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

Majumder, A., et al. “Small shear viscosity of a quark-gluon plasma implies strong jet quenching.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 99, no. 19, Nov. 2007. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.192301. Full Text

Asakawa, M., et al. “Anomalous viscosity of an expanding quark-gluon plasma.” Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 34, no. 8, Aug. 2007. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0954-3899/34/8/S108. Full Text

Majumder, A., et al. “Longitudinal broadening of quenched jets in turbulent color fields.Physical Review Letters, vol. 99, no. 4, July 2007, p. 042301. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.99.042301. Full Text

Müller, B. “Hard Probes at LHC.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 783, no. 1-4 SPEC. ISS., Feb. 2007, pp. 403–16. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2006.11.091. Full Text

Müller, B., and J. L. Nagle. “REsults from the relativistic heavy ion collider.” Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, vol. 56, Dec. 2006, pp. 93–135. Scopus, doi:10.1146/annurev.nucl.56.080805.140556. Full Text

Asakawa, M., et al. “The flavours of the quark-gluon plasma.” Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 32, no. 12, Dec. 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0954-3899/32/12/S50. Full Text

Majumder, A., and B. Müller. “Baryonic strangeness and related susceptibilities in QCD.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 74, no. 5, Nov. 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.74.054901. Full Text

Asakawa, M., et al. “Anomalous transport processes in anisotropically expanding quark-gluon plasmas.” Progress of Theoretical Physics, vol. 116, no. 4, Oct. 2006, pp. 725–55. Scopus, doi:10.1143/PTP.116.725. Full Text

Bass, S. A., et al. “Correlations in the Parton Recombination Model.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 774, no. 1–4, Aug. 2006, pp. 635–38. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2006.06.103. Full Text

Müller, B. “Quark Matter 2005 - Theoretical Summary.” Nuclear Physics A, vol. 774, no. 1–4, Aug. 2006, pp. 433–53. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2006.06.063. Full Text

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