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 (Fall 2017):

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

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. 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] .
  2. 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] .
  3. 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; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M et al., Transverse momentum, rapidity, and centrality dependence of inclusive charged-particle production in sNN=5.02 TeV p+Pb collisions measured by the ATLAS experiment, Physics Letters B, vol. 763 (December, 2016), pp. 313-336 [doi] .
  4. 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; 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 et al., Measurement of W+W− production in association with one jet in proton–proton collisions at s=8TeV with the ATLAS detector, Physics Letters B, vol. 763 (December, 2016), pp. 114-133 [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; 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 et al., Search for new resonances in events with one lepton and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at with the ATLAS detector, Physics Letters B, vol. 762 (November, 2016), pp. 334-352 [doi]  [abs].

Highlight:
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. 

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)