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
(919) 660-2564


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

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for supersymmetry in a final state containing two photons and missing transverse momentum in [Formula: see text] = 13 TeV [Formula: see text] collisions at the LHC using the ATLAS detector.The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 9, Jan. 2016, p. 517. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4344-x. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for scalar leptoquarks in pp collisions at √S = 13TeV with the ATLAS experiment.” New Journal of Physics, vol. 18, no. 9, Jan. 2016, pp. 1–25. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/18/9/093016. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Study of the rare decays of [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] into muon pairs from data collected during the LHC Run 1 with the ATLAS detector.The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 9, Jan. 2016, p. 513. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4338-8. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Search for the Higgs boson produced in association with a W boson and decaying to four b-quarks via two spin-zero particles in pp collisions at 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector.Eur Phys J C Part Fields, vol. 76, no. 11, 2016, p. 605. Pubmed, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4418-9. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Determination of the Ratio of b-Quark Fragmentation Fractions f(s)/f(d) in pp Collisions at √s=7  TeV with the ATLAS Detector.Physical Review Letters, vol. 115, no. 26, Dec. 2015, p. 262001. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.115.262001. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for pair production of a new heavy quark that decays into a W boson and a light quark in pp collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 92, no. 11, Dec. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.112007. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurement of the branching ratio Γ(Λb0→ψ(2S)Λ0)/Γ(Λb0→J/ψΛ0) with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 751, Dec. 2015, pp. 63–80. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2015.10.009. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, Brant A., et al. “Search for high-mass diboson resonances with boson-tagged jets in proton-proton collisions at √s = 8TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 12, Dec. 2015, pp. 1–39. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP12(2015)055. Full Text