Mark C. Kruse

Fuchsberg-Levine Family Professor

283 Physics
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(919) 660-2564


Searches for the Higgs boson decaying to W+W−→ℓ+νℓ−ν¯ with the CDF II detector
Phys.Rev.D88 (2013) 052012 (2013)

Search for Higgs Bosons decaying to pairs of $W$-Bosons
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 021802 (2009)

Combined performance tests before installation of the ATLAS Semiconductor and Transition Radiation Tracking Detectors
JINST 3:P08003,2008 (2008)

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.

Ph.D. - Purdue University
M.S. - University of Auckland (New Zealand)
B.S. - University of Auckland (New Zealand)

Past, Present and Future Highlights in Top and Higgs Physics from the CDF Experiment.
In Particles and Fields, Tenth Mexican School on Particles and Fields edited by U. Cotti, M. Mondragon, G. Tavares-Velasco. ; : American Institute of Physics.

2013 Dean's Leadership award, Duke University
2012 Bass Society of Fellows, Duke University
2012 Fuchsberg-Levine Family chair of physics