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Berndt Mueller, James B. Duke Professor of Physics

 

Berndt Mueller

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.

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

Education:

Dr. phil. nat.J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany1973
Ph.D.Johann Wolfgang Goeth Universitat Frankfurt Am Main (Germany)1973
Dipl. phys.J.W. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany1972
M.S.Johann Wolfgang Goeth Universitat Frankfurt Am Main (Germany)1972

Specialties:

Theoretical nuclear physics

Research Interests: Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics

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.

Curriculum Vitae

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)  

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Müller, B; Schäfer, A, Chiral magnetic effect and an experimental bound on the late time magnetic field strength, Physical Review D, vol. 98 no. 7 (October, 2018) [doi]  [abs]
  2. Müller, B; Yang, DL, Erratum: Light probes in a strongly coupled anisotropic plasma (Physical Review D (2013) 87 (046004) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.046004), Physical Review D, vol. 98 no. 6 (September, 2018) [doi]  [abs]
  3. Yao, X; Müller, B, Doubly charmed baryon production in heavy ion collisions, Physical Review D, vol. 97 no. 7 (April, 2018) [doi]  [abs]
  4. Müller, B; Schäfer, A, Hot spaghetti: Viscous gravitational collapse, The European Physical Journal A, vol. 54 no. 2 (February, 2018) [doi]  [abs]
  5. Biró, T; Greiner, C; Müller, B; Rafelski, J; Stöcker, H, Topical Issue on Frontiers in Nuclear, Heavy Ion and Strong Field Physics, The European Physical Journal A, vol. 54 no. 2 (February, 2018) [doi]

Conferences Organized
  • Phases of QCD Town Meeting, Co-chair, December 2007  
  • Workshop on Non-perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics, Co-director, June, 2007