Berndt Mueller

J. B. Duke Professor, Chair of Physics, Associate Dean for Natural Sciences

Active years

1990 - Present


PhD, Goethe University

Mueller was among the first theorists to explore the transition from hadrons to a plasma of free quarks and gluons at temperatures exceeding 2 trillion degrees Kelvin. He is well-known for the prediction that strange quarks would be abundantly produced when such a quark-gluon plasma is formed.