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Kip S. Thorne
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017
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