Werner Tornow, Professor Emeritus  

Office Location: 414 TUNL
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. J. Isaak, D. Savran, M.Fritzsche, D. Galaviz, T. Hartman, S. Kamerdzhiev, J.H. Kelley, E. Kwan, N. Pietralla, C. Romig, G. Rusev, K. Sonnabend, A.P. Tonchev, W. Tornow, A. Zilges, Investigation of low-lying electric dipole strength in the semimagic nucleus 44Ca, Phys. Rev. C 83, 034304 (2011) .
  2. A. Gando et al.,KamLAND Collaboration, including W. Tornow, Constraints on theta13 from a three-flavor oscillation analysis of reactor antineutrinos at KamLAND, Phy. Rev. D 83, 052002 (2011) .
  3. E. Kwan, G.Rudev, A.S. Adekola, F. Doenau, S.L. Hammond, C.R. Howell, H.J. Karwowski, J.H. Kelley, R.S. Pedroni, R.Raut, A.P. Tonchev, W. Tornow, Discrete deexcitations in 235U below 3 MeV from nuclear resonance fluorescence, Phys. Rev. C 83, 041601(R) (2011) .
  4. R. Raut, A.S. Crowell, B. Fallin, C.R. Howell, C. Huibregtse, J.H. Kelley, T. Kawano, E. Kwan, G. Rusev, A.P. Tonchev, W. Tornow, D.J. Vieira, J.B. Wilhelmy, Cross-section measaurements of neutron-induced reactions on GaAs using monoenergetic beams from 7.5 to 15 MeV, Phys. Rev. C 83, 044621 (2011) .
  5. A. Gando et al., (KamLAND Collaboration, including W. Tornow, Partial radiogenic heat model for Earth revealed by geoneutrino measurements, Nature Geoscience, 4, 647 (2011) .

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)