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.
Kapusta, J. I., et al. “Relativistic theory of hydrodynamic fluctuations with applications to heavy-ion collisions.” Physical Review C Nuclear Physics, vol. 85, no. 5, May 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.85.054906. Full Text
Qin, G. Y., and B. Müller. “Erratum: Explanation of dijet asymmetry in Pb-pb collisions at the large hadron collider (Physical Review Letters).” Physical Review Letters, vol. 108, no. 18, May 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.189904. Full Text
Müller, B. “Strangeness and the quark-gluon PLASMA: Thirty years of discovery.” Acta Physica Polonica B, vol. 43, no. 4, Apr. 2012, pp. 761–70. Scopus, doi:10.5506/APhysPolB.43.761. Full Text
Tsai, H. M., and B. Müller. “Entropy production and equilibration in Yang-Mills quantum mechanics.” Physical Review E Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 85, no. 1, Jan. 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.85.011110. Full Text
Yang, D. L., and B. Müller. “J/ψ production by magnetic excitation of ηc.” Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 39, no. 1, Jan. 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0954-3899/39/1/015007. Full Text
Yang, D. L., et al. “J/Ψ production by magnetic excitation of ηc.” J. Phys. G, vol. 39, 2012.
M, D. M., et al. “Transverse energy density fluctuations in the color glass condensate model.” Phys. Rev. D, vol. 85, 2012.