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

ATLAS Collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Searches for scalar leptoquarks in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] = 8 TeV with the ATLAS detector..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-015-3823-9. Full Text

The ATLAS collaboration, Patrick, et al. “Measurement of the production cross-section of a single top quark in association with a W boson at 8 TeV with the ATLAS experiment.” Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 1, Jan. 2016, pp. 1–48. Scopus, doi:10.1007/JHEP01(2016)064. Full Text

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

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of the total cross section from elastic scattering in pp collisions at √s=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 761, Jan. 2016, pp. 158–78. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2016.08.020. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Charged-particle distributions at low transverse momentum in [Formula: see text] TeV pp interactions measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC.The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 9, Jan. 2016, p. 502. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4335-y. Full Text

Atlas Collaboration, A. T. L. A. S., et al. “Identification of boosted, hadronically decaying W bosons and comparisons with ATLAS data taken at [Formula: see text] TeV..” The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, Jan. 2016. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-3978-z. Full Text

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