J. B. Duke Professor of Physicsmueller@phy.duke.edu

Research Area: Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics
Research Group: Hot and Dense QCD Matter / Duke QCD Theory
International Connections: DukeJapan Collaboration
Duke Center for Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences
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My research currently 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 constituents of nucleons, when a critical energy density is exceeded. My collaborators and I are studying the properties of this quarkgluon plasma from the theoretical point of view. We are also developing the theory of the formation of a quarkgluon plasma, in particular the problem of thermalization, and we study methods of its detection in highenergy nuclear collisions.
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