Photo: A. Mahmoud
Kip S. Thorne
Born: 1 June 1940, Logan, UT, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration , California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA
Prize motivation: "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."
Prize share: 1/4