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Thorne, Kip S.

Works: 129 works in 297 publications in 8 languages and 7,695 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Popular works  Film adaptations  Observations  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Thesis advisor, Commentator
Classifications: QC6, 530.11
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Kip S Thorne
Most widely held works by Kip S Thorne
Black holes and time warps : Einstein's outrageous legacy by Kip S Thorne( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,522 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
Gravitation by Charles W Misner( Book )

49 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,599 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
Black holes : the membrane paradigm by Kip S Thorne( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 546 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
Quantum measurement by V. B Braginskiĭ( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravitation theory and gravitational collapse by B. Kent Harrison( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monster of the Milky Way( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomers and astrophysicists discuss a supermassive black hole that has been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy
A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 278 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." The film features interviews with family and colleagues, clips of his lectures, and some explanation of his theories
Systems with small dissipation by V. B Braginskiĭ( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of Interstellar by Kip S Thorne( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 186 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."--Publisher's description
Stars and relativity by I︠A︡. B Zelʹdovich( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These authors ranked among the greatest astrophysicists of the 20th century, and their work is remarkable for its deep physical insights and clarity of presentation. This book explores general relativity, properties of matter under astrophysical conditions, stars, and stellar systems. It constitutes a valuable resource for today's physicists, astronomers, and graduate students. 1971 edition
Time travel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 136 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."
Trous noirs et distorsions du temps : l'héritage sulfureux d'Einstein by Kip S Thorne( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 118 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
Gekrümmter Raum und verbogene Zeit : Einsteins Vermächtnis by Kip S Thorne( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cours de physique de Feynman by Richard P Feynman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black holes the ultimate abyss( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nothing psyches up a physicist quite like a black hole, a star that has died and yielded to the gaping maw of gravity. Listen as Stephen Hawking, aided by 3-D animation, explains the concept of space-time and how black holes are formed. Allow yourself to be drawn to the edge of a black hole -- the event horizon -- and imagine what life would be like inside."--Container
Relativistic astrophysics by I︠A︡. B Zelʹdovich( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativistic astrophysics by I︠A︡. B Zelʹdovich( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravity waves, as yet undetected but predicted by Albert Einstein, may contain the answers to many questions about the universe. Soviet scientist Leonid Grishchuk and American scientist Kip Thorne describe their attempts to prove the existence of the waves. The episode also vists a gravity-wave detector prototype and describes the three-mile-long full-scale version, planned for construction in the late 1990s. Grishchuk and scientist Stephen Hawking meet
From black holes to time warps : Einstein's outrageous legacy by Kip S Thorne( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Black holes and time warps : Einstein's outrageous legacy
Alternative Names
Thorne, K. 1940-

Thorne, K. S.

Thorne, K. S. 1940-

Thorne, Kip

Thorne, Kip 1940-

Torn, K.

Torn, K. 1940-

Torn, Kip S.

Торн, Кип С.

ソーン, キップ・S

GravitationBlack holes : the membrane paradigmQuantum measurementSystems with small dissipationStars and relativity