**Office Location:** 261-D Physics Bldg, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0305**Office Phone:** +1 919 660 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.

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- Achenbach, P; Adhikari, D; Afanasev, A; Afzal, F; Aidala, CA; Al-bataineh, A; Almaalol, DK; Amaryan, M; Androić, D; Armstrong, WR; Arratia, M; Arrington, J; Asaturyan, A; Aschenauer, EC; Atac, H; Avakian, H; Averett, T; Ayerbe Gayoso, C; Bai, X; Barish, KN; Barnea, N; Basar, G; Battaglieri, M; Baty, AA; Bautista, I; Bazilevsky, A; Beattie, C; Behera, SC; Bellini, V; Bellwied, R; Benesch, JF; Benmokhtar, F; Bernardes, CA; Bernauer, JC; Bhatt, H; Bhatta, S; Boer, M; Boettcher, TJ; Bogacz, SA; Bossi, HJ; Brandenburg, JD; Brash, EJ; Briceño, RA; Briscoe, WJ; Brodsky, SJ; Brown, DA; Burkert, VD; Caines, H; Cali, IA; Camsonne, A; Carman, DS; Caylor, J; Cerci, DS; Cerci, S; Chamizo Llatas, M; Chatterjee, S; Chen, JP; Chen, Y; Chen, YC; Chien, YT; Chou, PC; Chu, X; Chudakov, E; Cline, E; Cloët, IC; Cole, PL; Connors, ME; Constantinou, M; Cosyn, W; Covrig Dusa, S; Cruz-Torres, R; D'Alesio, U; da Silva, C; Davoudi, Z; Dean, CT; Dean, DJ; Demarteau, M; Deshpande, A; Detmold, W; Deur, A; Devkota, BR; Dhital, S; Diefenthaler, M; Dobbs, S; Döring, M; Dong, X; Dotel, R; Dow, KA; Downie, EJ; Drachenberg, JL; Dumitru, A; Dunlop, JC; Dupre, R; Durham, JM; Dutta, D; Edwards, RG; Ehlers, RJ; El Fassi, L; Elaasar, M; Elouadrhiri, L,
*The present and future of QCD*, Nuclear Physics A, vol. 1047 (July, 2024) [doi] [abs]. - Lap, JD; Müller, B; Schäfer, A; Seidl, C,
*Two splits, three ways: advances in double splitting quenches*, Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2024 no. 5 (May, 2024) [doi] [abs]. - Harris, JW; Müller, B,
*“QGP Signatures” revisited*, The European Physical Journal C, vol. 84 no. 3 (March, 2024), Springer Science and Business Media LLC [doi] [abs]. - Sorensen, A; Agarwal, K; Brown, KW; Chajęcki, Z; Danielewicz, P; Drischler, C; Gandolfi, S; Holt, JW; Kaminski, M; Ko, CM; Kumar, R; Li, BA; Lynch, WG; McIntosh, AB; Newton, WG; Pratt, S; Savchuk, O; Stefaniak, M; Tews, I; Tsang, MYB; Vogt, R; Wolter, H; Zbroszczyk, H; Abbasi, N; Aichelin, J; Andronic, A; Bass, SA; Becattini, F; Blaschke, D; Bleicher, M; Blume, C; Bratkovskaya, E; Brown, BA; Brown, DA; Camaiani, A; Casini, G; Chatziioannou, K; Chbihi, A; Colonna, M; Cozma, MD; Dexheimer, V; Dong, X; Dore, T; Du, L; Dueñas, JA; Elfner, H; Florkowski, W; Fujimoto, Y; Furnstahl, RJ; Gade, A; Galatyuk, T; Gale, C; Geurts, F; Grozdanov, S; Hagel, K; Harris, SP; Haxton, W; Heinz, U; Heller, MP; Hen, O; Hergert, H; Herrmann, N; Huang, HZ; Huang, XG; Ikeno, N; Inghirami, G; Jankowski, J; Jia, J; Jiménez, JC; Kapusta, J; Kardan, B; Karpenko, I; Keane, D; Kharzeev, D; Kugler, A; Le Fèvre, A; Lee, D; Liu, H; Lisa, MA; Llope, WJ; Lombardo, I; Lorenz, M; Marchi, T; McLerran, L; Mosel, U; Motornenko, A; Müller, B; Napolitani, P; Natowitz, JB; Nazarewicz, W; Noronha, J; Noronha-Hostler, J; Odyniec, G; Papakonstantinou, P; Paulínyová, Z; Piekarewicz, J; Pisarski, RD; Plumberg, C; Prakash, M; Randrup, J,
*Dense nuclear matter equation of state from heavy-ion collisions*, Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics, vol. 134 (January, 2024) [doi] [abs]. - Ebner, L; Schäfer, A; Seidl, C; Müller, B; Yao, X,
*Eigenstate thermalization in (2+1)-dimensional SU(2) lattice gauge theory*, Physical Review D, vol. 109 no. 1 (January, 2024), pp. 014504 [pdf], [doi] [abs].

**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)