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. MF Kidd, JH Esterline, SW Finch and W Tornow, Two-neutrino double-beta decay of 150Nd to excited final states, Phys. Rev. C. (January, Submitted, 2013) .
  2. SL Stepheneson, BE Crawford, WI Furman, EV Lychagin, AY Muzichka, GV Nekhaev, EI Sharapov, VN Shvetsov, AV Strelkov, BG Levakov, AC Lyzhin, YI Chernukhin, CR Howell, GE Mitchell, W Tornow and RA Showalter-Bucher, Direct measurement of n-n scattering – the gamma-ray induced outgassing complication, Journal of Physics G: Nuclear Physics (January, Submitted, 2013) .
  3. AGE al, K Collaboration and IW Tornow, A study of extraterrestrial antineutrino sources with the KamLAND detector, Phys. Rev. C (January, Accepted, 2013) .
  4. GJ Weisel, W Tornow, BJ Crowe, AS Crowell, JH Esterline, CR Howell, JH Kelley, RA Macri, RS Pedroni, RL Walter and H Witala, Neutron-deuteron analyzing power at 19.0 MeV, Phys. Rev., vol. C 81 (January, 2013), pp. 024003 .
  5. AGE al, K Collaborattion and IW Tornow, Geoneutrino Measurements with KamLAND: Towards a Test of the Earth's Composition Models, Science (January, Submitted, 2013) .

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)