Review D, vol. 52, no. 5, Jan. 1995. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.52.R2605. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Direct measurement of the W boson width.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 74, no. 3, Jan. 1995, pp. 341–45. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.74.341. Full Text

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Abe, F., et al. “Precision measurement of the prompt photon cross section in pp̄ collisions at s=1.8 TeV.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 73, no. 20, Jan. 1994, pp. 2662–66. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.2662. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Evidence for top quark production in p̄p collisions at s =1.8 TeV.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 73, no. 2, Jan. 1994, pp. 225–31. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.225. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Search for the top quark decaying to a charged higgs boson in p̄p collisions at s=1.8 TeV.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 73, no. 20, Jan. 1994, pp. 2667–71. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.2667. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Measurement of the B+ and B0 meson lifetimes.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 72, no. 22, Jan. 1994, pp. 3456–60. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.72.3456. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Measurement of the ratio σB(W→eν)σB(Z0→e+e-) in p̄p collisions at s=1.8 TeV.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 73, no. 2, 1994, pp. 220–24. Scival, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.73.220. Full Text

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