MARKUS KLUTE, Assistant Professor of Physics. Photo by Scott Brauer

Associate Professor of Physics

EMAIL: klute@mit.edu

PHONE: (617) 252-1589

OFFICE: 24-417

ASSISTANT: Anna Maria Convertino (617) 253-2391


Area of Physics:

High Energy Physics

Research Interests

Professor Klute’s research interest is particle physics at the energy frontier, both in the design, construction and commissioning of particle detectors, and in the analysis of the data collected. In 2012 his group played a central role in the discovery of the Higgs boson using the CMS experiment at the LHC. The discovery sheds light on the fundamental question of the origin of elementary particle mass and the mechanism of electroweak symmetry breaking. The exploitation of the Higgs boson and direct searches for physics beyond the standard model at the LHC are the focus of his future research.

Biographical Sketch

Markus Klute joined the MIT Physics Department in April 2009 and is currently Associate Professor of Physics. He received his Diploma and Ph.D from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhems University, Bonn, Germany in 2004 with research on the OPAL, ATLAS and D0 experiments. After earning his Ph.D he joined MIT as a postdoc and later as a research scientist, and worked on the CDF and CMS experiments. In 2007 he accepted a position as Associate Professor with tenure at Goerg-August University in Goettingen, Germany, where he started a research group on the ATLAS experiment before coming back to MIT.

Selected Publications

  • CMS Collaboration, "Search for the Higgs boson decaying to two muons in proton-proton collisions at √s= 13 TeV ", Submitted to PRL (2018)
  • CMS Collaboration, "Observation of electroweak production of same-sign W boson pairs in the two jet and two same-sign lepton final state in proton-proton collisions at √s= 13 TeV ", Phys.Rev.Lett. 120 (2018) no.8, 081801
  • CMS Collaboration, "Search for Charged Higgs Bosons Produced via Vector Boson Fusion and Decaying into a Pair of W and Z Bosons Using pp Collisions at √s=13 TeV" Phys.Rev.Lett. 119 (2017) no.14, 141802
  • Markus Klute et al, "Beam imaging and luminosity calibration", JINST 12 (2017) no.03, P03018
  • CMS Collaboration, "Search for exotic decays of a Higgs boson into undetectable particles and photons", Phys.Lett. B753 (2016) 363-388
  • A full listing of Professor Klute's publications can be found on Inspire

Last updated on November 14, 2018 3:21 PM