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. “Measurement of Diffractive Dijet Production at the Fermilab Tevatron.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 79, no. 14, Jan. 1997, pp. 2636–41. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.79.2636. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Observation of [Formula presented]→J/ψ Λ at the Fermilab proton-antiproton collider.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 55, no. 3, Jan. 1997, pp. 1142–52. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.55.1142. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Search for first generation leptoquark pair production in p®p collisions at s) = 1.8Tev.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 79, no. 22, Jan. 1997, pp. 4327–32. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.79.4327. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Observation of Λ0b→J/ψ Λ at the Fermilab proton-antiproton collider.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 55, no. 3, 1997, pp. 1142–52.

Abe, F., et al. “Limits on quark-lepton compositeness scales from dileptons produced in 1.8 TeV pp-collisions.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 79, no. 12, Jan. 1997, pp. 2198–203. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.79.2198. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Search for new particles decaying to dijets at CDF.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 55, no. 9, Jan. 1997, pp. R5263–68. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.55.R5263. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Evidence for W+W− Production in p⊯p Collisions at √s = 1.8 TeV.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 78, no. 24, Jan. 1997, pp. 4536–40. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.78.4536. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “First observation of the all-hadronic decay of tt― pairs.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 79, no. 11, Jan. 1997, pp. 1992–97. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.79.1992. Full Text

Blair, R. E., et al. “Search for gluinos and squarks at the Fermilab Tevatron collider.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 56, no. 3, Jan. 1997, pp. R1357–62. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.56.R1357. Full Text

Abe, F., et al. “Double parton scattering in [Formula presented] collisions at [Formula presented].” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 56, no. 7, Jan. 1997, pp. 3811–32. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.56.3811. Full Text

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