Werner Tornow, Professor Emeritus  

Werner Tornow

Office Location: 414 Tunl, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-2637
Email Address: tornow@tunl.duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.tunl.duke.edu/~tornow/

Research Categories: Experimental Nuclear Physics

Research Description: Professor Werner Tornow became the Director of TUNL in July, 1996. He is primarily interested in studying few-nucleon systems with special emphasis on two-nucleon systems and three-nucleon force effects in three-nucleon systems. Polarized beams and polarized targets are essential in this work. He collaborates with the leading theoreticians in his field to interpret the experimental data obtained at TUNL. He recently became involved in weak-interaction physics, especially in double-beta decay studies and in neutrino oscillation physics using large scale detectors at the Kamland project in Japan.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Finch, SW; Howell, CR; Tonchev, AP; Tornow, W, Monoenergetic photon-induced fission cross-section ratio measurements for , , and from 9.0 to 17.0 MeV, Physical Review C, vol. 98 no. 1 (July, 2018) [doi] .
  2. Newsome, I; Bhike, M; Krishichayan, ; Tornow, W, Neutron radiative capture cross section of Cu 63,65 between 0.4 and 7.5 MeV, Physical Review C, vol. 97 no. 4 (April, 2018) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Aalseth, CE; Abgrall, N; Aguayo, E; Alvis, SI; Amman, M; Arnquist, IJ; Avignone, FT; Back, HO; Barabash, AS; Barbeau, PS; Barton, CJ; Barton, PJ; Bertrand, FE; Bode, T; Bos, B; Boswell, M; Bradley, AW; Brodzinski, RL; Brudanin, V; Busch, M; Buuck, M; Caldwell, AS; Caldwell, TS; Chan, Y-D; Christofferson, CD; Chu, P-H; Collar, JI; Combs, DC; Cooper, RJ; Cuesta, C; Detwiler, JA; Doe, PJ; Dunmore, JA; Efremenko, Y; Ejiri, H; Elliott, SR; Fast, JE; Finnerty, P; Fraenkle, FM; Fu, Z; Fujikawa, BK; Fuller, E; Galindo-Uribarri, A; Gehman, VM; Gilliss, T; Giovanetti, GK; Goett, J; Green, MP; Gruszko, J; Guinn, IS; Guiseppe, VE; Hallin, AL; Haufe, CR; Hehn, L; Henning, R; Hoppe, EW; Hossbach, TW; Howe, MA; Jasinski, BR; Johnson, RA; Keeter, KJ; Kephart, JD; Kidd, MF; Knecht, A; Konovalov, SI; Kouzes, RT; LaFerriere, BD; Leon, J; Lesko, KT; Leviner, LE; Loach, JC; Lopez, AM; Luke, PN; MacMullin, J; MacMullin, S; Marino, MG; Martin, RD; Massarczyk, R; McDonald, AB; Mei, D-M; Meijer, SJ; Merriman, JH; Mertens, S; Miley, HS; Miller, ML; Myslik, J; Orrell, JL; O'Shaughnessy, C; Othman, G; Overman, NR; Perumpilly, G; Pettus, W; Phillips, DG; Poon, AWP; Pushkin, K; Radford, DC; Rager, J; Reeves, JH; Reine, AL; Rielage, K; Robertson, RGH; Ronquest, MC; Ruof, NW; Schubert, AG; Shanks, B; Shirchenko, M; Snavely, KJ; Snyder, N; Steele, D; Suriano, AM; Tedeschi, D; Tornow, W; Trimble, JE; Varner, RL; Vasilyev, S; Vetter, K; Vorren, K; White, BR; Wilkerson, JF; Wiseman, C; Xu, W; Yakushev, E; Yaver, H; Young, AR; Yu, C-H; Yumatov, V; Zhitnikov, I; Zhu, BX; Zimmermann, S; Majorana Collaboration,, Search for Neutrinoless Double-β Decay in ^{76}Ge with the Majorana Demonstrator., Physical Review Letters, vol. 120 no. 13 (March, 2018), pp. 132502 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Wilhelmy, J; Erbacher, P; Gayer, U; Isaak, J; Löher, B; Müscher, M; Pickstone, SG; Pietralla, N; Ries, P; Romig, C; Savran, D; Spieker, M; Tornow, W; Werner, V; Zilges, A; Zweidinger, M, Investigation of the γ-decay behavior of52Cr with the γ3setup at HIγS, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 966 no. 1 (February, 2018) [doi]  [abs].
  5. Tonchev, AP; Tsoneva, N; Goriely, S; Bhatia, C; Arnold, CW; Hammond, SL; Kelley, JH; Kwan, E; Lenske, H; Piekarewicz, J; Raut, R; Rusev, G; Shizuma, T; Tornow, W, Astrophysical relevance of the low-energy dipole strength of 206 Pb, edited by Sun, Y, Epj Web of Conferences, vol. 178 (2018), pp. 04003-04003 [doi]  [abs].

Highlight:
Professor Werner Tornow became the Director of TUNL in July, 1996. He is primarily interested in studying few-nucleon systems with special emphasis on two-nucleon systems and three-nucleon force effects in three-nucleon systems. Polarized beams and polarized targets are essential in this work. He collaborates with the leading theoreticians in his field to interpret the experimental data obtained at TUNL. He recently became involved in weak-interaction physics, especially in double-beta decay studies and in neutrino oscillation physics using large scale detectors at the Kamland project in Japan.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Matthew Gooden  
  • Sean Finch  
  • Anthony L. Hutcheson  
  • James H. Esterline  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Chitra Bhatia (2011/12-present)  
  • Rajarshi Raut (2009 - July 31, 2011)  
  • Gencho Rusev (2008 - November 14, 2011)  
  • Elaine Kwan (2008 - July 31, 2010)  
  • Kengo Nakamura (2000-2005)  
  • Christopher D. Roper (1999 - 2000)  
  • Richard T. Braun (1998 - 1999)  
  • Dinko Gonzalez Trotter (1998 - 1999)  
  • Richard T. Braun (1998 - 1999)  
  • Dinko E. Gonzalez Trotter (1997 - 1999)