Berndt Mueller

Berndt Mueller

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Physics

Professor with Tenure

Office Location: 
250 Physics Bldg, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2570

Overview

Prof. Mueller's work focuses on nuclear matter at extreme energy density. Quantum chromodynamics, the fundamental theory of nuclear forces, predicts that nuclear matter dissolves into quarks and gluons, the elementary constituents of protons and neutrons, when a critical density or temperature is exceeded. He and his collaborators are theoretically studying the properties of this "quark-gluon plasma", its formation, and its detection in high-energy nuclear collisions. His other research interests include symmetry violating processes in the very early universe and the chaotic dynamics of elementary particle fields. Prof. Mueller is the coauthor of textbooks on the Physics of the Quark-Gluon Plasma, on Symmetry Principles in Quantum Mechanics, on Weak Interactions, and on Neural Networks.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Johann Wolfgang Goeth Universitat Frankfurt Am Main (Germany) 1973

  • M.S., Johann Wolfgang Goeth Universitat Frankfurt Am Main (Germany) 1972

Selected Grants

Mueller BNL Support 2018 Incentive Pay Supplement awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2020

Mueller BNL Support 2019 Increase awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2020

Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2020

JET Collaboration awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2015

Probing the QCD Equation of State and Hadronization at RHIC awarded by National Science Foundation (Core PI). 2003 to 2007

Quantum Chromodynamics and Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 2005

Quantum Chromodynamics and Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 2001

(95-0870) Quantum Chromodynamics and Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by Department of Energy (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1998

(97-0082) Quantum Chromodynamics and Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1998

Pages

Abada, A., et al. “FCC-hh: The Hadron Collider: Future Circular Collider Conceptual Design Report Volume 3.” European Physical Journal: Special Topics, vol. 228, no. 4, July 2019, pp. 755–1107. Scopus, doi:10.1140/epjst/e2019-900087-0. Full Text

Abada, A., et al. “HE-LHC: The High-Energy Large Hadron Collider: Future Circular Collider Conceptual Design Report Volume 4.” European Physical Journal: Special Topics, vol. 228, no. 5, July 2019, pp. 1109–382. Scopus, doi:10.1140/epjst/e2019-900088-6. Full Text

Yao, X., et al. “Quarkonium production in heavy ion collisions: coupled Boltzmann transport equations.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 982, Feb. 2019, pp. 755–58. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2018.10.005. Full Text

Yao, Xiaojun, et al. “Quarkonium production in heavy ion collisions: coupled Boltzmann transport equations.” Proceedings of International Conference on Hard and Electromagnetic Probes of High Energy Nuclear Collisions — Pos(Hardprobes2018), Sissa Medialab, Jan. 2019. Crossref, doi:10.22323/1.345.0157. Full Text

Müller, B., and A. Schäfer. “Chiral magnetic effect and an experimental bound on the late time magnetic field strength.” Physical Review D, vol. 98, no. 7, Oct. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.071902. Full Text

Müller, B., and D. L. Yang. “Erratum: Light probes in a strongly coupled anisotropic plasma (Physical Review D (2013) 87 (046004) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.046004).” Physical Review D, vol. 98, no. 6, Sept. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.069903. Full Text

Yao, X., and B. Müller. “Doubly charmed baryon production in heavy ion collisions.” Physical Review D, vol. 97, no. 7, Apr. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.97.074003. Full Text

Müller, B., and A. Schäfer. “Hot spaghetti: Viscous gravitational collapse.” European Physical Journal A, vol. 54, no. 2, Feb. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1140/epja/i2018-12411-0. Full Text

Biró, T., et al. “Topical Issue on Frontiers in Nuclear, Heavy Ion and Strong Field Physics.” European Physical Journal A, vol. 54, no. 2, Feb. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1140/epja/i2018-12477-6. Full Text

Yao, X., and B. Müller. “Approach to equilibrium of quarkonium in quark-gluon plasma.” Physical Review C, vol. 97, no. 1, Jan. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.97.014908. Full Text

Pages

Müller, B. “The future of RHIC.” Proceedings of Science, vol. 2017-January, 2017.

Cao, S., et al. “Heavy quark energy loss and angular de-correlation in a quark-gluon plasma matter.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 446, no. 1, 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/446/1/012035. Full Text

Kitazawa, M., et al. “Measurement of shear viscosity in lattice gauge theory without Kubo formula.” Proceedings of Science, vol. 66, 2008.