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. Tamkas, M; Açıksöz, E; Isaak, J; Beck, T; Benouaret, N; Bhike, M; Boztosun, I; Durusoy, A; Gayer, U; Krishichayan, ; Löher, B; Pietralla, N; Savran, D; Tornow, W; Werner, V; Zilges, A; Zweidinger, M, Low-lying dipole strength in the well-deformed nucleus 156 Gd, Nuclear Physics A, vol. 987 (July, 2019), pp. 79-89 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Tornow, W; Bhike, M; Finch, SW; Krishichayan,, Exploratory study of the 180m Ta(γ,γ ) 180 Ta reaction with mono-energetic low-energy photon beams at HIγS, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 928 (June, 2019), pp. 79-82 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Gando, A; Gando, Y; Hachiya, T; Ha Minh, M; Hayashida, S; Honda, Y; Hosokawa, K; Ikeda, H; Inoue, K; Ishidoshiro, K; Kamei, Y; Kamizawa, K; Kinoshita, T; Koga, M; Matsuda, S; Mitsui, T; Nakamura, K; Ono, A; Ota, N; Otsuka, S; Ozaki, H; Shibukawa, Y; Shimizu, I; Shirahata, Y; Shirai, J; Sato, T; Soma, K; Suzuki, A; Takeuchi, A; Tamae, K; Ueshima, K; Watanabe, H; Chernyak, D; Kozlov, A; Obara, S; Yoshida, S; Takemoto, Y; Umehara, S; Fushimi, K; Hirata, S; Berger, BE; Fujikawa, BK; Learned, JG; Maricic, J; Winslow, LA; Efremenko, Y; Karwowski, HJ; Markoff, DM; Tornow, W; O'Donnell, T; Detwiler, JA; Enomoto, S; Decowski, MP; Menéndez, J; Dvornický, R; Šimkovic, F; KamLAND-Zen Collaboration,, Precision Analysis of the ^{136}Xe Two-Neutrino ββ Spectrum in KamLAND-Zen and Its Impact on the Quenching of Nuclear Matrix Elements., Physical Review Letters, vol. 122 no. 19 (May, 2019), pp. 192501 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Isaak, J; Savran, D; Löher, B; Beck, T; Bhike, M; Gayer, U; Krishichayan, ; Pietralla, N; Scheck, M; Tornow, W; Werner, V; Zilges, A; Zweidinger, M, The concept of nuclear photon strength functions: A model-independent approach via (γ→,γγ) reactions, Physics Letters B, vol. 788 (January, 2019), pp. 225-230, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs].
  5. Tornow, W; Bhike, M; Finch, SW; Krishichayan, ; Tonchev, AP, Measurement of the in 115 (γ,γ′) in 115m inelastic scattering cross section in the 1.8 to 3.7 MeV energy range with monoenergetic photon beams MEASUREMENT of the in 115 (γ, ... W. TORNOW et al., Physical Review C, vol. 98 no. 6 (December, 2018) [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)