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Thorne, Kip S.

Overview
Works: 144 works in 413 publications in 8 languages and 8,907 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, Editor, Thesis advisor, win, Other, 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 )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,442 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 )

57 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 2017 in 3 languages and held by 636 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."--
Black holes : the membrane paradigm by Kip S Thorne( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Russian and held by 551 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 )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 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
Gravitation theory and gravitational collapse by B. Kent Harrison( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interstellar by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 419 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 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomers and astrophysicists discuss a supermassive black hole that has been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy
Systems with small dissipation by V. B Braginskiĭ( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 231 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
Stars and relativity by I︠A︡. B Zelʹdovich( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Errol Morris (The Fog of War) turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris's documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking's body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination
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 130 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
Time Travel( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 105 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."
Gekrümmter Raum und verbogene Zeit : Einsteins Vermächtnis by Kip S Thorne( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of interstellar by Kip S Thorne( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated film, Interstellar, from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne
Le cours de physique de Feynman by Richard P Feynman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extent to which the "Feynman Physics Course" has been successful since its publication is explained by its fundamentally innovative nature. Richard Feynman, who was a university professor at the age of twenty-four, expressed in this course, before obtaining the Nobel Prize in Physics, an experimental and extremely personal vision of the teaching of physics. This vision has since won the support of physicists around the world, making this book a classic. This five-volume course (Electromagnetism 1, Electromagnetism 2, Mechanics 1, Mechanics 2, Quantum Mechanics) is intended for students of all levels who will find both the basic notions free of any useless mathematical apparatus, as well as the most advanced of the exciting science of physics. This new corrected edition also benefits from a more airy layout for better reading comfort. -- Google translated Publisher Description
Black holes : the ultimate abyss( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 41 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
Le cours de physique de Feynman by Richard P Feynman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kip S. Thorne

Kip S. Thorne American physicist

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Thorne, K. 1940-

Thorne, K. S.

Thorne, K. S. 1940-

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Thorne, Kip Stephen

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Torn, K.

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Torn, Kip S.

Κιπ Θορν

Кип Торн американски физичар

Кип Торн американский астрофизик

Кіп Торн американський астрофізик, нобелівський лауреат (2017)

Торн, Кип С.

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קיפ תורן

קיפ תורן פיזיקאי אמריקאי

كيب ثورن فيزيائي أمريكي

کیپ تورن

کیپ تورن ستاره‌شناس، فیزیک‌دان، و نویسنده آمریکایی

কিপ থর্ন

কিপ থর্ন মার্কিন পদার্থবিজ্ঞানী

கிப் தோர்ன் அமெரிக்க தத்துவார்த்த இயற்பியலாளர்

കിപ് തോൺ

손, 킵 1940-

손, 킵 S. 1940-

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キップ・ソーン

ソーン, キップ・S

基普·索恩

Languages
English (197)

French (10)

German (8)

Chinese (7)

Spanish (7)

Thai (5)

Russian (2)

Korean (2)