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

Soffel, M., et al. “Vacuum with spin in the ecsk-theory of gravitation.” Physics Letters A, vol. 70, no. 3, Mar. 1979, pp. 167–70. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0375-9601(79)90195-6. Full Text

Soff, G., et al. “Electrons in superheavy quasimolecules.” Physical Review A, vol. 20, no. 1, Jan. 1979, pp. 169–93. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.20.169. Full Text

Reinhardt, J., et al. “Role of multistep processes in heavy-ion inner-shell excitations.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 43, no. 18, Jan. 1979, pp. 1307–10. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.43.1307. Full Text

Soff, G., et al. “Delta-electron emission in deep-inelastic heavy-ion collisions.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 43, no. 27, Jan. 1979, pp. 1981–84. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.43.1981. Full Text

Kessel, Q. C., et al. “Angular correlation between autoionization electrons and scattered ions in 2000-eV He+-He collisions.” Physical Review A, vol. 20, no. 3, 1979, pp. 804–13. Scival, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.20.804. Full Text

Schäfer, W., et al. “Mach cones induced by fast heavy ions in electron plasma.” Zeitschrift Für Physik a Atoms and Nuclei, vol. 288, no. 4, Dec. 1978, pp. 349–52. Scopus, doi:10.1007/BF01417717. Full Text

Rihan, T. H., et al. “Relaxation times in intermediate quasi-molecules.” Zeitschrift Für Physik a Atoms and Nuclei, vol. 285, no. 4, Dec. 1978, pp. 397–403. Scopus, doi:10.1007/BF01813240. Full Text

Muller, A., et al. “On gravitation theories with limiting curvature.” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, vol. 11, no. 9, Dec. 1978, pp. 1781–98. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0305-4470/11/9/012. Full Text

Greiner, W., et al. “Delta electrons as a probe of strong magnetic fields in heavy ion collisions.” Physics Letters A, vol. 69, no. 1, Nov. 1978, pp. 27–30. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0375-9601(78)90426-7. Full Text

Reinhardt, J., et al. “Positron emission in PbPb and PbU collisions.” Physics Letters B, vol. 78, no. 2–3, Sept. 1978, pp. 183–88. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0370-2693(78)90001-1. Full Text

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