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Thorne, Kip S.

Works: 141 works in 376 publications in 8 languages and 8,649 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Biography  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Science television programs  Documentary television programs  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 530
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Publications about Kip S Thorne
Publications by 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 )
38 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,471 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 )
51 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,629 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 )
15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 597 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 )
11 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Russian and held by 559 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 )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 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 )
6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
Interstellar by Christopher Nolan( visu )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 410 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 388 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 )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
N F by Steve Aoki( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
International DJ and producer Steve Aoki follows up the success of last year's Neon Future I with a sequel. It comes packed with amazing featured artists, including Linkin Park, Snoop Lion, and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo
A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking( visu )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 125 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 )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 124 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
Stars and relativity by I︠A︡. B Zelʹdovich( Book )
13 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
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Time travel ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 115 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 95 libraries worldwide
The Feynman lectures on physics by Richard P Feynman( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 71 libraries worldwide
T[hese] books [are] based upon a course of lectures in introductory physics given by Prof. R. P. Feynman at the California Institute of Technology during the academic year 1961-1962; it covers the first year of the two year introductory course taken by all Caltech freshmen and sophormores, and was followed in 1962-63 by a similar series covering the second year
The science of interstellar by Kip S Thorne( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated film, Interstellar, from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne
Black holes : the ultimate abyss ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 45 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 )
13 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and French and held by 43 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Kip Stephen Thorne fisico statunitense
Kip Thorne Amerikaans natuurkundige
Kip Thorne amerikai fizikus
Kip Thorne physicien américain
Kip Thorne physicist
Kip Thorne US-amerikanischer Physiker
Thorne, K. 1940-
Thorne, K. S.
Thorne, K. S. 1940-
Thorne, Kip
Thorne, Kip 1940-
Torn, K.
Torn, K. 1940-
Torn, Kip S.
Κιπ Θορν
Кип Торн американский астрофизик
Торн, Кип С.
Торн, Кип Стивен американский астрофизик
קיפ תורן
كيب ثورن
کیپ تورن ستاره‌شناس، فیزیک‌دان، و نویسنده آمریکایی
কিপ থর্ন
손, 킵 1940-
손, 킵 S. 1940-
킵 손
ソーン, キップ・S
English (181)
German (8)
French (8)
Chinese (8)
Spanish (5)
Thai (5)
Russian (2)
Korean (2)
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