Mark C. Kruse, Fuchsberg-Levine Family Professor  

Mark C. Kruse

Office Location: 283 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: +1 919 660 2564
Email Address: mkruse@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.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abeling, K; Abicht, NJ; Abidi, SH; Aboulhorma, A; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Bourdarios, CA; Adamczyk, L; Adamek, L; Addepalli, SV; Addison, MJ; Adelman, J; Adiguzel, A; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Afik, Y; Agaras, MN; Agarwala, J; Aggarwal, A; Agheorghiesei, C; Ahmad, A; Ahmadov, F; Ahmed, WS; Ahuja, S; Ai, X; Aielli, G; Aikot, A; Tamlihat, MA; Aitbenchikh, B; Aizenberg, I; Akbiyik, M; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Akiyama, D; Akolkar, NN; Khoury, KA; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albicocco, P; Albouy, GL; Alderweireldt, S; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexopoulos, T; Alfonsi, F; Algren, M; Alhroob, M; Ali, B; Ali, HMJ; Ali, S; Alibocus, SW; Aliev, M; Alimonti, G; Alkakhi, W; Allaire, C; Allbrooke, BMM; Allen, JF; Flores, CAA; Allport, PP; Aloisio, A; Alonso, F; Alpigiani, C; Estevez, MA; Fernandez, AA; Cardoso, MA; Alviggi, MG; Aly, M; Coutinho, YA; Ambler, A; Amelung, C; Amerl, M; Ames, CG; Amidei, D; Santos, SPAD; Amos, KR; Ananiev, V; Anastopoulos, C; Andeen, T; Anders, JK; Andrean, SY; Andreazza, A; Angelidakis, S; Angerami, A; Anisenkov, AV; Annovi, A; Antel, C; Anthony, MT; Antipov, E; Antonelli, M; Anulli, F; Aoki, M; Aoki, T; Pozo, JAA; Aparo, MA; Bella, LA, Software Performance of the ATLAS Track Reconstruction for LHC Run 3, Computing and Software for Big Science, vol. 8 no. 1 (December, 2024) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abbott, DC; Abud, AA; Abeling, K; Abhayasinghe, DK; Abidi, SH; Aboulhorma, A; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abulaiti, Y; Hoffman, ACA; Acharya, BS; Achkar, B; Adam, L; Bourdarios, CA; Adamczyk, L; Adamek, L; Addepalli, SV; Adelman, J; Adiguzel, A; Adorni, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Afik, Y; Agaras, MN; Agarwala, J; Aggarwal, A; Agheorghiesei, C; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahmad, A; Ahmadov, F; Ahmed, WS; Ai, X; Aielli, G; Aizenberg, I; Akbiyik, M; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Khoury, KA; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albicocco, P; Verzini, MJA; Alderweireldt, S; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexopoulos, T; Alfonsi, A; Alfonsi, F; Alhroob, M; Ali, B; Ali, S; Aliev, M; Alimonti, G; Allaire, C; Allbrooke, BMM; Allport, PP; Aloisio, A; Alonso, F; Alpigiani, C; Camelia, EA; Estevez, MA; Alviggi, MG; Coutinho, YA; Ambler, A; Ambroz, L; Amelung, C; Amidei, D; Santos, SPAD; Amoroso, S; Amos, KR; Amrouche, CS; Ananiev, V; Anastopoulos, C; Andari, N; Andeen, T; Anders, JK; Andrean, SY; Andreazza, A; Angelidakis, S; Angerami, A; Anisenkov, AV; Annovi, A; Antel, C; Anthony, MT; Antipov, E; Antonelli, M; Antrim, DJA; Anulli, F; Aoki, M; Pozo, JAA; Aparo, MA; Bella, LA; Appelt, C; Aranzabal, N; Ferraz, VA; Arcangeletti, C; Arce, ATH, Deep Generative Models for Fast Photon Shower Simulation in ATLAS, Computing and Software for Big Science, vol. 8 no. 1 (December, 2024) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Aad, G; Aakvaag, E; Abbott, B; Abeling, K; Abicht, NJ; Abidi, SH; Aboelela, M; Aboulhorma, A; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Ackermann, A; Adam Bourdarios, C; Adamczyk, L; Addepalli, SV; Addison, MJ; Adelman, J; Adiguzel, A; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Afik, Y; Agaras, MN; Agarwala, J; Aggarwal, A; Agheorghiesei, C; Ahmad, A; Ahmadov, F; Ahmed, WS; Ahuja, S; Ai, X; Aielli, G; Aikot, A; Ait Tamlihat, M; Aitbenchikh, B; Aizenberg, I; Akbiyik, M; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Akiyama, D; Akolkar, NN; Aktas, S; Al Khoury, K; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albicocco, P; Albouy, GL; Alderweireldt, S; Alegria, ZL; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexopoulos, T; Alfonsi, F; Algren, M; Alhroob, M; Ali, B; Ali, HMJ; Ali, S; Alibocus, SW; Aliev, M; Alimonti, G; Alkakhi, W; Allaire, C; Allbrooke, BMM; Allen, JF; Allendes Flores, CA; Allport, PP; Aloisio, A; Alonso, F; Alpigiani, C; Alvarez Estevez, M; Alvarez Fernandez, A; Alves Cardoso, M; Alviggi, MG; Aly, M; Amaral Coutinho, Y; Ambler, A; Amelung, C; Amerl, M; Ames, CG; Amidei, D; Amirie, KJ; Amor Dos Santos, SP; Amos, KR; An, S; Ananiev, V; Anastopoulos, C; Andeen, T; Anders, JK; Andrean, SY; Andreazza, A; Angelidakis, S; Angerami, A; Anisenkov, AV; Annovi, A; Antel, C; Anthony, MT; Antipov, E; Antonelli, M, Searches for exclusive Higgs boson decays into Dγ and Z boson decays into D0γ and Ks0γ in pp collisions at s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector, Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 855 (August, 2024) [doi]  [abs].
  4. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abeling, K; Abicht, NJ; Abidi, SH; Aboulhorma, A; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adam Bourdarios, C; Adamczyk, L; Addepalli, SV; Addison, MJ; Adelman, J; Adiguzel, A; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Afik, Y; Agaras, MN; Agarwala, J; Aggarwal, A; Agheorghiesei, C; Ahmad, A; Ahmadov, F; Ahmed, WS; Ahuja, S; Ai, X; Aielli, G; Aikot, A; Ait Tamlihat, M; Aitbenchikh, B; Aizenberg, I; Akbiyik, M; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Akiyama, D; Akolkar, NN; Aktas, S; Al Khoury, K; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albicocco, P; Albouy, GL; Alderweireldt, S; Alegria, ZL; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexopoulos, T; Alfonsi, F; Algren, M; Alhroob, M; Ali, B; Ali, HMJ; Ali, S; Alibocus, SW; Aliev, M; Alimonti, G; Alkakhi, W; Allaire, C; Allbrooke, BMM; Allen, JF; Allendes Flores, CA; Allport, PP; Aloisio, A; Alonso, F; Alpigiani, C; Alvarez Estevez, M; Alvarez Fernandez, A; Alves Cardoso, M; Alviggi, MG; Aly, M; Amaral Coutinho, Y; Ambler, A; Amelung, C; Amerl, M; Ames, CG; Amidei, D; Amor Dos Santos, SP; Amos, KR; Ananiev, V; Anastopoulos, C; Andeen, T; Anders, JK; Andrean, SY; Andreazza, A; Angelidakis, S; Angerami, A; Anisenkov, AV; Annovi, A; Antel, C; Anthony, MT; Antipov, E; Antonelli, M; Anulli, F; Aoki, M; Aoki, T; Aparisi Pozo, JA; Aparo, MA, Measurement of ZZ production cross-sections in the four-lepton final state in pp collisions at s=13.6TeV with the ATLAS experiment, Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 855 (August, 2024) [doi]  [abs].
  5. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abeling, K; Abicht, NJ; Abidi, SH; Aboulhorma, A; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adam Bourdarios, C; Adamczyk, L; Addepalli, SV; Addison, MJ; Adelman, J; Adiguzel, A; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Afik, Y; Agaras, MN; Agarwala, J; Aggarwal, A; Agheorghiesei, C; Ahmad, A; Ahmadov, F; Ahmed, WS; Ahuja, S; Ai, X; Aielli, G; Aikot, A; Ait Tamlihat, M; Aitbenchikh, B; Aizenberg, I; Akbiyik, M; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Akiyama, D; Akolkar, NN; Aktas, S; Al Khoury, K; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albicocco, P; Albouy, GL; Alderweireldt, S; Alegria, ZL; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexopoulos, T; Alfonsi, F; Algren, M; Alhroob, M; Ali, B; Ali, HMJ; Ali, S; Alibocus, SW; Aliev, M; Alimonti, G; Alkakhi, W; Allaire, C; Allbrooke, BMM; Allen, JF; Allendes Flores, CA; Allport, PP; Aloisio, A; Alonso, F; Alpigiani, C; Alvarez Estevez, M; Alvarez Fernandez, A; Alves Cardoso, M; Alviggi, MG; Aly, M; Amaral Coutinho, Y; Ambler, A; Amelung, C; Amerl, M; Ames, CG; Amidei, D; Amor Dos Santos, SP; Amos, KR; Ananiev, V; Anastopoulos, C; Andeen, T; Anders, JK; Andrean, SY; Andreazza, A; Angelidakis, S; Angerami, A; Anisenkov, AV; Annovi, A; Antel, C; Anthony, MT; Antipov, E; Antonelli, M; Anulli, F; Aoki, M; Aoki, T; Aparisi Pozo, JA; Aparo, MA, Measurement of the Z boson invisible width at s=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 854 (July, 2024) [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)

  • Utsav Patel  
  • Elise Le Boulicaut Ennis  
  • MD Murtagh  
  • Pingchuan Zhao  
Postdocs Mentored

  • James Beacham (October, 2018 - present)  
  • Andrea Bocci (January, 2012 - January, 2019)  
  • 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)