• Dr. Kip Thorne
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Thorne’s numerous honors include:

  • 1969 & 2004 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award in Physics and Astronomy
  • 1989 & 1990 Priroda (Russian) Readers Choice Science Writing Award
  • 1994 Phi Beta Kappa Science Writing Award
  • 1996 Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society
  • 1996 Karl Schwarzschild Medal of the German Astronomical Society
  • 2002 Robinson Prize in Cosmology from the University of Newcastle
  • 2005 The Common Wealth Award in Science
  • 2009 Albert Einstein Medal from the Albert Einstein Society in Berne Switzerland
  • 2010 UNESCO Niels Bohr Gold Medal from UNESCO

Thorne was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972, the National Academy of Sciences in 1973, the American Philosophical Society in 1999, and (as a foreign member) the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1999.

With John A. Wheeler and Charles W. Misner, Thorne coauthored in 1973 the textbook Gravitation, from which most of the present generation of scientists have learned general relativity.

He is co-author of Gravitation Theory and Gravitational Collapse (1965) and Black Holes: The Membrane Paradigm (1986). In 1994 he published the book Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy, a landmark book for non-scientists for which he received numerousward.

Kip Thorne has published more than 150 artcles in scholary journals.