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

Asakawa, M., et al. “Anomalous viscosity of an expanding quark-gluon plasma.Physical Review Letters, vol. 96, no. 25, June 2006, p. 252301. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.96.252301. Full Text

Müller, B., and A. Schäfer. “Decoherence time in high energy heavy ion collisions.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 73, no. 5, May 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.73.054905. Full Text

Matinyan, S. G., and B. Müller. “The partition function in the Wigner-Kirkwood expansion.” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, vol. 39, no. 18, May 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0305-4470/39/18/L05. Full Text

Matinyan, S. G., and B. Müller. “Adventures of the coupled Yang-Mills oscillators: I. Semiclassical expansion.” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, vol. 39, no. 1, Jan. 2006, pp. 45–59. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0305-4470/39/1/004. Full Text

Matinyan, S. G., and B. Müller. “Adventures of the coupled Yang-Mills oscillators: II. YM-Higgs quantum mechanics.” Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, vol. 39, no. 1, Jan. 2006, pp. 61–72. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0305-4470/39/1/005. Full Text

Ruppert, J., et al. “Mass and width of the rho meson in a nuclear medium from Brown-Rho scaling.” Phys. Rev. C, vol. 73, 2006.

Kanada-En’yo, Y., and B. Müller. “Suppression of p-wave baryons in quark recombination.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 74, no. 6, Jan. 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.74.061901. Full Text

Ruppert, J., et al. “Mass and width of the ρ-meson in a nuclear medium from Brown-Rho scaling and QCD sum rules.” Physical Review C  Nuclear Physics, vol. 73, no. 3, Jan. 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.73.034907. Full Text

Nonaka, C., et al. “Hadronization at RHIC: Interplay of recombination and fragmentation.” Acta Physica Hungarica, Series A: Heavy Ion Physics, vol. 24, no. 1–4, Dec. 2005, pp. 227–33. Scopus, doi:10.1556/APH.24.2005.1-4.31. Full Text

Bass, S. A., et al. “RHIC physics with the parton cascade model.” Acta Physica Hungarica, Series A: Heavy Ion Physics, vol. 24, no. 1–4, Dec. 2005, pp. 45–50. Scopus, doi:10.1556/APH.24.2005.1-4.7. Full Text

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