Niels Bohr Lecture by professor Kip S. Thorne – Niels Bohr Institutet - Københavns Universitet

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Niels Bohr Lecture by professor Kip S. Thorne

A Nobel Prize talk December 14 at 16:15 in Aud. 1 at HCØ

Title: LIGO, and Gravitational Waves:  Adventures of a Theorist in a World of Experimenters

Kip S. Thorne received 1/4 Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.

Abstract: Thorne will describe his personal experiences, and those of his theory students, in their 45 year effort to help experimental physicists create gravitational-wave astronomy.  He will also describe the quest to use gravitational waves to explore the warped side of the universe.

  • AUD. 1 at HCØ, at 16:15, Thursday, December 14, 2017

As usual, coffee, tea and cookies will be served in front of the auditorium at 15:55.

More here on his homepage at Caltech >>

About Kip S. Thorne

In 2010 Kip Thorne received UNESCO's Niels Bohr Gold Medal. Read more >>

Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 >>

The warped side of the universe

Professor Kip Stephen Thorne, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Professor Kip Stephen Thorne has made pioneering contributions to the study of black holes and gravitational waves. He has spearheaded the efforts to look experimentally for gravitational waves, which could tell about violent events in the universe. Thorne has worked closely with John Wheeler, who was a co-author to Niels Bohr’s groundbreaking article on nuclear fission in 1939.

Produced by: The Niels Bohr Institute Duration: 35:15 min. 

Lecture in 2010 at the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters >>