Kip Thorne (Nobel Prize 2017) Age, Biography, Facts & More
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Kip Thorne (Nobel Prize 2017) Age, Biography, Facts & More


Bio Full NameKip Stephen Thorne ProfessionPhysicist FieldsGravitational Physics, Astrophysics ThesisGeometrodynamics of Cylindrical Systems Doctoral AdvisorJohn Archibald Wheeler Awards/Achievements1967: Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada 1992: Richtmyer Memorial Award 1994: Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science 1996: Karl Schwarzschild Medal, Lilienfeld Prize 2009: Albert Einstein Medal 2010: Niels Bohr International Gold Medal 2016: Gruber Prize in Cosmology, Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, The Shaw Prize, Harvey Prize, Kavli Prize 2017: Princess of Asturias Award for Technical & Scientific Research, Harvey Prize in Science and Technology, Nobel Prize in Physics Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm in meters- 1.70 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 7” Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 60 kg in Pounds- 132 lbs Eye ColourBrown Hair ColourN/A (Bald) Personal Life Date of BirthJune 1, 1940 Age (as in 2017)77 Years Birth PlaceLogan, Utah Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini NationalityAmerican HometownLogan SchoolNot Known College/UniversityCalifornia Institute of Technology, California Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey Educational QualificationsPh.D. FamilyFather- D. Wynne Thorne (Professor, Argonomist) Mother- Alison Thorne (Professor, Economist) Siblings- 4 ReligionAtheism Girls, Affairs and More Marital StatusMarried WifeLinda Jean Peterson (m. 1960-1977) Carolee Alison Thorne (m. 1984-present)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Kip Thorne

  1. Does Kip Thorne smoke?: Not Known

  2. Does Kip Thorne drink alcohol?: Not Known

  3. Owing to the academic environment at his home, two of his four siblings ended up being professors.

  4. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the astrophysical implications of General Theory of Relativity.

  5. Upon completing his doctorate, Kip went back to California Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in 1967. He then became a professor of Theoretical Physics there in 1970, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in 1981, and Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics in 1991.

  6. He was a colleague of Cosmologist, Stephen Hawking and former Astronomer, Carl Sagan.

  7. To pursue a career in movie making, he stepped down from his professorship in 2009. He then began working with Christopher Nolan on his first project, Interstellar.

  8. For his determining contributions to the observation of gravitational waves and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detector, he, along with Rainer Weiss and Barry Barish, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017.


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