Alfred H. Mueller



My current research centers on the properties of QCD systems at very high density.  Such systems occur in high-energy heavy ion collisions and are also measured in high-energy (small x) deep inelastic lepton-proton scattering.  Topics I have been particularly interested in are: (i) The relationship between unitarity limits and parton density limits (saturation);  (ii) The maximal allowed occupation numbers for quarks and gluons in an hadronic wavefunction;  (iii) First principles calculation of the approach to equilibration using a Boltzmann equation or(equivalently) classical Yang-Mills equations; (iv) The relationship between the factorial divergence of the QCD perturbation series and high field strength configurations. (v)  The relationship between saturation phenomena in QCD and the reaction-diffusion processes in statistical physics.



Ph.D., M.I.T., 1965



A current list of publications can be found here: INSPIRE