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Thorne in August 2007
|Born||Kip Stephen Thorne|
June 1, 1940
Logan, Utah, U.S.
|Institutions||California Institute of Technology|
|Doctoral advisor||John Archibald Wheeler|
|Doctoral students||William L. Burke|
Carlton M. Caves
Lee Samuel Finn
Sándor J. Kovács
David L. Lee
Don N. Page
William H. Press
Richard H. Price
Bernard F. Schutz
Clifford Martin Will
|Known for||Thorne-Żytkow object|
|Notable awards||Lilienfeld Prize (1996)|
Albert Einstein Medal (2009)
Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2016)
Gruber Prize in Cosmology (2016)
Shaw Prize (2016)
Kavli Prize (2016)
Harvey Prize (2016)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2017)
In 2017, Thorne was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Rainer Weiss and Barry C. Barish "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves".
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