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., Goethe Universitat Frankfurt Am Main (Germany) 1973

  • M.S., Goethe Universitat Frankfurt Am Main (Germany) 1972

Fries, R. J., et al. “Hadronization in heavy-ion collisions: Recombination or fragmentation?Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 30, no. 1, Jan. 2004. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0954-3899/30/1/025. Full Text

Bass, S. A., et al. “Preface: The 7th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter.” Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 30, no. 1, Jan. 2004.

Biró, Tamas S., et al. Chaotic Quantization: Maybe the Lord Plays Dice, After All? Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2004, pp. 164–79. Crossref, doi:10.1007/978-3-540-40968-7_13. Full Text

Nonaka, C., et al. “Elliptic flow of resonances at RHIC: Probing final state.” Phys. Rev. C, vol. 69, 2004.

uuml, M., et al. “How relativistic heavy ion collisions can help us.” Physics News (Indian Physics Association), vol. 35, no. 2–4, 2004, pp. 3–10.

Shin, G. R., and B. Müller. “Studies of parton thermalization at RHIC.” Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 29, no. 11, Nov. 2003, pp. 2485–95. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0954-3899/29/11/004. Full Text

Bass, S. A., et al. “Transverse momentum distribution of net baryon number at RHIC.” Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 29, no. 10, Oct. 2003. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0954-3899/29/10/101. Full Text

Bass, Steffen A., et al. “Net baryon density in Au+Au collisions at the relativistic heavy ion collider.Physical Review Letters, vol. 91, no. 5, Aug. 2003, p. 052302. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.91.052302. Full Text

Asakawa, M., et al. “Negative elliptic flow from anomaly induced DCC formation.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 721, June 2003, pp. C305–08. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0375-9474(03)01056-X. Full Text

Fries, R. J., et al. “Hadronization in heavy-ion collisions: recombination and fragmentation of partons.Physical Review Letters, vol. 90, no. 20, May 2003, p. 202303. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.90.202303. Full Text

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