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Thorne, Kip S.

Overview
Works: 167 works in 453 publications in 10 languages and 11,081 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Science films  Science television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, win, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Creator, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kip S Thorne
Black holes and time warps : Einstein's outrageous legacy by Kip S Thorne( Book )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them." "Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam; gravitational waves, which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago; and time machines, for traveling backward and forward in time." "Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers. In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: what principles control our universe and why do physicists think they know the things they think they know?" "Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has been one of the greatest best-sellers in publishing history. Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind-stretching experience, with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component."--Jacket
Brief answers to the big questions by Stephen Hawking( Book )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues. Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? ​​These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history. Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking's daughter, Lucy." --
Gravitation by Charles W Misner( Book )

58 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth study of Einstein's theory of gravity using modern formalism and notation of differential geometry, and documenting the revolutionary techniques developed to test the theory of general relativity
The science of Interstellar by Kip S Thorne( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie's jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne's scientific insights many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar, describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible."--
Quantum measurement by V. B Braginskiĭ( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an up-to-date introduction to the quantum theory of measurement, a fast developing field of intense current interest to scientists and engineers for its potential high technology applications. It is also a subject of importance to students for its central role in the foundations of quantum mechanics. Although the main principles of the field were elaborated in the 1930s by Bohr, Schrödinger, Heisenberg, von Neumann and Mandelstam, it was not until the 1980s that technology became sufficiently advanced to allow its application in real experiments. Quantum measurement is now central to many ultra-high technology developments, such as squeezed light, single atom traps, and searches for gravitational radiation. It is also considered to have great promise for computer science and engineering, particularly for its applications in information processing and transfer. The book contains a pedagogical introduction to the relevant theory written at a level accessible to those with only a modest background in quantum mechanics. It then goes on to discuss aspects of the design of practical quantum measurement systems. This book is essential reading for all scientists and engineers interested in the potential applications of technology near the quantum limit. It will also serve as an ideal supplement to standard quantum mechanics textbooks at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level
Black holes : the membrane paradigm by Kip S Thorne( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Russian and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pedagogical introduction to the physics of black holes. The membrane paradigm represents the four-dimensional spacetime of the black hole's "event horizon" as a two-dimensional membrane in three-dimensional space, allowing the reader to understand and compute the behavior of black holes in complex astrophysical environments
Gravitation theory and gravitational collapse by B. Kent Harrison( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interstellar by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home
Monster of the Milky Way( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomers and astrophysicists discuss a supermassive black hole that has been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy
Modern classical physics : optics, fluids, plasmas, elasticity, relativity, and statistical physics by Kip S Thorne( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first-year graduate-level text and reference book covers the fundamental concepts and twenty-first-century applications of six major areas of classical physics that every masters- or PhD-level physicist should be exposed to, but often isn't: statistical physics, optics (waves of all sorts), elastodynamics, fluid mechanics, plasma physics, and special and general relativity and cosmology. Growing out of a full-year course that the eminent researchers Kip Thorne and Roger Blandford taught at Caltech for almost three decades, this book is designed to broaden the training of physicists. Its six main topical sections are also designed so they can be used in separate courses, and the book is an invaluable reference for researchers. Presents all the major fields of classical physics except three prerequisites: classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and elementary thermodynamics ; Elucidates the interconnections between diverse fields and explains their shared concepts and tools ; Focuses on fundamental concepts and modern, real-world applications ; Takes applications from fundamental, experiemental, and applied physics; astrophysics and cosmology; geophysics, oceanography, and meteorology; biophysics and chemical physics; engineering and optical science and technology; and information science and technology ; Emphasizes the quantum roots of classical physics and how to use quantum techniques to elucidate classical concepts or simplify classical calculations ; Features hundreds of color figures, some five hundred exercises, extensive cross-references, and a detailed index ; An online illustration package is available to professors. -- from back cover
Systems with small dissipation by V. B Braginskiĭ( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stars and relativity by I︠A︡. B Zelʹdovich( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, is one of the great minds of all time."--Www.imdb.com The film features interviews with family and colleagues, clips of his lectures, and some explanation of his theories
Le cours de physique de Feynman by Richard P Feynman( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in French and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trous noirs et distorsions du temps : l'héritage sulfureux d'Einstein by Kip S Thorne( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre raconte l'histoire, dont l'auteur a été l'un des acteurs, d'une quête de près de trente ans pour comprendre l'héritage transmis aux générations futures par Einstein, la théorie de la relativité générale et ses prédictions concernant l'univers, et pour découvrir où et comment la relativité échoue et ce qui la remplace alors
De antwoorden op de grote vragen by Stephen Hawking( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Dutch and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gekrümmter Raum und verbogene Zeit : Einsteins Vermächtnis by Kip S Thorne( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time Travel( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sagan and Kip Thorne postulate how time travel might one day be possible if an advanced civilization were able to harness and manipulate theoretical tunnels through space and time known as "wormholes."
Brief answers to the big questions by Stephen Hawking( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues. Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? ​​These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history. Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking's daughter, Lucy
The science of interstellar by Kip S Thorne( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in "The Science of Interstellar", Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie's jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne's scientific insights-many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar-describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible
 
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Black holes and time warps : Einstein's outrageous legacy
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GravitationQuantum measurementBlack holes : the membrane paradigmSystems with small dissipationStars and relativity
Alternative Names
Kip S. Thorne

Kip S. Thorne Ameerika Ühendriikide füüsik

Kip S. Thorne American physicist

Kip S. Thorne americký fyzik

Kip S. Thorne Físic teòric estatunidenc i premi Nobel

Kip S. Thorne físico estadounidense

Kip S. Thorne füsüdan Lamerikänik

Kip S. Thorne fysiker fra USA

Kip S. Thorne US-amerikanischer Physiker

Kip S. Thorne usona fizikisto

Kip Stephen Thorne ameriški fizik, astrofizik, kozmolog in nobelovec

Kip Stephen Thorne fisico statunitense

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Kip Thorne Amerikaans natuurkundige

Kip Thorne amerikai fizikus, 1940-

Kip Thorne Amerikan fizikçisi

Kip Thorne amerikansk teoretisk fysiker

Kip Thorne amerykański fizyk i astrofizyk, noblista

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Kip Thorne fizician american

Kip Thorne physicien américain

Kip Thorne US-amerikanischer Physiker

Thorne, K. 1940-

Thorne, K. S.

Thorne, K. S. 1940-

Thorne Kip

Thorne, Kip 1940-

Thorne, Kip S.

Thorne, Kip Stephen.

Thorne, Kip Stephen 1940-

Torn, K.

Torn, K. 1940-

Torn, Kip S.

Κιπ Θορν

Кип Торн

Кип Торн американски физичар

Кип Торн американский астрофизик

Кіп Торн американський астрофізик, нобелівський лауреат (2017)

Торн Кип С.

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קיפ תורן פיזיקאי אמריקאי

كيب ثورن فيزيائي أمريكي

کیپ تورن

کیپ تورن ستاره‌شناس، فیزیک‌دان، و نویسنده آمریکایی

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손, K. 1940-

손, 킵 1940-

손, 킵 S. 1940-

손, 킵 스테판 1940-

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キップ・ソーン

ソーン, キップ・S

基普·索恩

Languages
English (209)

French (9)

German (8)

Spanish (7)

Thai (5)

Chinese (3)

Italian (2)

Russian (2)

Korean (2)

Dutch (1)