Berndt Mueller, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor  

Berndt Mueller

Office Location: 250 Physics Bldg, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Office Phone: (919) 660-2570
Email Address: muller@phy.duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.phy.duke.edu/~muller/

Specialties:
Theoretical nuclear physics

Education:
Ph.D., Goethe Universitat Frankfurt Am Main (Germany), 1973
Dr. phil. nat., J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany, 1973
Dipl. phys., J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany, 1972
M.S., Goethe Universitat Frankfurt Am Main (Germany), 1972

Research Categories: Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics

Research Description: 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.

Teaching (Fall 2022):

  • Physics 142l.001, General physics ii Synopsis
    Physics 130, TuTh 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
  • Physics 142l9d.02d, General physics ii (disc) Synopsis
    Physics 259, M 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
  • Physics 142l9d.03d, General physics ii (disc) Synopsis
    Physics 227, M 03:30 PM-05:30 PM
  • Physics 142l9d.06d, General physics ii (disc) Synopsis
    Physics 047, M 07:00 PM-09:00 PM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Müller, B; Yang, DL, Erratum: Anomalous spin polarization from turbulent color fields (Physical Review D (2022) 105 (011901) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.105.L011901), Physical Review D, vol. 106 no. 3 (August, 2022) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Grayson, C; Formanek, M; Rafelski, J; Müller, B, Dynamic magnetic response of the quark-gluon plasma to electromagnetic fields, Physical Review D, vol. 106 no. 1 (July, 2022) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Müller, B, QCD Phase Boundary and the Hadrochemical Horizon, Physics (Switzerland), vol. 4 no. 2 (June, 2022), pp. 597-608 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Müller, B; Yang, DL, Anomalous spin polarization from turbulent color fields, Physical Review D, vol. 105 no. 1 (January, 2022) [doi]  [abs].
  5. Formanek, M; Grayson, C; Rafelski, J; Müller, B, Current-conserving relativistic linear response for collisional plasmas, Annals of Physics, vol. 434 (November, 2021) [doi]  [abs].

Curriculum Vitae

Highlight:
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.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Christopher E. Coleman-Smith  
  • Dilun Yang  
  • Hung-Ming Tsai  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Guangyou Qin (October 1, 2009 - present)  
  • Hannah Petersen (January 1, 2010 - present)  
  • Young-ho Song (September 01, 2008 - March 31, 2010)  
  • Abhijit Majumder (November 1, 2005 - August 31, 2008)  
  • Jörg Ruppert (2004/10-2006/08)  
  • Thorsten Renk (2004/01-2005/08)  
  • Rainer J. Fries (2002/01-2003/08)  
  • Steffen A. Bass (1999/01-2000/08)  
  • Dirk H. Rischke (1996/09-1997/08)  
  • Carsten Greiner (1994/01-1996/12)  
  • Sen-Ben Liao (1992/09-1995/08)  
  • Xin-Nian Wang (1991/09-1992/08)  
  • Klaus Kinder-Geiger (1990/01-1991/08)  
  • Alec J. Schramm (1990/01-1992/08)