Kip S. Thorne

Kip S. Thorne WF ’62 is the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus at Caltech. He is a recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, together with his colleagues, for “decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.” Other recognition for his work on gravitation waves includes: the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the Shaw Prize, the Gruber Prize in Cosmology, the Tomalla Prize, the Georges Lemaître Prize, and, the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics. Science called it “the breakthrough of the year.” Read more about Dr. Thorne here.


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