James B. Duke Professor of Physics
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.
Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2019
Nuclear Physics at Extreme Energy Density awarded by Department of Energy (Co-Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2018
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 Office of Energy Research (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 2001
(98-0837) Center for Fundamental Surgical Structural, Photochemical, and Spectroscopic Studies Using IR, UV, and X-Ray F awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 1994 to 1999
A Center for Fundamental Surgical, Structural, Photochemical, and Spectroscopic Studies Using IR, UV, and X-ray Free awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 1998 to 1999
(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 Office of Energy Research (Principal Investigator). 1995 to 1998
Biró, T, Greiner, C, Müller, B, Rafelski, J, and Stöcker, H. "Topical Issue on Frontiers in Nuclear, Heavy Ion and Strong Field Physics." The European Physical Journal A 54.2 (February 2018). Full Text
Koch, P, Müller, B, and Rafelski, J. "From strangeness enhancement to quark–gluon plasma discovery." International Journal of Modern Physics A 32.31 (November 10, 2017): 1730024-1730024. Full Text
Müller, B, and Schäfer, A. "Erratum: Transverse energy density fluctuations in heavy-ion collisions in a Gaussian model [Phys. Rev. D 85 , 114030 (2012)]." Physical Review D 96.5 (September 2017). Full Text
Yang, D-L, and Müller, B. "Shear viscosities of photons in strongly coupled plasmas." Physics Letters B 760 (September 2016): 565-570. Full Text
Accardi, A, Albacete, JL, Anselmino, M, Armesto, N, Aschenauer, EC, Bacchetta, A, Boer, D, Brooks, WK, Burton, T, Chang, N-B, Deng, W-T, Deshpande, A, Diehl, M, Dumitru, A, Dupré, R, Ent, R, Fazio, S, Gao, H, Guzey, V, Hakobyan, H, Hao, Y, Hasch, D, Holt, R, Horn, T, Huang, M, Hutton, A, Hyde, C, Jalilian-Marian, J, Klein, S, Kopeliovich, B, Kovchegov, Y, Kumar, K, Kumerički, K, Lamont, MAC, Lappi, T, Lee, J-H, Lee, Y, Levin, EM, Lin, F-L, Litvinenko, V, Ludlam, TW, Marquet, C, Meziani, Z-E, McKeown, R, Metz, A, Milner, R, Morozov, VS, Mueller, AH, Müller, B, Müller, D, Nadel-Turonski, P, Paukkunen, H, Prokudin, A, Ptitsyn, V, Qian, X, Qiu, J-W, Ramsey-Musolf, M, Roser, T, Sabatié, F, Sassot, R, Schnell, G, Schweitzer, P, Sichtermann, E, Stratmann, M, Strikman, M, Sullivan, M, Taneja, S, Toll, T, Trbojevic, D, Ullrich, T, Venugopalan, R, Vigdor, S, Vogelsang, W, Weiss, C, Xiao, B-W, Yuan, F, Zhang, Y-H, and Zheng, L. "Electron-Ion Collider: The next QCD frontier." The European Physical Journal A 52.9 (September 2016). Full Text
Yao, X, Mehen, T, and Müller, B. "An effective field theory approach to the stabilization of8Be in a QED plasma." Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics 43.7 (July 1, 2016): 07LT02-07LT02. Full Text
Muller, B. "PHENIX and the quest for the quark-gluon plasma." Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics 2015.3 (January 12, 2015): 3A103-0. Full Text
Mueller, B. "Center domains and their phenomenological consequences in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions." Nuclear Physics A 931 (November 1, 2014): 1120-1124. Full Text
Müller, B. "The future of RHIC." January 1, 2017.
Cao, S, Qin, G-Y, Bass, SA, and Müller, B. "Heavy quark energy loss and angular de-correlation in a quark-gluon plasma matter.": IOP Publishing, September 19, 2013. Full Text
Kitazawa, M, Asakawa, M, Müller, B, and Nonaka, C. "Measurement of shear viscosity in lattice gauge theory without Kubo formula." January 1, 2008.