Kip Thorne (Nobel Prize 2017) Age, Biography, Facts & More
Kip Stephen Thorne
Gravitational Physics, Astrophysics
Geometrodynamics of Cylindrical Systems
John Archibald Wheeler
1967: 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
in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
in Kilograms- 60 kg
in Pounds- 132 lbs
Date of Birth
June 1, 1940
Age (as in 2017)
Zodiac sign/Sun sign
California Institute of Technology, California
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Linda Jean Peterson (m. 1960-1977)
Carolee Alison Thorne (m. 1984-present)
Son- Bret Carter Daughters- Kares Anne
Some Lesser Known Facts About Kip Thorne
Does Kip Thorne smoke?: Not Known
Does Kip Thorne drink alcohol?: Not Known
Owing to the academic environment at his home, two of his four siblings ended up being professors.
He is one of the world’s leading experts on the astrophysical implications of General Theory of Relativity.
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.
He was a colleague of Cosmologist, Stephen Hawking and former Astronomer, Carl Sagan.
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.
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.