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

Kip Thorne

Full NameKip Stephen Thorne
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
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
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeLinda Jean Peterson (m. 1960-1977)
Carolee Alison Thorne (m. 1984-present)
Kip Thorne With His Wife
ChildrenSon- Bret Carter
Daughters- Kares Anne

Nobel Prize 2017 Winner Kip Thorne

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.