Mark C. Kruse, Fuchsberg-Levine Family Associate Professor  

Mark C. Kruse

Office Location: 283 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-2564
Email Address: mkruse@phy.duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.phy.duke.edu/~mkruse/

Specialties:
Experimental high energy physics

Education:
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1996
M.S., University of Auckland, 1988
B.S., University of Auckland, 1986

Research Categories: Experimental High Energy Physics

Current projects: Searches for the Higgs Boson at the Tevatron., Global dilepton analyses at CDF and ATLAS., Using the ATLAS Transition Radiation Tracker in a search for exotic charged massive particles., Silicon detector upgrades for ATLAS.

Research Description: Prof. Mark Kruse is primarily interested in searches for the Higgs boson, production of vector boson pairs, and model-independent analysis techniques for new particle searches. Within the Standard Model(SM) the generation of the masses of the W and Z bosons is accomplished through the Higgs mechanism, a manifestation of which is a particle called the Higgs boson. It is therefore of considerable importance in particle physics to find the Higgs boson, or discover whatever other theory plays the role of the Higgs mechanism should the SM Higgs not exist. Prof. Kruse led the CDF Higgs discovery group at Fermilab from Jan 2007 to Jan 2009 and continues to play an active role in Higgs searches. In addition he has developed a global analysis to search for new physics using events containing a high-energy electron and muon. These programs of research are being conducted with the CDF detector at Fermilab, and the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which started colliding beams of protons in late 2009. Prof. Kruse is also interested in silicon detector design for high-energy particle physics experiments and is part of a group developing the next generation of silicon detectors for the ATLAS experiment.

Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • Physics 160.01, 21st century physics Synopsis
    Physics 150, MF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. G Aad, B Abbott, J Abdallah, O Abdinov, B Abeloos, R Aben, M Abolins, OS AbouZeid, H Abramowicz, H Abreu, R Abreu, Y Abulaiti, BS Acharya, L Adamczyk, DL Adams, J Adelman, S Adomeit, T Adye, AA Affolder, T Agatonovic-Jovin, J Agricola, JA Aguilar-Saavedra, SP Ahlen, F Ahmadov, G Aielli, H Akerstedt, TPA Åkesson, AV Akimov, GL Alberghi, J Albert, S Albrand, MJ Alconada Verzini, M Aleksa, IN Aleksandrov, C Alexa, G Alexander, T Alexopoulos, M Alhroob, G Alimonti, L Alio, J Alison, SP Alkire, BMM Allbrooke, BW Allen, PP Allport, A Aloisio, A Alonso, F Alonso, C Alpigiani, B Alvarez Gonzalez, D Álvarez Piqueras, MG Alviggi, BT Amadio, K Amako, Y Amaral Coutinho, C Amelung, D Amidei, SP Amor Dos Santos, A Amorim, S Amoroso, N Amram, G Amundsen, C Anastopoulos, LS Ancu, N Andari, T Andeen, CF Anders, G Anders, JK Anders, KJ Anderson, A Andreazza, V Andrei, S Angelidakis, I Angelozzi, P Anger, A Angerami, F Anghinolfi, AV Anisenkov, N Anjos, A Annovi, M Antonelli, A Antonov and J Antos, Search for single production of a vector-like quark via a heavy gluon in the 4b final state with the ATLAS detector in pp collisions at s=8 TeV, Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 758 (July, 2016), pp. 249-268 [doi]  [abs].
  2. G Aad, B Abbott, J Abdallah, O Abdinov, B Abeloos, R Aben, M Abolins, OS AbouZeid, NL Abraham, H Abramowicz, H Abreu, R Abreu, Y Abulaiti, BS Acharya, L Adamczyk, DL Adams, J Adelman, S Adomeit, T Adye, AA Affolder, T Agatonovic-Jovin, J Agricola, JA Aguilar-Saavedra, SP Ahlen, F Ahmadov, G Aielli, H Akerstedt, TPA Åkesson, AV Akimov, GL Alberghi, J Albert, S Albrand, MJ Alconada Verzini, M Aleksa, IN Aleksandrov, C Alexa, G Alexander, T Alexopoulos, M Alhroob, M Aliev, G Alimonti, J Alison, SP Alkire, BMM Allbrooke, BW Allen, PP Allport, A Aloisio, A Alonso, F Alonso, C Alpigiani, B Alvarez Gonzalez, D Álvarez Piqueras, MG Alviggi, BT Amadio, K Amako, Y Amaral Coutinho, C Amelung, D Amidei, SP Amor Dos Santos, A Amorim, S Amoroso, N Amram, G Amundsen, C Anastopoulos, LS Ancu, N Andari, T Andeen, CF Anders, G Anders, JK Anders, KJ Anderson, A Andreazza, V Andrei, S Angelidakis, I Angelozzi, P Anger, A Angerami, F Anghinolfi and AV Anisenkov, Charged-particle distributions in s=13 TeV pp interactions measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 758 (July, 2016), pp. 67-88 [doi]  [abs].
  3. G Aad, B Abbott, J Abdallah, O Abdinov, B Abeloos, R Aben, M Abolins, OS AbouZeid, H Abramowicz, H Abreu, R Abreu, Y Abulaiti, BS Acharya, L Adamczyk, DL Adams, J Adelman, S Adomeit, T Adye, AA Affolder, T Agatonovic-Jovin, J Agricola, JA Aguilar-Saavedra, SP Ahlen, F Ahmadov, G Aielli, H Akerstedt, TPA Åkesson, AV Akimov, GL Alberghi, J Albert, S Albrand, MJ Alconada Verzini, M Aleksa, IN Aleksandrov, C Alexa, G Alexander, T Alexopoulos, M Alhroob, G Alimonti, J Alison, SP Alkire, BMM Allbrooke, BW Allen, PP Allport, A Aloisio, A Alonso, F Alonso, C Alpigiani, B Alvarez Gonzalez, D Álvarez Piqueras, MG Alviggi, BT Amadio, K Amako, Y Amaral Coutinho, C Amelung, D Amidei, SP Amor Dos Santos, A Amorim, S Amoroso, N Amram, G Amundsen, C Anastopoulos, LS Ancu, N Andari, T Andeen, CF Anders, G Anders, JK Anders, KJ Anderson, A Andreazza, V Andrei, S Angelidakis, I Angelozzi, P Anger, A Angerami, F Anghinolfi, AV Anisenkov, N Anjos, A Annovi, M Antonelli, A Antonov, J Antos and F Anulli, Search for new phenomena in final states with large jet multiplicities and missing transverse momentum with ATLAS using √s=13 TeV proton-proton collisions, Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 757 (June, 2016), pp. 334-355 [doi]  [abs].
  4. G Aad, B Abbott, J Abdallah, O Abdinov, R Aben, M Abolins, OS AbouZeid, H Abramowicz, H Abreu, R Abreu, Y Abulaiti, BS Acharya, L Adamczyk, DL Adams, J Adelman, S Adomeit, T Adye, AA Affolder, T Agatonovic-Jovin, JA Aguilar-Saavedra, SP Ahlen, F Ahmadov, G Aielli, H Akerstedt, TPA Åkesson, G Akimoto, AV Akimov, GL Alberghi, J Albert, S Albrand, MJ Alconada Verzini, M Aleksa, IN Aleksandrov, C Alexa, G Alexander, T Alexopoulos, M Alhroob, G Alimonti, L Alio, J Alison, SP Alkire, BMM Allbrooke, PP Allport, A Aloisio, A Alonso, F Alonso, C Alpigiani, A Altheimer, B Alvarez Gonzalez, D Álvarez Piqueras, MG Alviggi, BT Amadio, K Amako, Y Amaral Coutinho, C Amelung, D Amidei, SP Amor Dos Santos, A Amorim, S Amoroso, N Amram, G Amundsen, C Anastopoulos, LS Ancu, N Andari, T Andeen, CF Anders, G Anders, JK Anders, KJ Anderson, A Andreazza, V Andrei, S Angelidakis, I Angelozzi, P Anger, A Angerami, F Anghinolfi, AV Anisenkov, N Anjos, A Annovi, M Antonelli, A Antonov, J Antos, F Anulli and M Aoki, Measurement of D*±, D± and Ds± meson production cross sections in pp collisions at s√=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 907 (June, 2016), pp. 717-763 [doi]  [abs].
  5. G Aad, B Abbott, J Abdallah, O Abdinov, R Aben, M Abolins, OS Abouzeid, H Abramowicz, H Abreu, R Abreu, Y Abulaiti, BS Acharya, L Adamczyk, DL Adams, J Adelman, S Adomeit, T Adye, AA Affolder, T Agatonovic-Jovin, J Agricola, JA Aguilar-Saavedra, SP Ahlen, F Ahmadov, G Aielli, H Akerstedt, TPA Åkesson, AV Akimov, GL Alberghi, J Albert, S Albrand, MJ Alconada Verzini, M Aleksa, IN Aleksandrov, C Alexa, G Alexander, T Alexopoulos, M Alhroob, G Alimonti, L Alio, J Alison, SP Alkire, BMM Allbrooke, PP Allport, A Aloisio, A Alonso, F Alonso, C Alpigiani, A Altheimer, B Alvarez Gonzalez, D Álvarez Piqueras, MG Alviggi, BT Amadio, K Amako, Y Amaral Coutinho, C Amelung, D Amidei, SP Amor Dos Santos, A Amorim, S Amoroso, N Amram, G Amundsen, C Anastopoulos, LS Ancu, N Andari, T Andeen, CF Anders, G Anders, JK Anders, KJ Anderson, A Andreazza, V Andrei, S Angelidakis, I Angelozzi, P Anger, A Angerami, F Anghinolfi, AV Anisenkov, N Anjos, A Annovi, M Antonelli, A Antonov, J Antos and F Anulli, Search for the standard model Higgs boson produced in association with a vector boson and decaying into a tau pair in pp collisions at s =8 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 93 no. 9 (May, 2016) [doi]  [abs].

Highlight:
Prof. Mark Kruse is primarily interested in searches for the Higgs boson, production of vector boson pairs, and model-independent analysis techniques for new particle searches. Within the Standard Model(SM) the generation of the masses of the W and Z bosons is accomplished through the Higgs mechanism, a manifestation of which is a particle called the Higgs boson. It is therefore of considerable importance in particle physics to find the Higgs boson, or discover whatever other theory plays the role of the Higgs mechanism should the SM Higgs not exist. Prof. Kruse led the CDF Higgs discovery group at Fermilab from Jan 2007 to Jan 2009 and continues to play an active role in Higgs searches. In addition he has developed a global analysis to search for new physics using events containing a high-energy electron and muon. These programs of research are being conducted with the CDF detector at Fermilab, and the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which started colliding beams of protons in late 2009. Prof. Kruse is also interested in silicon detector design for high-energy particle physics experiments and is part of a group developing the next generation of silicon detectors for the ATLAS experiment.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Chen Zhou  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Antonio Limosani (January 1, 2010 - January 01, 2014)  
  • Esben Klinkby (October 1, 2008 - October 1, 2010)  
  • Valentin Necula (January 1, 2007 - May 31, 2008)  
  • Mircea Coca (September 1, 2004 - July 1, 2006)  
  • Susana Cabrera (February 1, 2001 - August 31, 2004)