Mark C. Kruse, Fuchsberg-Levine Family Professor  

Mark C. Kruse

Office Location: 283 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (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; Abbott, DC; Abeling, K; Abidi, SH; Aboulhorma, A; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abulaiti, Y; Abusleme Hoffman, AC; Acharya, BS; Achkar, B; Adam, L; Adam Bourdarios, C; 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; Ahuja, S; Ai, X; Aielli, G; Aizenberg, I; Akbiyik, M; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Al Khoury, K; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albicocco, P; Alconada Verzini, MJ; 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; Alunno Camelia, E; Alvarez Estevez, M; Alviggi, MG; Amaral Coutinho, Y; Ambler, A; Amelung, C; Ames, CG; Amidei, D; Amor Dos Santos, SP; 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; Aparisi Pozo, JA; Aparo, MA; Aperio Bella, L; Appelt, C; Aranzabal, N; Araujo Ferraz, V; Arcangeletti, C; Arce, ATH; Arena, E, Probing the CP nature of the top–Higgs Yukawa coupling in tt¯H and tH events with H→bb¯ decays using the ATLAS detector at the LHC, Physics Letters B, vol. 849 (February, 2024) [doi]  [abs].
  2. 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; Dos Santos, SPA; 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, Measurement of the H→ γγ and H→ ZZ→ 4 ℓ cross-sections in pp collisions at √s=13.6 TeV with the ATLAS detector, The European Physical Journal C, vol. 84 no. 1 (January, 2024) [doi]  [abs].
  3. 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 tt¯ cross section and its ratio to the Z production cross section using pp collisions at s=13.6 TeV with the ATLAS detector, Physics Letters B, vol. 848 (January, 2024) [doi]  [abs].
  4. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abeling, K; Abicht, NJ; Abidi, SH; Aboulhorma, A; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abulaiti, Y; Abusleme Hoffman, AC; Acharya, BS; Adam Bourdarios, C; 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; Ait Tamlihat, M; Aitbenchikh, B; Aizenberg, I; Akbiyik, M; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Akiyama, D; Akolkar, NN; Al Khoury, K; 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; 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, Search for non-resonant production of semi-visible jets using Run 2 data in ATLAS, Physics Letters B, vol. 848 (January, 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; 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; Ait Tamlihat, M; Aitbenchikh, B; Aizenberg, I; Akbiyik, M; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Akiyama, D; Akolkar, NN; Al Khoury, K; 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; 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; Aperio Bella, L; Appelt, C; Apyan, A; Aranzabal, N; Arcangeletti, C; Arce, ATH; Arena, E; Arguin, J-F; Argyropoulos, S; Arling, J-H; Arnaez, O; Arnold, H; Artoni, G; Asada, H; Asai, K; Asai, S; Asbah, NA; Assahsah, J; Assamagan, K; Astalos, R; Atashi, S; Atkin, RJ; Atkinson, M; Atmani, H; Atmasiddha, PA; Augsten, K; Auricchio, S; Auriol, AD; Austrup, VA; Avolio, G; Axiotis, K; Azuelos, G; Babal, D; Bachacou, H; Bachas, K; Bachiu, A; Backman, F; Badea, A; Bagnaia, P; Bahmani, M; Bailey, AJ; Bailey, VR; Baines, JT; Baines, L; Bakalis, C; Baker, OK; Bakos, E; Bakshi Gupta, D; Balakrishnan, V; Balasubramanian, R; Baldin, EM; Balek, P; Ballabene, E; Balli, F; Baltes, LM; Balunas, WK; Balz, J; Banas, E; Bandieramonte, M; Bandyopadhyay, A; Bansal, S; Barak, L; Barakat, M; Barberio, EL; Barberis, D; Barbero, M; Barel, MZ; Barends, KN; Barillari, T; Barisits, M-S; Barklow, T; Baron, P; Baron Moreno, DA; Baroncelli, A; Barone, G; Barr, AJ; Barr, JD; Barranco Navarro, L; Barreiro, F; Barreiro Guimarães da Costa, J; Barron, U; Barros Teixeira, MG; Barsov, S; Bartels, F; Bartoldus, R; Barton, AE; Bartos, P; Basan, A; Baselga, M; Bassalat, A; Basso, MJ; Basson, CR; Bates, RL; Batlamous, S; Batley, JR; Batool, B; Battaglia, M; Battulga, D; Bauce, M; Bauer, M; Bauer, P; Bazzano Hurrell, LT; Beacham, JB; Beau, T; Beauchemin, PH; Becherer, F; Bechtle, P; Beck, HP; Becker, K; Beddall, AJ; Bednyakov, VA; Bee, CP; Beemster, LJ; Beermann, TA; Begalli, M; Begel, M; Behera, A; Behr, JK; Beirer, JF; Beisiegel, F; Belfkir, M; Bella, G; Bellagamba, L; Bellerive, A; Bellos, P; Beloborodov, K; Benchekroun, D; Bendebba, F; Benhammou, Y; Benoit, M; Bensinger, JR; Bentvelsen, S; Beresford, L; Beretta, M; Bergeaas Kuutmann, E; Berger, N; Bergmann, B; Beringer, J; Bernardi, G; Bernius, C; Bernlochner, FU; Bernon, F; Berry, T; Berta, P; Berthold, A; Bertram, IA; Bethke, S; Betti, A; Bevan, AJ; Bhalla, NK; Bhamjee, M; Bhatta, S; Bhattacharya, DS; Bhattarai, P; Bhopatkar, VS; Bi, R; Bianchi, RM; Bianco, G; Biebel, O; Bielski, R; Biglietti, M; Bindi, M; Bingul, A; Bini, C; Biondini, A; Birch-Sykes, CJ; Bird, GA; Birman, M; Biros, M; Biryukov, S; Bisanz, T; Bisceglie, E; Biswal, JP; Biswas, D; Bitadze, A; Bjørke, K; Bloch, I; Blocker, C; Blue, A; Blumenschein, U; Blumenthal, J; Bobbink, GJ; Bobrovnikov, VS; Boehler, M; Boehm, B; Bogavac, D; Bogdanchikov, AG; Bohm, C; Boisvert, V; Bokan, P; Bold, T; Bomben, M; Bona, M; Boonekamp, M; Booth, CD; Borbély, AG; Bordulev, IS; Borecka-Bielska, HM; Borissov, G; Bortoletto, D; Boscherini, D; Bosman, M; Bossio Sola, JD; Bouaouda, K; Bouchhar, N; Boudreau, J; Bouhova-Thacker, EV; Boumediene, D; Bouquet, R; Boveia, A; Boyd, J; Boye, D; Boyko, IR; Bracinik, J; Brahimi, N; Brandt, G; Brandt, O; Braren, F; Brau, B; Brau, JE; Brener, R; Brenner, L; Brenner, R; Bressler, S; Britton, D; Britzger, D; Brock, I; Brooijmans, G; Brooks, WK; Brost, E; Brown, LM; Bruce, LE; Bruckler, TL; Bruckman de Renstrom, PA; Brüers, B; Bruni, A; Bruni, G; Bruschi, M; Bruscino, N; Buanes, T; Buat, Q; Buchin, D; Buckley, AG; Bulekov, O; Bullard, BA; Burdin, S; Burgard, CD; Burger, AM; Burghgrave, B; Burlayenko, O; Burr, JTP; Burton, CD; Burzynski, JC; Busch, EL; Büscher, V; Bussey, PJ; Butler, JM; Buttar, CM; Butterworth, JM; Buttinger, W; Buxo Vazquez, CJ; Buzykaev, AR; Cabrera Urbán, S; Cadamuro, L; Caforio, D; Cai, H; Cai, Y; Cairo, VMM; Cakir, O; Calace, N; Calafiura, P; Calderini, G; Calfayan, P; Callea, G; Caloba, LP; Calvet, D; Calvet, S; Calvet, TP; Calvetti, M; Camacho Toro, R; Camarda, S; Camarero Munoz, D; Camarri, P; Camerlingo, MT; Cameron, D; Camincher, C; Campanelli, M; Camplani, A; Canale, V; Canesse, A; Cantero, J; Cao, Y; Capocasa, F; Capua, M; Carbone, A; Cardarelli, R; Cardenas, JCJ; Cardillo, F; Carli, T; 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Chitishvili, M; Chizhov, MV; Choi, K; Chomont, AR; Chou, Y; Chow, EYS; Chowdhury, T; Chu, KL; Chu, MC; Chu, X; Chudoba, J; Chwastowski, JJ; Cieri, D; Ciesla, KM; Cindro, V; Ciocio, A; Cirotto, F; Citron, ZH; Citterio, M; Ciubotaru, DA; Ciungu, BM; Clark, A; Clark, PJ et al., Evidence for the Higgs Boson Decay to a Z Boson and a Photon at the LHC., Physical Review Letters, vol. 132 no. 2 (January, 2024), pp. 021803 [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)

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)