Mueller named associate lab director at national lab in NY

Duke physics professor Berndt Mueller is now the associate lab director for nuclear and particle physics at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in New York. In this leadership role, he will help BNL advance the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider research program and guide the lab's participation in the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. He will also help the lab continue to develop its cosmology, astrophysics and neutrino research programs.

Mueller, a theoretical physicist who studies the quark-gluon plasma, will hold the associate lab director position, along with a joint appointment at Duke, from Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2015.