Kip S. Thorne (Q323320)

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American physicist
  • Kip Stephen Thorne
  • Kip Thorne
  • K.S. Thorne
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Kip S. Thorne
American physicist
  • Kip Stephen Thorne
  • Kip Thorne
  • K.S. Thorne

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Kip Stephen Thorne (English)
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for the first direct detection of gravitational waves, confirming a central prediction of Einstein’s General Relativity and opening a new window to the Universe. Also for identifying the source as a merger of two giant black holes, and for the unprecedented technological achievement represented by this laser interferometer experiment. (English)
for conceiving and designing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), whose recent direct detection of gravitational waves opens a new window in astronomy, with the first remarkable discovery being the merger of a pair of stellar mass black holes. (English)
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Kip Thorne
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