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. “Search for squarks and gluinos in final states with jets and missing transverse momentum at [Formula: see text] =13 [Formula: see text]with the ATLAS detector.The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 7, Jan. 2016, p. 392. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4184-8. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Luminosity determination in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] = 8 TeV using the ATLAS detector at the LHC.Eur Phys J C Part Fields, vol. 76, no. 12, 2016, p. 653. Pubmed, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4466-1. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Charged-particle distributions in pp interactions at [Formula: see text] measured with the ATLAS detector.The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 7, Jan. 2016, p. 403. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4203-9. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of the photon identification efficiencies with the ATLAS detector using LHC Run-1 data.Eur Phys J C Part Fields, vol. 76, no. 12, 2016, p. 666. Pubmed, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4507-9. Full Text

Aad, G., et al. “Search for single production of vector-like quarks decaying into Wb in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] TeV with the ATLAS detector.The European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields, vol. 76, no. 8, Jan. 2016, p. 442. Epmc, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4281-8. Full Text

Aaboud, M., et al. “Measurement of the [Formula: see text] dijet cross section in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] TeV with the ATLAS detector.Eur Phys J C Part Fields, vol. 76, no. 12, 2016, p. 670. Pubmed, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-016-4521-y. 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

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