Mark C. Kruse, Fuchsberg-Levine Family Professor  

Mark C. Kruse

Office Location: 283 Physics
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 (New Zealand), 1988
B.S., University of Auckland (New Zealand), 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 (Spring 2017):

  • Physics 134.01, Intro to astronomy Synopsis
    Physics 128, MF 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • Lit 390.01, Special topics in literature Synopsis
    Friedl bdg 102, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Aaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Aben, R; AbouZeid, OS; Abraham, NL; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Agricola, J; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Verzini, MJA; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M et al., Measurement of the $$b\overline{b}$$ b b ¯ dijet cross section in pp collisions at $$\sqrt{s} = 7$$ s = 7  TeV with the ATLAS detector, The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, vol. 76 no. 12 (December, 2016) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdinov, O; Abdallah, J; Abeloos, B; Aben, R; Abolins, M; Aben, R; Abolins, M; AbouZeid, OS; Abraham, NL; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Agricola, J; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Verzini, MJA; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G et al., Test of CP invariance in vector-boson fusion production of the Higgs boson using the Optimal Observable method in the ditau decay channel with the ATLAS detector, The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, vol. 76 no. 12 (December, 2016) [doi] .
  3. Aaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Aben, R; AbouZeid, OS; Abraham, NL; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Agricola, J; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Verzini, MJA; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M et al., Measurement of the photon identification efficiencies with the ATLAS detector using LHC Run-1 data, The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, vol. 76 no. 12 (December, 2016) [doi] .
  4. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Aben, R; Abolins, M; AbouZeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Agricola, J; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M et al., ATLAS Collaboration, Nuclear Physics A, vol. 956 (December, 2016), pp. 922-944 [doi] .
  5. Aaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Aben, R; AbouZeid, OS; Abraham, NL; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adachi, S; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Agricola, J; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G et al., Search for dark matter produced in association with a hadronically decaying vector boson in pp collisions at s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Physics Letters B, vol. 763 (December, 2016), pp. 251-268 [doi] .

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)