Thorne, Kip S.
THORNE, Kip S.
THORNE, Kip S. American, b. 1940. Genres: Astronomy, Physics. Career: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, postdoctoral fellow in physics, 1965-66; California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, research fellow, 1966-67, associate professor, 1967-70, professor of theoretical physics, 1970-91, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, 1981-91, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, 1991-. University of Chicago, visiting associate professor, 1968; Moscow University, visiting professor, 1969, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1990; University of Utah, adjunct professor, 1971-98; Cornell University, visiting senior research associate, 1977, Andrew D. White Professor at Large, 1986-92. Lecturer at institutions in the US, United Kingdom, USSR, and Europe. Publications: (with B.K. Harrison, M. Wakano, and J.A. Wheeler) Gravitation Theory and Gravitational Collapse, 1965; (with A.G.W. Cameron) High Energy Astrophysics, Vol III, 1967; (with C.W. Misner and J.A. Wheeler) Gravitation, 1973; (with R.H. Price and D.M. Macdonald) Black Holes: The Membrane Paradigm, 1986; Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy, 1994. EDITOR: (with W.D. Arnett) Y.B. Zel'dovich and I.D. Novikov, Relativistic Astrophysics, Vol. I: Stars and Relativity, 1970; (with C. Eller) V.B. Braginsky, V.P. Mitrofanov, and V.I. Panov, Systems with Small Dissipation, 1985; V.B. Braginsky and F.Y. Khalili, Quantum Measurement, 1992; Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to scientific journals and popular magazines. Address: Department of Physics, 130-33 California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, U.S.A.