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Kip Thorne
Thorne in August 2007
BornKip Stephen Thorne
(1940-06-01) June 1, 1940 (age 80)
Logan, Utah, U.S.
Gravitational physics
InstitutionsCalifornia Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorJohn Archibald Wheeler
Doctoral studentsWilliam L. Burke[1]
Carlton M. Caves
Lee Samuel Finn
Sándor J. Kovács
David L. Lee
Alan Lightman
Don N. Page
William H. Press
Richard H. Price
Bernard F. Schutz
Saul Teukolsky
Clifford Martin Will
Known forThorne-Żytkow object
Roman arch
Thorne-Hawking-Preskill bet
Notable awardsLilienfeld Prize (1996)
Albert Einstein Medal (2009)[2]
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)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Kip Stephen Thorne (born June 1, 1940) is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate. He is known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics.

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".[3][4][5][6]