Ten fun facts about Kip S. Thorne


Fact 1
His book, "Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy" has been published in six different languages.

Fact 2
He is longtime friends with Stephen Hawking and the now deceased Carl Sagan.

Fact 3
After receiving a B.S. from Caltech and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, he became one of the youngest professors at the California Institute of Technology.


Fact 4
He has assisted at least 50 physicists in obtaining their Ph.D. at Caltech.

Fact 5
Thorne conducted research on whether or not time machines or wormholes actually exist. He was one of the first people to do so.

Fact 6
He has received numerous awards including, but not limited to, the Phi Beta Kappa Science Writing Award and the Albert Einstein Medal.

Fact 7
"Interstellar", a film directed by Christopher Nolan, is based on his theories of wormholes and gravity fields.

Fact 8
He predicted the theory that red supergiant stars existed.

Fact 9
He became interested in science when he was just 8 years old. He had attended a lecture on the solar system.

Fact 10
Not proven yet, he has a theory that there is an element allowing the expansion of the universe and possible warp drive technology.


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An American theoretical physicist.

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