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

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Measurement of vector boson plus D∗ (2010)+ meson production in p-p collisions at s =1.96 TeV MEASUREMENT of VECTOR BOSON PLUS D∗ (2010)+ ... T. AALTONEN et al.Physical Review D, vol. 93, no. 5, Mar. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.052012. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for magnetic monopoles and stable particles with high electric charges in 8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector.” Physical Review D, vol. 93, no. 5, Mar. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.052009. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, Melissa L., et al. “Search for charged Higgs bosons in the H± → tb decay channel in pp collisions at √s = 8 TeV using the ATLAS detector.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 3, Mar. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP03(2016)127. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Measurement of the ZZ Production Cross Section in pp Collisions at sqrt[s]=13  TeV with the ATLAS Detector.Physical Review Letters, vol. 116, no. 10, Mar. 2016, p. 101801. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.116.101801. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Erratum to: Study of the spin and parity of the Higgs boson in diboson decays with the ATLAS detector.” European Physical Journal C, vol. 76, no. 3, Mar. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-3934-y. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Erratum to ATLAS Run 1 searches for direct pair production of third-generation squarks at the Large Hadron Collider.” European Physical Journal C, vol. 76, no. 3, Mar. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-3935-x. Full Text

Aaltonen, T., et al. “Measurement of the Bc± production cross section in p p collisions at s.” Physical Review D, vol. 93, no. 5, Mar. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.052001. Full Text

Atlas Collaboration, S., et al. “Search for an additional, heavy Higgs boson in the [Formula: see text] decay channel at [Formula: see text] in [Formula: see text] collision data with the ATLAS detector..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3820-z. Full Text