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. “High-energy photons from passage of jets through quark-gluon plasma.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 90, no. 13, Apr. 2003.

Müller, B. “Parton cascades in high energy nuclear collisions.” International Journal of Modern Physics E, vol. 12, no. 2, Apr. 2003, pp. 165–76. Scopus, doi:10.1142/S0218301303001247. Full Text

Bass, S. A., et al. “Parton rescattering and colour screening in Au+Au collisions at RHIC.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 715, Mar. 2003, pp. 813c-816c. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0375-9474(02)01501-4. Full Text

Bass, Steffen A., et al. “Light from cascading partons in relativistic heavy-ion collisions.Physical Review Letters, vol. 90, no. 8, Feb. 2003, p. 082301. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.90.082301. Full Text

Bass, S. A., et al. “Parton rescattering and screening in Au + Au collisions at RHIC.” Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High Energy Physics, vol. 551, no. 3–4, Jan. 2003, pp. 277–83. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0370-2693(02)03068-X. Full Text

Fries, R. J., et al. “Hadron production in heavy ion collisions: Fragmentation and recombination from a dense parton phase.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 68, no. 4, Jan. 2003, p. 23. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.68.044902. Full Text

Müller, B. “Phenomenology of jet quenching in heavy ion collisions.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 67, no. 6, Jan. 2003, pp. 619011–15.

uuml, M., and B. ller. “Phenomenology of jet quenching in heavy ion collisions.” Phys. Rev. C, vol. 67, 2003.

Fries, R. J., et al. “Hadron production in heavy ion collisions: Fragmentation and recombination from a dense parton phase.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 68, no. 4, 2003, pp. 449021–4490223.

Bass, S. A., et al. “Net baryon density in Au + Au collisions at the relativistic heavy ion collider.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 91, no. 5, 2003, pp. 523021–24.

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