Kip Stephen Thorne (born June 1, 1940) is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate, known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics. A longtime friend and colleague of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, he was the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) until 2009 and is one of the world's leading experts on the astrophysical implications of Einstein's general theory of relativity. He continues to do scientific research and scientific consulting, most notably for the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar.
Six decades removed from his graduation from Logan High School, Nobel Prize winner Kip Thorne is returning to Cache Valley to present a lecture entitled “My Journey through Space and Time: The Big Bang, Black Holes, and Gravitational Waves.”
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Logan High School Auditorium.