Columbia University Enrico Fermi Professor of Physics
Designee for Lee C. Bollinger, President
Alfred Mueller is an American theoretical physicist. He studied at Iowa State University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1961 and in 1965 completed his PhD at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served until 1971 as a postdoc at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Since 1972 he has been at Columbia University. He was also a visiting scientist at the Institute for Advanced Study (1975); at the nuclear research centers in Saclay, France; the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara; and at New York University and at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He was a Sloan Fellow in 1972 and a Guggenheim Fellow in 1988. In 2003 he received with George Sterman the Sakurai Prize for the development of concepts of perturbative QCD (Quantum Chromodynamics).