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. Benouaret, N; Beller, J; Pai, H; Pietralla, N; Ponomarev, VY; Romig, C; Schnorrenberger, L; Zweidinger, M; Scheck, M; Isaak, J; Savran, D; Sonnabend, K; Raut, R; Rusev, G; Tonchev, AP; Tornow, W; Weller, HR; Kelley, JH, Dipole response of the odd-proton nucleus 205 Tl up to the neutron-separation energy, Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, vol. 43 no. 11 (November, 2016), pp. 115101-115101 [doi] .
  2. Gando, A; Gando, Y; Hachiya, T; Hayashi, A; Hayashida, S; Ikeda, H; Inoue, K; Ishidoshiro, K; Karino, Y; Koga, M; Matsuda, S; Mitsui, T; Nakamura, K; Obara, S; Oura, T; Ozaki, H; Shimizu, I; Shirahata, Y; Shirai, J; Suzuki, A; Takai, T; Tamae, K; Teraoka, Y; Ueshima, K; Watanabe, H; Kozlov, A; Takemoto, Y; Yoshida, S; Fushimi, K; Piepke, A; Banks, TI; Berger, BE; Fujikawa, BK; O’Donnell, T; Learned, JG; Maricic, J; Sakai, M; Winslow, LA; Krupczak, E; Ouellet, J; Efremenko, Y; Karwowski, HJ et al., A SEARCH FOR ELECTRON ANTINEUTRINOS ASSOCIATED WITH GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE EVENTS GW150914 AND GW151226 USING KAMLAND, Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 829 no. 2 (October, 2016), pp. L34-L34 [doi] .
  3. Gando, A; Gando, Y; Hachiya, T; Hayashi, A; Hayashida, S; Ikeda, H; Inoue, K; Ishidoshiro, K; Karino, Y; Koga, M; Matsuda, S; Mitsui, T; Nakamura, K; Obara, S; Oura, T; Ozaki, H; Shimizu, I; Shirahata, Y; Shirai, J; Suzuki, A; Takai, T; Tamae, K; Teraoka, Y; Ueshima, K; Watanabe, H; Kozlov, A; Takemoto, Y; Yoshida, S; Fushimi, K; Banks, TI; Berger, BE; Fujikawa, BK; O'Donnell, T; Winslow, LA; Efremenko, Y; Karwowski, HJ; Markoff, DM; Tornow, W; Detwiler, JA; Enomoto, S; Decowski, MP, Search for Majorana Neutrinos Near the Inverted Mass Hierarchy Region with KamLAND-Zen., Physical Review Letters, vol. 117 no. 8 (August, 2016), pp. 082503 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Ries, PC; Beck, T; Beller, J; Krishichayan, ; Gayer, U; Isaak, J; Löher, B; Mertes, L; Pai, H; Pietralla, N; Romig, C; Savran, D; Schilling, M; Tornow, W; Werner, V; Zweidinger, M, Nuclear Resonance Fluorescence off 54 Cr: The Onset of the Pygmy Dipole Resonance, Journal of Physics, vol. 724 (June, 2016), pp. 012040-012040 [doi] .
  5. Löher, B; Savran, D; Aumann, T; Beller, J; Bhike, M; Cooper, N; Derya, V; Duchêne, M; Endres, J; Hennig, A; Humby, P; Isaak, J; Kelley, JH; Knörzer, M; Pietralla, N; Ponomarev, VY; Romig, C; Scheck, M; Scheit, H; Silva, J; Tonchev, AP; Tornow, W; Wamers, F; Weller, H; Werner, V; Zilges, A, The decay pattern of the Pygmy Dipole Resonance of 140Ce, Physics Letters B, vol. 756 (May, 2016), pp. 72-76 [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)