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Kip Thorne

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Kip Thorne
Kip Thorne at Caltech.jpg
Thorne in August 2007
Born
Kip Stephen Thorne

(1940-06-01) June 1, 1940 (age 79)
EducationCalifornia Institute of Technology (BS)
Princeton University (MS, PhD)
Known forThorne-Żytkow object
Roman arch
Thorne-Hawking-Preskill bet
AwardsLilienfeld Prize (1996)
Albert Einstein Medal (2009)[1]
Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2016)
Gruber Prize in Cosmology (2016)
Shaw Prize (2016)
Kavli Prize (2016)
Harvey Prize (2016)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2017)
Scientific career
FieldsAstrophysics
Gravitational physics
InstitutionsCalifornia Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorJohn Archibald Wheeler
Doctoral studentsWilliam L. Burke[2]
Carlton M. Caves
Lee Samuel Finn
Sándor J. Kovács
David L. Lee
Alan Lightman
Don N. Page
William H. Press
Richard H. Price
Bernard F. Schutz
Saul Teukolsky
Clifford Martin Will

Kip Stephen Thorne (born June 1, 1940) is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate. He is known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics.

In 2017, Thorne was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Rainer Weiss and Barry C. Barish "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves".[3][4][5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "einstein medal". Einstein-bern.ch. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  2. "Kip Stephen Thorne". Mathematics Geneaogy Project. North Dakota State University. Retrieved 6 Sep 2016.
  3. "The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017". The Nobel Foundation. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  4. Rincon, Paul; Amos, Jonathan (3 October 2017). "Einstein's waves win Nobel Prize". BBC News. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  5. Overbye, Dennis (3 October 2017). "2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  6. Kaiser, David (3 October 2017). "Learning from Gravitational Waves". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 October 2017.