Publications [#247277] of Berndt Mueller

Papers Published
  1. Jacak, BV; Müller, B, The exploration of hot nuclear matter, Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 337 no. 6092 (2012), pp. 310-314 [full], [doi] .

    When nuclear matter is heated beyond 2 trillion degrees, it becomes a strongly coupled plasma of quarks and gluons. Experiments using highly energetic collisions between heavy nuclei have revealed that this new state of matter is a nearly ideal, highly opaque liquid. A description based on string theory and black holes in five dimensions has made the quark-gluon plasma an archetypical strongly coupled quantum system. Open questions about the structure and theory of the quark-gluon plasma are under active investigation. Many of the insights are also relevant to ultracold fermionic atoms and strongly correlated condensed matter.