Kip S. Thorne

Nobel Prize Winning Theoretical Physicist & Author, The Science of Interstellar

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Travels From: Los Angeles, USA

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Nobel Prize Speaker Kip S. Thorne
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    Kip S. Thorne

    Nobel Prize Winning Theoretical Physicist & Author, The Science of Interstellar

    Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

    Travels From: Los Angeles, USA

    Kip S. Thorne is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Kip S. Thorne Speaker Biography

    Kip Thorne was born in 1940 in Logan, Utah, USA, and is currently the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). From 1967 to 2009, he led a Caltech research group working in relativistic astrophysics and gravitational physics, with emphasis on relativistic stars, black holes, and especially gravitational waves. Fifty three students received their PhD’s under his mentorship, and he mentored roughly sixty postdoctoral students.

    He co-authored the textbooks Gravitation (1973, with Charles Misner and John Archibald Wheeler) and Modern Classical Physics (2017, with Roger Blandford), and was sole author of Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy.

    Speaker Kip Thorne was cofounder (with Rainer Weiss and Ronald Drever) of the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) Project. LIGO – in the hands of a younger generation of physicists – made the breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves arriving at Earth from the distant universe on September 14, 2015. For his contributions to LIGO and to gravitational wave research, Thorne has shared the Nobel Prize in Physics, and other major awards.

    In 2009 Kip Thorne stepped down from his Caltech professorship to ramp up a new career at the interface between art and science, including the movie Interstellar (which sprang from a Treatment he co-authored, and for which he was Executive Producer and Science Advisor).

    Thorne is also the author of the international bestseller The Sciencie of Interstellar, the book based on the amazing physical events behind the acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s film. He is also the author of other successful books such as Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy, a fascinating book about the great legacy of Albert Einstein where Thorne delves us into a world of black holes, singularities, neutron stars and even .. time machines!

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    Kip S. Thorne Keynote Topics

    Interstellar, by filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic journey far beyond our solar system. However, in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped Nolan in the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the amazing events of the film and the stunning images never before attempted are based on real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as a scientific advisor in the film and then goes on to science itself in this fascinating keynote speech.

    Kip Thorne, a physicist awarded the Nobel Prize in 2017 and executive producer of Interstellar, has spent 30 years of his life seeking to understand the legacy left by the great Albert Einstein for the next generations. This great work, summarized in his bestselling book and in this conference, will take you through the fascinating world of black holes, white dwarfs, neutron stars, gravitational waves, singularities, wormholes and even time machines.

    Kip S. Thorne Speaking Videos

    Kip S. Thorne - My Romance with Caltech and with Black Holes
    Kip Thorne - Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves