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. B Löher, D Savran, T Aumann, J Beller, M Bhike, N Cooper, V Derya, M Duchêne, J Endres, A Hennig, P Humby, J Isaak, JH Kelley, M Knörzer, N Pietralla, VY Ponomarev, C Romig, M Scheck, H Scheit, J Silva, AP Tonchev, W Tornow, F Wamers, H Weller, V Werner and A Zilges, The decay pattern of the Pygmy Dipole Resonance of 140Ce, Physics Letters B, vol. 756 (May, 2016), pp. 72-76 [doi] .
  2. V Derya, N Tsoneva, T Aumann, M Bhike, J Endres, M Gooden, A Hennig, J Isaak, H Lenske, B Löher, N Pietralla, D Savran, W Tornow, V Werner and A Zilges, Decay of quadrupole-octupole 1- states in Ca 40 and Ce 140, Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, vol. 93 no. 3 (March, 2016) [doi]  [abs].
  3. K Asakura, A Gando, Y Gando, T Hachiya, S Hayashida, H Ikeda, K Inoue, K Ishidoshiro, T Ishikawa, S Ishio, M Koga, S Matsuda, T Mitsui, D Motoki, K Nakamura, S Obara, T Oura, I Shimizu, Y Shirahata, J Shirai, A Suzuki, H Tachibana, K Tamae, K Ueshima, H Watanabe, BD Xu, A Kozlov, Y Takemoto, S Yoshida, K Fushimi, A Piepke, TI Banks, BE Berger, BK Fujikawa, T O’Donnell, JG Learned, J Maricic, S Matsuno, M Sakai, LA Winslow, Y Efremenko, HJ Karwowski, DM Markoff, W Tornow, JA Detwiler, S Enomoto and MP Decowski, KamLAND SENSITIVITY TO NEUTRINOS FROM PRE-SUPERNOVA STARS, The Astrophysical Journal, vol. 818 no. 1 (February, 2016), pp. 91-91 [doi] .
  4. K Asakura, A Gando, Y Gando, T Hachiya, S Hayashida, H Ikeda, K Inoue, K Ishidoshiro, T Ishikawa, S Ishio, M Koga, S Matsuda, T Mitsui, D Motoki, K Nakamura, S Obara, M Otani, T Oura, I Shimizu, Y Shirahata, J Shirai, A Suzuki, H Tachibana, K Tamae, K Ueshima, H Watanabe, BD Xu, H Yoshida, A Kozlov, Y Takemoto, S Yoshida, K Fushimi, TI Banks, BE Berger, BK Fujikawa, T O'Donnell, LA Winslow, Y Efremenko, HJ Karwowski, DM Markoff, W Tornow, JA Detwiler, S Enomoto and MP Decowski, Search for double-beta decay of 136Xe to excited states of 136Ba with the KamLAND-Zen experiment, Nuclear Physics A, vol. 946 (February, 2016), pp. 171-181 [doi] .
  5. W Tornow, M Bhike, B Fallin and Krishichayan, Fast-neutron-induced potential background near the value of neutrinoless double- decay of, Physical Review C, vol. 93 no. 1 (January, 2016) [doi] .

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)