Kip Thorne

Physicist, Academic

1940 –

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Who is Kip Thorne?

Kip Stephen Thorne is an American theoretical physicist, known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics. A longtime friend and colleague of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, he was the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology until 2009 and one of the world's leading experts on the astrophysical implications of Einstein's general theory of relativity. He continues to do scientific research, and is reported to work on the 2014 science-fiction film Interstellar.

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Born
Jun 1, 1940
Logan
Also known as
  • Kip Stephen Thorne
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, California Institute of Technology
    Physics
    ( - 1962)
  • PhD, Princeton University
    Physics
    ( - 1965)
Employment
  • California Institute of Technology
Lived in
  • California

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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