James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Physics
Professor with Tenure
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.
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