Publications
as of 7 June 2010
Books and Thesis
Technical Articles
Publications of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
Abstracts of Papers Presented at Meetings
"Letters to the Editor," Book Reviews, and Prefaces to Books
Encyclopedia Articles, Popular Articles, and Semipopular Articles
Books and Articles Edited by K.S. Thorne
Films
LIGO Technical Reports, Unpublished
Papers in Press

I. Books and Thesis

 B.K. Harrison, K.S. Thorne, M. Wakano, and J.A. Wheeler,
Gravitation Theory and Gravitational Collapse (University
of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1965) 177 pp.
 K.S. Thorne, Geometrodynamics of Cylindrical Systems, Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton University, 1965, 275 pp.; available
from University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
http://wwwlib.umi.com/dissertations/
 A.G.W. Cameron and K.S. Thorne, High Energy Astrophysics, Vol. 3, eds. C. DeWitt, E. Schatzman, P. Veron (Gordon and
Breach, New York, 1967) 449 pp.
 C.W. Misner, K.S. Thorne, and J.A. Wheeler, Gravitation, (W.H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco, 1973), 1279 pp.
 Russian edition: Gravitatsya, 3 volumes, translated
by A.G. Polnarev (Mir, Moscow, 1977).
 Chinese edition: translated by Li Shuxian with Chen Bingqian,
Ma Er, and Chen Xianmou (Chen Chung Book Co. Ltd, Taipei,
1997) 1294 pp.
 Japanese edition: (Maruzen Publishing Co., Ltd, Tokyo, 2011) 1324 pp.
 K.S. Thorne, R.H. Price, and D.M. Macdonald, Black
Holes: The Membrane Paradigm (Yale University Press,
New Haven, CT., 1986), 367 pp.
 Russian edition: Cherniye Diri: Membranii Podxod, translated by A.G. Polnarev, ed. I.D. Novikov and
V.P. Frolov (Izdatel'stvo Mir, Moscow, 1988).
 K.S. Thorne, Gravitational
Waves: A New Window Onto the Universe, (unpublished, 1989).
 K.S. Thorne, Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous
Legacy (W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1994).
 British edition: (Picador, London, 1994)
 German edition: Gekrümmter Raum und verbogene
Zeit (Droemer Knaur, Munich, 1994)
 Czech edition: (Mlada Fronta, Prague, Czech Republic, 2004)
 Polish edition: (Proszynski i Ska, Warsaw, Poland, 2005)
 Spanish edition: Agujeros Negros y Tiempo Curvo (Crítica, Barcelona, 1995)
 French edition: Trous Noirs et Distortions du Temps, (Flammarion, Paris, 1997)
 Japanese edition: (Hakuyosha, Tokyo, 1997)
 Greek edition: (Kατoπτρo, Athens,
1999)
 Chinese edition: (Hunan Science & Technology, Hunan, 2005)
 Korean edition: (Erum, Seol, Korea, 2005)
 Russian edition: (FizMatLit Publishing House, 2007)
 Thai edition: (Matichon Publishing House, Bangkok, Thailand,
2008)
 Italian Edition: Buchi neri e salti temporali (Lit Edizioni srl, Castel Gandolfo, Italy, 2014)
 K. S. Thorne, The Science of Interstellar (WW Norton & Company, New York, 2014).
 Korean edition: (Kachi Publishing Co., Seoul, 2015)
 Polish edition: (Proszynski I Ska, Warsaw, 2015)
 Russian edition: (Mann, Ivanov, and Ferber, Moscow, 2015)
 Turkish edition: (Alfa Basim Yayim Dagitim, Istanbul, 2015)
 Chinese complex edition: (Cheers Publising Co., Beijing, 2015)
 Chinese simplified edition: (Azoth Books Co., Taiwan, 2015)
 Hungarian edition: (Europa Konyvkiado, Budapest, 2015)
 Thai edition: (Matichon Publishing House, Bangkok,
2015)
 K. S. Thorne and R. D. Blandford, Modern Classical Physics (Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ, 2016, in press).

II. Technical Articles

 K.S. Thorne, "The
Theory of Synchrotron Radiation from Stars with Dipole Magnetic
Fields," Astrophysical Journal Supplement
Series, 8, 129 (1963).
 K.S. Thorne and E. Kashy, "The Reactions Rh^{103}
(p,d)Rh^{102} and ^{Rh}103
(p,t) Rh^{ 101} at 16.8 eV," Nuclear Physics, 60,
3548 (1964).
 K.S. Thorne, "Dependence of Jupiter's
Decimeter Radiation on the Electron Distribution in its Van Allen
Belts," presented
at the Symposium on Planetary Atmospheres and Surfaces as Deduced from
Radio Observations, held at Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, May 2427,
1965. Published with proceedings of the symposium in Radio
Science, 69D, 15571560 (1965).
 K.S. Thorne, "The Instability of a
Toroidal Magnetic Geon against Gravitational Collapse," Chapter 7 of Quasistellar
Sources and Gravitational Collapse, eds. I. Robinson, A. Schild,
E. Schucking (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1965), pp.
8392.
 K.S. Thorne, "Energy
of Infinitely Long Cylindrically Symmetric Systems in General Relativity," Physical Review,
138, B251B266 (1965).
 K.S. Thorne, "The
Absolute Stability of Melvin's Magnetic Universe," Physical Review, 139, B244B254
(1965).
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational
Collapse and the Death of a Star,"
Science, 150, 16711679 (1965).
 K.S. Thorne, "Validity
in General Relativity of the Schwarzschild Criterion for Convection," Astrophysical Journal,
144, 201205 (1966).
 J.M. Bardeen, K.S. Thorne, and D.W. Meltzer, "A
Catalogue of Methods for Studying the Normal Modes of Radial Oscillation
of GeneralRelativistic Stellar Models," Astrophysical Journal,
145, 505513 (1966).
 D.W. Meltzer and K.S. Thorne, "Normal
Modes of Radial Pulsation of Cold Stars at the Endpoint of Thermonuclear
Evolution,"
Astrophysical Journal, 145, 514543 (1966).
 K.S. Thorne, "The Resistance of Magnetic
Flux Against Gravitational Collapse," Proceedings of the Second Texas Symposium on
Relativistic Astrophysics, eds. I. Robinson, A. Schild,
E. Schucking (University of Texas Press, Austin, 1966), pp. 443450.
 K.S. Thorne, "The GeneralRelativistic
Theory of Stellar Structure and Dynamics," Proceedings of the International School of Physics
"Enrico Fermi," Course XXXV, at Varenna, Italy, July 1224,
1965, ed. L. Gratton (Academic Press, New York, 1966), pp. 166280.
 K.S. Thorne, "Primordial
Element Formation, Primordial Magnetic Fields, and the Isotropy
of the Universe," Astrophysical
Journal, 148, 5168 (1967).
 J. Fletcher, R. Clemens, R. Matzner, K.S. Thorne, and B.A.
Zimmerman, "Computer
Programs for Calculating GeneralRelativistic Curvature Tensors," Astrophysical
Journal, 148, L91L92 (1967).
 K.S. Thorne and B.A. Zimmerman, "'ALBERT', A Package of Four
Computer Programs for Calculating General Relativistic Curvature
Tensors and Equations of Motion," Grape Aide Technical Report, California
Institute of Technology, August 1967.
 K.S. Thorne and A. Campolattaro, "NonRadial
Pulsations of GeneralRelativistic Stellar Models  I. Analytic
Analysis 1 for l >=2," Astrophysical
Journal, 149
, 591611 (1967); ibid., 152, 673 (1968).
 W.L. Ames and K.S. Thorne, "The
Optical Appearance of a Star which is Collapsing through its Gravitational
Radius," Astrophysical
Journal, 151, 659670 (1968).
 K.S. Thorne and J.R. Ipser, "WhiteDwarf
and NeutronStar Interpretations of Pulsating Radio Sources," Astrophysical
Journal, 152, L71L75 (1968).
 J.B. Hartle and K.S. Thorne, "Slowly
Rotating Relativistic Stars. II. Models for Neutron Stars and Supermassive
Stars,"
Astrophysical Journal, 153, 802834 (1968).
 J.R. Ipser and K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic,
Spherically Symmetric Star Clusters. I. Stability Theory for Radial
Perturbations,"
Astrophysical Journal, 154, 251270 (1968).
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational
Radiation Damping," Physical
Review Letters 21, 320323 (1968).
 K.S. Thorne, "Astrophysical Relativity," in Fifth International
Conference on Gravitation and the Theory of Relativity  Abstracts
(Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, USSR, 1968), pp. 161173.
 R.H. Price and K.S. Thorne, "Nonradial
Pulsation of General Relativistic Stellar Models. II. Properties
of the Gravitational Waves," Astrophysical Journal, 155,
163182 (1969).
 V.L. Trimble and K.S. Thorne, "Spectroscopic
Binaries and Collapsed Stars," Astrophysical Journal, 156,
10131019 (1969).
 K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Gravitational
Effects in Pulsars,"
Comments on Astrophysics and Space Physics,
1, 1218 (1969).
 K.S. Thorne, "The Rotation and Pulsation
of General Relativistic Stellar Models," in Fluides et Champ Gravitationnel en Relativite
Generale (Editions du CNRS, Paris, 1969), pp. 247255.
 K.S. Thorne, "Nonradial
Pulsation of General Relativistic Stellar Models. III. Analytic
and Numerical Results for Neutron Stars," Astrophysical Journal, 158, 116 (1969).
 J.B. Hartle and K.S. Thorne, "Slowly
Rotating Relativistic Stars. III. Static Criterion for Stability," Astrophysical
Journal, 158, 719726 (1969).
 K.S. Thorne, "Nonradial
Pulsation of General Relativistic Stellar Models. IV. The WeakField
Limit," Astrophysical
Journal, 158, 9971019 (1969).
 E.D. Fackerell, J.R. Ipser, and K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic
Star Clusters," Comments on Astrophysics and Space Physics, 1, 134139 (1969).
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Radiation
from Collapsed Supernova Remnants," in Supernovae and Their Remnants, eds. P.J.
Brancazio and A.G.W. Cameron (Gordon and Breach, New York, 1969),
Chapter 9, pp. 165174.
 K.S. Thorne and C.M. Will, "HighPrecision Tests of General
Relativity," Comments on Astrophysics and Space Physics, 2, 3541 (1970).
 W.L. Burke and K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Radiation Damping,"
in Relativity, eds. M. Carmeli, S.I. Fickler, L. Witten
(Plenum Press, New York, 1970), pp. 209228.
 A. Campolattaro and K.S. Thorne, "Nonradial
Pulsation of GeneralRelativistic Stellar Models.
V. Analytic Analysis for l=1," Astrophysical
Journal, 159, 847858 (1970).
 G.S. BisnovatyiKogan and K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic
Gas Spheres and Clusters of Point Masses with Arbitrarily Large
Central Redshifts  Can They be Stable?," Astrophysical Journal, 160, 875885 (1970).
 K.S. Thorne, "Nonspherical Gravitational Collapse: Does it
Produce Black Holes?," Comments on Astrophysics and Space
Physics, 2, 191196 (1970).
 K.S. Thorne and C.M. Will, "Theoretical
Frameworks for Testing Relativistic Gravity. I. Foundations," Astrophysical Journal, 163, 595610 (1971).
 K.S. Thorne and J.J. Dykla, "Black
Holes in the DickeBransJordan Theory of Gravity," Astrophysical Journal, 166, L35L38 (1971).
 K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Stars, Black Holes, and Gravitational
Waves (Including an InDepth Review of the Theory of Rotating,
Relativistic Stars)," in General Relativity and Cosmology, ed. R.K.
Sachs (Academic Press, New York, 1971), pp. 237283.
 K.S. Thorne, C.M. Will, and W.T. Ni, "Theoretical Frameworks
for Testing Relativistic Gravity  A Review," Proceedings
of the Conference on Experimental Tests of Gravitation Theories, (1971)
pp. 1033; also published in "preprint form" by NORDITA for
distribution at the Sixth International Conference on General
Relativity, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 1971.
 W.H. Press and K.S. Thorne, "GravitationalWave
Astronomy,"
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics,
10, 335374 (1972); Russian Translation in Uspekhi Fizicheskikh
Nauk, 110, 569606 (1973).
 J.B. Hartle, K.S. Thorne, and S.M. Chitre, "Slowly
Rotating Relativistic Stars. VI. Stability of the QuasiRadial
Modes,"
Astrophysical Journal, 176, 177194 (1972).
 K.S. Thorne, Sections 1.14, 1.15, 10.36, and 11.56 of Teoriya
Tyagoteniya i Evolyutsiya Zvyozd (Ya. B. Zel'dovich and
I.D. Novikov authors of rest of book), Izdatel'stvo Nauka, Moscow, 1971).
 K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Stars and Gravitational Waves 
An Account for Nonrelativists," in Stellar Evolution,
eds. H.Y. Chiu and A. Muriel (The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1972), pp. 593641.
 K.S. Thorne, "Nonspherical Gravitational Collapse  A Short
Review," in Magic Without Magic: John Archibald Wheeler
, ed. J. Klauder (W.H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco, 1972), pp. 231258.
 K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic
Shocks: The Taub Adiabat," Astrophysical
Journal, 179, 897907 (1973).
 J.R. Ipser and K.S. Thorne, "Nonradial
Pulsation of General Relativistic Stellar Models. VI. Corrections," Astrophysical
Journal, 181, 181182 (1973).
 I.D. Novikov and K.S. Thorne, "Astrophysics
of Black Holes,"
in Black Holes, eds. C. DeWitt and B. DeWitt (Gordon
and Breach, Paris, 1973), pp. 343450.
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitation Theory," in Physics 50 Years
Later, (Washington, DC, 1973), pp. 301324.
 K.S. Thorne, D.L. Lee, and A.P. Lightman, "Foundations
for a Theory of Gravitation Theories," Physical Review D, 7, 35633578 (1973).


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 D.N. Page and K.S. Thorne, "Disk
Accretion onto a Black Hole. I. TimeAveraged Structure of Accretion
Disk," Astrophysical
Journal, 191, 499506 (1974).
 K.S. Thorne, "Disk
Accretion onto a Black Hole. II. Evolution of the Hole," Astrophysical Journal, 191, 507519(1974).
 K.S. Thorne, "How to Test Gravitation Theories by Means of
GravitationalWave Measurements," in Colloque Internation
aux C.N.R.S. No. 220, "Ondes et Radiations Gravitationelles," (Institut
Henri Poincare, Paris, 1974), pp. 214223.
 K.S. Thorne and R.H. Price, "Cygnus
X1: An Interpretation of the Spectrum and its Variability," Astrophysical Journal, 195, L101L105 (1975).
 K.S. Thorne and A.N. Zytkow, "Red
Giants and Supergiants with Degenerate Neutron Cores," Astrophysical Journal,
199, L19L24 (1975).
 K.S. Thorne and S.J. Kovacs, "The
Generation of Graviational Waves. I. WeakField Sources," Astrophysical Journal
, 200, 245262 (1975).
 K.S. Thorne, "Radio Emission from Stellar Winds of EarlyType
Stars," Orange Aid Preprint 421, California Institute of Technology,
August 1975; never published.
 K.S. Thorne, "A
Toroidal Solution of the Vacuum Einstein Field Equations," Journal of Mathematical Physics, 16, 18601865 (1975).
 K.S. Thorne and V.B. Braginsky, "GravitationalWave
Bursts from the Nuclei of Distant Galaxies and Quasars: Proposal
for Detection Using Doppler Tracking of Interplanetary Spacecraft,"
Astrophysical Journal, 204, L1L6 (1976).
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Where do we Stand
Now?," in Relativity, Fields, Strings, and Gravity,
Proceedings of the Second Latin American Symposium on Relativity and Gravitation,
Caracas, December 1975, ed. C. Aragone (Caracas: Universidad
Simon Bolivar, 1976).
 K.S. Thorne, "The
Relativistic Equations of Stellar Structure and Evolution," Astrophysical Journal, 212, 825831
(1977).
 K.S. Thorne and A.N. Zytkow, "Stars
with Degenerate Neutron Cores. I. Structure of Equilibrium Models," Astrophysical
Journal, 212, 832858 (1977).
 V.B. Braginsky, C.M. Caves, and K.S. Thorne, "Laboratory
Experiments to Test Relativistic Gravity," Physical Review D, 15, 20472068 (1977).
 R.J. Crowley and K.S. Thorne, "The
Generation of Gravitational Waves. II. The PostLinear Formalism
Revisited," Astrophysical
Journal, 215, 624635 (1977).
 S.J. Kovacs and K.S. Thorne, "The
Generation of Gravitational Waves. III. Derivation of Bremsstrahlung
Formulae," Astrophysical
Journal, 217, 252280 (1977).
 H.D. Wahlquist, J.D. Anderson, F.B. Estabrook, and K.S. Thorne,
"Recent JPL Work on GravityWave Detection and Solar System
Relativity Experiments," in Gravitazione Sperimentale, Proceedings of
September'1976 Pavia Conference, ed. B. Bertotti (Rome:
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 1977), pp. 335350.
 V.B. Braginsky, C.M. Caves, and K.S. Thorne, "Laboratory Experiments
to Test General Relativity," in Gravitazione Sperimentale,
Proceedings of September'1976 Pavia Conference, ed.B. Bertotti (Rome:
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 1977), pp.4972.
 K.S. Thorne, "The Generation of Gravitational Waves: A Review
of Computational Techniques," in Topics in Theoretical and
Experimental Gravitation Physics, eds. V. De Sabbata and J. Weber (Plenum
Press, New York and London, 1977) pp. 161.
 K.S. Thorne, "On the Mathematical Description of Gravitational
Waves," Astrophysical Journal, rejected for publication;
Cornell University Preprint No. CRSR 662 (1977).
 K.S. Thorne, "GeneralRelativistic Astrophysics," in Theoretical
Principles in Astrophysics and Relativity, eds. Norman
R. Lebovitz, William H. Reid, and Peter O. Vandervoort (University of Chicago
Press, Chicago, 1978), pp. 149216.
 K.S. Thorne, R.W.P. Drever, C.M. Caves, M. Zimmermann, and
V.D. Sandberg, "Quantum Nondemolition Measurements of Harmonic
Oscillators," Physical Review Letters, 40, 667671
(1978).
 S.J. Kovacs and K.S. Thorne, "The
Generation of Gravitational Waves. IV. Bremsstrahlung," Astrophysical Journal,
222, 6285 (1978).
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Wave Detection with the Solar
Probe. I. Motivation," in A Closeup of the Sun, eds.
M. Neugebauer and R.W. Davies (Pasadena: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publication
7870, 1978), pp. 433440.
 R.D. Blandford and K.S. Thorne, "Black Hole Astrophysics,"
in General Relativity, An Einstein Centenary Survey, eds. S.W. Hawking and W. Israel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,1979),
Chapter 8, pp. 454503.
 K.S. Thorne, C.M. Caves, V.D. Sandberg, M. Zimmerman, and
R.W.P. Drever, "The Quantum Limit for Gravitational Wave Detectors
and Methods of Circumventing It," in Sources of Gravitational Radiation, ed. L. Smarr (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,1979),
pp. 4968.
 K.S. Thorne, "GravitationalWave
Research: Current Status and Future Prospects," Reviews of Modern Physics,
52, 285298 (1980).
 K.S. Thorne, "Multipole
Expansion of Gravitational Radiation,"
Reviews of Modern Physics, 52, 299340
(1980).
 C.M. Caves, K.S. Thorne, R.W.P. Drever, V.D. Sandberg, and
M. Zimmermann, "On the Measurement
of a Weak Classical Force Coupled to a QuantumMechanical Oscillator. I. Issues
of Principle," Reviews
of Modern Physics, 52, 341392 (1980).
 M. Zimmermann and K.S. Thorne, "The Gravitational Waves that
Bathe the Earth: Upper Limits Based on Theorists' Cherished
Beliefs," in Essays in General Relativity, A Festschrift for Abraham Taub, ed. F. Tipler (Academic Press, New York, 1980), pp. 139155.
 V.B. Braginsky, Yu. I. Vorontsov, and K.S. Thorne, "Quantum
Nondemolition Measurements," Science, 209, 547557
(1980). Reprinted as Chapter VI.8 of Quantum Theory and Measurement, ed.
J.A. Wheeler and W.H. Zurek (Princeton University Press, Princeton,
NJ, 1983), pp. 749768.
 K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic
Radiative Transfer: Moment Formalisms,"
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 194, 439473 (1981).
 K.S. Thorne, R.A. Flammang, and A.N. Zytkow, "Stationary
Spherical Accretion into Black Holes. I. Equations of Structure,"
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 194, 475484
(1981).
 I.I. Shapiro, P.L. Bender, R.H. Dicke, D.H. Douglass, C.W.F.
Everitt, K.S. Thorne, R.F.C. Vessot, and B.N. Gregory (Committee
on Gravitational Physics of the Space Science Board), Strategy for Space
Research in Gravitational Physics in the 1980s (National
Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1981).
 K.S. Thorne and R.D. Blandford, "Black
Holes and the Origin of Radio Sources," in Extragalactic Radio Sources, Proceedings
of IAU Symposium No. 97, ed. D.S. Heeschen and C.M. Wade (Reidel, Dordrecht,
Holland, 1982), pp. 255262.
 K.S. Thorne and D. Macdonald, "Electrodynamics
in Curved Spacetime: 3+1 Formulation," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical
Society, 198, 339343 and Microfiche MN 198/1 (1982).
 D. Macdonald and K.S. Thorne, "BlackHole
Electrodynamics: An AbsoluteSpace/UniversalTime Formulation," Monthly Notices
of the Royal Astronomical Society, 198, 345382 (1982).
 K.S. Thorne, "The Theory of Gravitational Radiation: An Introductory
Review," in Gravitational Radiation, eds. N. Dereulle
and T. Piran (North Holland, Amsterdam, 1983), pp. 157.
 B.L. Schumaker and K.S. Thorne, "Torsional
Oscillations of Neutron Stars," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical
Society, 203, 457489 (1983).
 V.B. Braginsky and K.S. Thorne, "Present Status of GravitationalWave
Experiments," in Proceedings of the Ninth International
Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, ed. E. Schmutzer (Cambridge
University Press, Cambridge, 1983), pp. 239254.
 K.S. Thorne, "Experimental Gravity, Gravitational Waves and
Quantum Nondemolition: An Introduction," Proceedings of
NATO Advanced Study Institute on Quantum Optics, Experimental Gravitation,
and Measurement Theory, eds. P. Meystre and M.O. Scully
(Plenum Press, New York, 1983), pp. 325346.
 K.S. Thorne and Y. Gursel, "The
Free Precession of Slowly Rotating Neutron Stars: RigidBody Motion
in General Relativity,"
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,
205, 809817 (1983).
 Vladimir B. Braginsky, Aleksander G. Polnarev, and Kip S.
Thorne, "Foucault Pendulum
at the South Pole: Proposal for an Experiment to Detect the Earth's General Relativistic
Gravitomagnetic Field," Physical Review Letters, 53, 863866
(1984).
 Kip S. Thorne and James B. Hartle, "Laws
of Motion and Precession for Black Holes and Other Bodies," Physical Review D, 31, 18151837 (1985).
 Kip S. Thorne, "The Dynamics of Spacetime Curvature: Nonlinear
Aspects," in Nonlinear Phenomena in Physics, Proceedings
of the 1984 Latin American School of Physics, ed. F. Claro (SpringerVerlag,
Berlin, 1985), pp. 280291.
 Wojciech H. Zurek and Kip S. Thorne, "Statistical
Mechanical Origin of the Entropy of a Rotating, Charged Black Hole,"
Physical Review Letters, 54, 21712175 (1985). Reprinted in
Quantum Theory in Curved Spacetime, eds.
B.L. Hu and L. Parker (World Scientific, Singapore, 1992).
 Vladimir B. Braginsky and Kip S. Thorne, "Skyhook
Gravitational Wave Detector," Nature, 316, 610612 (1985).
 Richard H. Price and Kip S. Thorne, "The
Membrane Viewpoint on Black Holes: Properties and Evolution of
the Stretched Horizon,"
Physical Review D, 33, 915941 (1986).
 Kip S. Thorne, "Black Holes: The Membrane Viewpoint," in
Highlights of Modern Astrophysics: Concepts and Controversies, eds. Stuart L. Shapiro and Saul A. Teukolsky (John Wiley & Sons,
New York, 1986), pp. 103161.
 Vladimir B. Braginsky and Kip S. Thorne, "Gravitational
Wave Bursts with Memory and Experimental Prospects," Nature, 327, 123125 (1987).
 Kip S. Thorne, "The Membrane Paradigm and BlackHole Thermodynamics,"
in Proceedings of the Yamada Conference XIV, eds. Humitaka
Sato and Takashi Nakamura (World Scientific, 1987), pp. 1319.


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 Kip S. Thorne, "Gravitational Radiation," in Three Hundred
Years of Gravitation, ed. S.W. Hawking and W. Israel (Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 1987), pp. 330458.
 Kip S. Thorne, "The Membrane Paradigm for BlackHole Astrophysics,"
in Gravitation in Astrophysics  Cargese 1986, ed. B. Carter
and J.B. Hartle (New York: Plenum Press), pp. 209213(1987).
 Jeff Livas, Peter Saulson, Robert Spero, and Kip S. Thorne,
"Final Report of the LIGO Site Selection Working Group," LIGO
Technical Report TR871, 24 August 1987 (unpublished).
 Michael S. Morris and Kip S. Thorne, "Wormholes in Spacetime and
Their Use for Interstellar Travel: A Tool for Teaching
General Relativity," American Journal of Physics, 56,
395416 (1988).
 Michael S. Morris, Kip S. Thorne, and Ulvi Yurtsever, "Wormholes,
Time Machines, and the Weak Energy Condition," Physical Review
Letters, 61, 14461449 (1988).
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitomagnetism, Jets in Quasars, and the Stanford
Gyroscope Experiment," in Near Zero: The Frontiers of Physics,
Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of William Fairbank's 65th Birthday, ed.
J.D. Fairbank, B.S. Deaver, Jr., C.W.F. Everitt, P.F. Michelson (New York: W.H.
Freeman and Co., 1988), pp. 573586.
 V.P. Frolov and K.S. Thorne, "Renormalized
StressEnergy Tensor near the Horizon of a Slowly Evolving, Rotating
Black Hole,"
Physical Review D, 39, 21252154 (1989).
 C. Eich, M.E. Zimmermann, K.S. Thorne and A. Zytkow, "Giant
and Supergiant Stars with Degenerate Neutron Cores," Astrophysical
Journal, 346, 277283 (1989).
 V. P. Frolov and K. S. Thorne, "Equivalence Principle in the
Quantum Domain Near a Black Hole," in Problems of Theoretical
Physics and Astrophysics  The Volume Devoted to the 70th Anniversary of
V.L. Ginzburg, ed. L.V. Keldysh and V. Ya. Faynberg (Nauka:
Moscow, 1989), pp. 393415.
 K.S. Thorne, "Light Scattering and Proposed Baffle Configurationfor
the LIGO," (LIGO Technical Report Series, Caltech/MIT, 1989).
 J. Friedman, M.S. Morris, I.D. Novikov, F. Echeverria, G.
Klinkhammer, K.S. Thorne, and U. Yurtsever, "Cauchy
problem in spacetimes with closed timelike curves," Physical Review D, 42
, 19151930 (1990).
 K.S. Thorne, "Do the Laws of Physics Permit Closed Timelike
Curves?," in Nonlinear Problems in Relativity and Cosmology,
edited by J.R. Buchler, S.L. Detweiler and J.R. Ipser, Annals of the New York
Academy of Sciences, 631, 182193 (1991).
 S.W. Kim and K.S. Thorne, "Do
vacuum fluctuations prevent the creation of closed timelike curves?,'' Physical
Review D, 43,
39293949 (1991).
 F. Echeverria, G. Klinkhammer and K.S. Thorne, "Billiard
Balls in Wormhole Spacetimes with Closed Timelike Curves: I. Classical
Theory," Physical Review D, 44, 10771099 (1991).
 K.S. Thorne, "Sources of Gravitational Waves and Prospects
for Their Detection," in Recent Advances in General Relativity,
edited by A.I. Janis and J.R. Porter (Birkhauser, Boston, 1992), pp.196229.
 K.S. Thorne, "On Joseph Weber's New Cross Section for ResonantBar
Gravitational Wave Detectors," in Recent Advances in General
Relativity, edited by A.I. Janis and J.R. Porter (Birkhauser, Boston,
1992), pp. 241250.
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational
Wave Bursts With Memory: The Christodoulou Effect," Physical
Review D, 45, 520524 (1992).
 A. Abramovici, W.E. Althouse, R.W.P. Drever, Y. Gursel, S.
Kawamura, F.J. Raab, D. Shoemaker, L. Sievers, R.E. Spero, K.S.
Thorne, R.E. Vogt, R. Weiss, S.E. Whitcomb, and M.E. Zucker, "LIGO:
The Laser Interferometer GravitationalWave Observatory," Science,
256, 325333 (1992).
 T.A. Apostolatos and K.S. Thorne, "Rotation
Halts Cylindrical, Relativistic Gravitational Collapse," Physical
Review D, 46, 24352444 (1992).
 C. Cutler, T.A. Apostolatos, L. Bildsten, L.S. Finn, E.E.
Flanagan, D. Kennefick, D.M. Markovic, A. Ori, E. Poisson, G.J.
Sussman, and K.S. Thorne, "The
Last Three Minutes: Issues in Gravitational Wave Measurements of Coalescing Compact
Binaries," Physical
Review Letters, 70, 29842987 (1993).
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/astroph/9208005
 K.S. Thorne, "Closed
Timelike Curves," in General Relativity
and Gravitation, 1992, Proceedings of the 13th International
Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, edited by R.J. Gleiser,
C.N. Kozameh, and O.M. Moreschi, (Institute of Physics Publishing,
Bristol, England, 1993), pp. 295315.
 K.S. Thorne, "Misner Space as a Prototype for Almost Any Pathology,"
in Directions in General Relativity, Volume 1: Papers in Honor
of Charles Misner, edited by B.L. Hu, M.P. Ryan, and C.V. Vishveshwara
(Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1993), pp.333346.
 K.S. Thorne, "The LIGO/VIRGO GravitationalWave Detection
System," in Proceedings of the Fourth "Rencontres de Blois," Chateau
de Blois, France, June 1520, 1992, edited by G. Fontaine and J. Tran Thanh
Van (Editions Frontieres, 91192 GifsurYvette Cedex, France, 1993),
pp. 375390.
 D.S. Goldwirth, M.J. Perry T. Piran, and K.S. Thorne, "The
Quantum Propagator for a Nonrelativistic Particle in the Vicinity
of a Time Machine," Physical Review D, 39513957 (1994).
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/9308009
 T.A. Apostolatos, C. Cutler, G.J. Sussman, and K.S. Thorne,
"SpinInduced Orbital
Precession and its Modulation of the Gravitational Waveforms from Merging Binaries," Physical
Review D, 49, 62746297
(1994).
 K.S. Thorne, "LIGO, VIRGO, and the International Network of
LaserInterferometer GravitationalWave Detectors," in Relativistic
Cosmology: Proceedings of the Eighth NishinomiyaYukawa Memorial Symposium,
edited by M. Sasaki (Universal Academy Press, Tokyo, 1994), pp.
6782; also in Quantum Physics, Chaos Theory, and Cosmology, edited
by M. Namiki, I. Ohba, K.I. Maeda, and Y. Aizawa (American Institute
of Physics, New York), 101120 (1996).
 J. Preskill and K.S. Thorne, Foreword to The Feynman Lectures
on Gravitation by Richard P. Feynman, Fernando B. Morinigo,
and William G. Wagner, edited by Brian Hatfield (Addison Wesley, 1995),
pp. viixxx.
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Radiation," in Proceedings
of the 17th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics,
eds. H. Boehringer, G.E. Morfill, and J. Trumper, Ann. New York Acad.
Sci., 759, 127152 (1995).
 J.W. Cronin, W.C. Haxton, E.W. Kolb, R.D. Peccei, B.Sadoulet,
P.J. Steinhardt, and K.S. Thorne, "Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics
and Cosmology in the Next Millenium  Snowmass 1994," introductory chapter
to Proceedings of the Snowmass'94 Summer Study on Particle
and Nuclear Astrophysics and Cosmology, eds. E. W. Kolb and R. Peccei
(World Scientific, Singapore, 1995), pp. 320.
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational
waves," in Proceedings of the
Snowmass'94 Summer Study on Particle and Nuclear Astrophysics
and Cosmology, eds. E. W. Kolb and R. Peccei (World Scientific, Singapore,
1995), pp. 16084; also published in Particle Physics, Astrophysics
& Cosmology, Proceedings of the SLAC Summer Institute on Particle
Physics, eds. Jennifer Chan & Lilian DePorcel (SLACReport484,
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, California, 1996).
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/9506086
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational waves from compact bodies," in
Compact Stars in Binaries, Proceedings of IAU Symposium
165, The Hague, Netherlands, August 1994, edited by J. van Paradijs,
E. van den Heuvel, and E. Kuulkers (Dordrecht, Boston, 1996), pp.
153183.
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/9506084
 K.S. Thorne, "Karl
Schwarzschild Lecture: Gravitational Radiation  A New Window Onto
the Universe," in Reviews in Modern Astronomy, 10,
ed. R.E. Schielicke (Astronomische Gesellschaft, 1997), pp. 128.
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/9704042
 K.S. Thorne, "Probing Black Holes and Other Exotic Objects
with Gravitational Waves," in Relativistic Astrophysics,
Proceedings of a Conference in Honour of Igor Novikov's 60th Birthday, eds.
B. J. T. Jones and D. Markovic (Cambridge University Press, 1997),
pp. 259285.
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Waves: A New Window Onto the Universe,"
in Critical Problems in Physics, eds. Val L. Fitch, Daniel
R. Marlow and Margit A. E. Dementi (Princeton University Press, 1997), pp.
167200.
 T. Nakamura, M. Sasaki, T. Tanaka, and K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational
Waves from Coalescing Black Hole MACHO Binaries," Astrophysical
Journal Letters, 487, L139L142 (1997).
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/astroph/9708060
 D. Kennefick, D. Laurence, and K.S. Thorne, "Prospects for
Deducing the Equation of State of Nuclear Matter from GravitationalWave
Measurements of NeutronStar Binary Coalescence," Proceedings of the
Seventh Marcel Grossmann Meeting, eds. R. Jantzen and G. Mac Keiser
(World Scientific, Singapore, 1996), pp. 10901092.
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Waves: Sources and Science," in
Cosmic Ray, Particle, and Astroparticle Physics, Atti dei
Convegni Lincei 133, ed. A. Bonetti, I. Guido, and B. Monteleoni,
(Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, 1997), pp. 161195.
 K.S. Thorne, "Probing Black Holes and Relativistic Stars with
Gravitational Waves," in Black Holes and Relativistic Stars,
Proceedings of a Conference in Memory of S. Chandrasekhar, ed. R. M.
Wald (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1998), pp. 4178. Slightly
revised and updated version published in Black Holes, ed. C. Teitelboim
and J. Zanelli (Santiago, Chile, in press).
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/9706079
 P. R. Brady, J. D. E. Creighton and K.S. Thorne, "Computing
the Merger of BlackHole Binaries: The IBBH Problem," Physical
Review D, 58, 061501 (1998), 5 pages.
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/9804057
 S.A. Hughes and K.S. Thorne, "Seismic
GravityGradient Noise in Interferometric GravitationalWave Detectors," Physical
Review D, 58, 122002 (1998), 27 pages.
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/9806018
 K.S. Thorne, "Tidal
Stabilization of Rigidly Rotating, Fully Relativistic Neutron Stars," Physical
Review D, 58,
124031 (1998), 9 pages.
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/9706057
 K. S. Thorne, "Probing Black Holes with Gravitational Waves,"
in Black Holes and High Energy Astrophysics, Proceedings
of the XLIXth Yamada Conference (Universal Academy Press, Tokyo, 1998),
pp. 291314.
 K.S. Thorne and C.J. Winstein, "Human
GravityGradient Noise in Interferometric GravitationalWave Detectors," Physical
Review D, 60, 082001 (1999), 11 pages.
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/9810016
 V.B. Braginsky, M.L. Gorodetsky, F.Ya. Khalili and K.S. Thorne,
"DualResonator
Speed Meter for a Free Test Mass," Physical Review
D, 61, 044002 (2000), 13 pages.
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/9906108
 V.B. Braginsky, M.L. Gorodetsky, F.Ya. Khalili and K.S. Thorne,
"Energetic Quantum Limit in LargeScale Interferometers,'' Gravitational
Waves, Proceedings of the Third Edoardo Amaldi Conference,
AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 523, ed. Sydney Meshkov (American
Institute of Physics, 2000), pp. 180192.
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/9907057
 Y.T. Liu and K.S. Thorne, "Thermoelastic
noise and homogeneous thermal noise in finite size gravitationalwave
test masses,"
Physical Review D, 62, 122002 (2000).
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/0002055

L.S. Finn and K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational
Waves from a Compact Star in a Circular, Inspiral Orbit, in the Equatorial Plane
of a Massive, Spinning Black Hole, as Observed by LISA," Physical Review
D, 62, 124021 (2000).
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/0007074
 A. Ori and K.S. Thorne, "The
Transition from Inspiral to Plunge for a Compact Body in a Circular
Equatorial Orbit Around a Massive, Spinning Black Hole," Physical
Review D, 62, 124022 (2000).
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/0003032

K. S. Thorne, "Cherniye Diri i Gravitatsioniye Volni,''
Lecture to Presidium of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vestnik Rosisskoi
Akademii Nauk, 71, 587599 (2001); English translation
in Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 71, 375378 (2001).
 H.J. Kimble, Yu. Levin, A.B. Matsko, K.S. Thorne and S.P. Vyatchanin,
"Conversion of Conventional
GravitationalWave Interferometers into QND Interferometers by Modifying their
Input and/or Output Optics,"
Physical Review D, 65, 022002 (2002).
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C. Cutler and K. S. Thorne,
"An overview of gravitational wave sources," General Relativity and
Gravitation, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference, ed. N. Bishop
and S. D. Maharaj (World
Scientific, 2002), 72111.
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/0204090

K.S. Thorne, "Numerical Relativity for Inspiraling Binaries in CoRotating
Coordinates: Test Bed for Lapse and Shift Equations," rejected for publication
in its submitted form by Physical Review D; never resubmitted.
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/9808024

S. Vitale, P. Bender, A. Brillet, S. Buchman, A. Cavalleri, M. Cerdonio, M. Cruise,
C. Cutler, K. Danzmann, R. Dolesi, W. Folkner, A. Gianolio, Y. Jafry, G. Hasinger,
G. Heinzel, C. Hogan, M. Hueller, J. Hough, S. Phinney, T. Prince, R. Reinhard,
D. Richstone, D. Robertson, M. Rodrigues, A. Ruediger, M. Sandford, R. Schilling,
D. Shoemaker, B. Schutz, R. Stebbins, C. Stubbs, T. Sumner, K. Thorne, P. Touboul,
H. Ward, W. Weber, and W. Winkler,
"LISA and its InFlight Test Precursor SMART2," in Proceedings of
the Astroparticle Conference TAUP2001, Nuclear Physics B, Proc. Suppl., 110,
209216 (2002).
 V.B. Braginsky, M.L. Gorodetsky, F.Ya. Khalili,
A.B. Matsko, K.S. Thorne, and S. P. Vyatchanin, "The
noise in gravitationalwave detectors and other classicalforce measurements
is not influenced by testmass quantization," Physical Review D, 67,
082001 (2003).
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/0109003
 E. D'Ambrosio, R. O'Shaughnessy, S. Strigin, K.S. Thorne, and S. Vyatchanin, "Reducing thermoelastic noise in gravitationalwave interferometers by flattening the light beams," rejected for publication by Physical Review D in 2004 as not an appropriate subject. Unfortunately, Kip was so busy with other things that he (as senior author) didn't submit it elsewhere in a timely fashion, and it became outdated. It is available at http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/0409075
 E. D'Ambrosio, R. O'Shaughnessy, K. S. Thorne, P. Willems, S. Strigin,
and S. Vyatchanin, "Advanced
LIGO: NonGaussian Beams," in
Proceedings of the Fifth Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, Classical
and Quantum Gravity, 21, S867S873 (2004).
 M. Bondarescu and K.S. Thorne, "A
new family of light beams and mirror shapes for future LIGO interferometers," Physical
Review D, 74, 082003 (2006).
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/grqc/0409083
 D. A. Brown, H. Fang, J. R. Gair, C. Li, G. Lovelace, I. Mandel and
K. S. Thorne, "Prospects
for Detection of Gravitational Waves from IntermediateMassRatio Inspirals," Physical
Review Letters, 99, 201102 (2007).
http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v99/e201102
 J.D. Kaplan, D.A. Nichols and K.S. Thorne, "PostNewtonian
Approximation in MaxwellLike Form," Physical Review D, 80, 124014 (2009).
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/0808.2510
 D. Keppel, D.A. Nichols, Y. Chen and K.S. Thorne, "Momentum
Flow in Black Hole Binaries: I. PostNewtonian Analysis of the Inspiral
and SpinInduced Bobbing," Physical Review D, 80, 124015 (2009).
http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/0902.4077
 Robert Owen, Jeandrew Brink, Yanbei Chen, Jeffrey D. Kaplan, Geoffrey Lovelace, Keith D. Matthews, David A. Nichols, Mark A. Scheel, Fan Zhang, Aaron Zimmerman, and Kip S. Thorne, "FrameDragging Vortexes and Tidal Tendexes Attached to Colliding Black Holes: Visualizing the Curvature of Spacetime," Physical Review Letters, 106, 151101 (2011).
 David A. Nichols, Robert Owen, Fan Zhang, Aaron Zimmerman, Jeandrew Brink, Yanbei Chen, Jeffrey D. Kaplan, Geoffrey Lovelace, Keith D. Matthews, Mark A. Scheel, Kip S. Thorne, "Visualizing Spacetime Curvature via FrameDrag Vortexes and Tidal Tendexes I. General Theory and WeakGravity Applications," Physical Review D, 84, 124014 (2011).
 Fan Zhang, Aaron Zimmerman, David A. Nichols, Yanbei Chen, Geoffrey Lovelace, Keith D. Matthews, Robert Owen, Kip S. Thorne, "Visualizing Spacetime Curvature via FrameDrag Vortexes and Tidal Tendexes II. Stationary Black Holes," Physical Review D, 86, 084049 (2012).
 David A. Nichols, Aaron Zimmerman, Yanbei Chen, Geoffrey Lovelace, Keith D. Matthews, Robert Owen, Fan Zhang, Kip S. Thorne, "Visualizing Spacetime Curvature via FrameDrag Vortexes and Tidal Tendexes III. Quasinormal Pulsations of Schwarzschild and Kerr Black Holes," Physical Review D, 86, 104028 (2012).
 Kip S. Thorne, "Classical Black Holes: The Nonlinear Dynamics of Curved Spacetime," Science, 337, 536 (2012).
 M. A. Scheel and K.S. Thorne, "Geometrodynamics: the nonlinear dynamics of curved spacetime" Physics Uspekhi, 57 (4) (2014); Russian version: Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk, 184, 367 (2014).
 O. James, E. von Tunzelmann, P. Franklin, and K. S. Thorne, "Gravitational lensing by spinning black holes in astrophysics, and in the movie Interstellar", Classical and Quantum Gravity, 32, 0650001 (2015).
 O. James, E. von Tunzelmann, P. Franklin, and K. S. Thorne, "Visualizing Interstellar's Wormhole", American Journal of Physics, 83, 486 (2015).
See also Section III. Publications of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration on which Thorne is a coauthor, and
Section X. Papers in Press; below.


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III. Publications of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration on which Thorne is listed as a
coauthor

 See the publication list on the
LIGO Scientific Collaboration's website: https://www.lscgroup.phys.uwm.edu/ppcomm/Papers.html


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IV. Abstracts of Papers Presented at Meetings

 K.S. Thorne and E. Kashy, "The Reactions Rh^{103}(p,d)
Rh^{102} and Rh^{103}(p,t)Rh^{101}
at 16.8 MeV," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 9, 109 (1964).
 K.S. Thorne and J.A. Wheeler, "Hydrostatics and Stability
of Starsin General Relativity from an Energy Point of View," Bulletin
of the American Physical Society, 10, 15 (1965).
 K.S. Thorne, "Stability of a Neutron Star," Bulletin of
the American Physical Society, 10, 125 (1965).
 K.S. Thorne, "Effect of a Primordial Magnetic Field on the
Dynamics of the Universe," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 11, 340 (1966).
 J.B. Hartle and K.S. Thorne, "Slowly Rotating White Dwarfs,
Neutron Stars, and Supermassive Stars," Bulletin of the American Physical
Society, 12, 1121 (1967).
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Waves from Pulsating Stars,"
Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 12, 1122 (1967).
 J.R. Ipser and K.S. Thorne, "The Stability of Relativistic
Star Clusters," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 12, 1122 (1967).
 K.S. Thorne, C.M. Will, W.T. Ni, S.J. Kovacs, D. Lee, and
A.Lightman, "Theoretical Interpretations of Experimental Tests ofGravitation
Theory: An Overview," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 17, 141 (1972).
 S.J. Kovacs, C.M. Will, and K.S. Thorne, "Parametrized PostNewtonian
Emphemeris," Bulletin of the American Physical Society,
17, 141 (1972).
 T.L. Anderson, T.A. Morgan, and K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational
Collapse of a Counterrotating Dust Cylinder," Bulletin of the American
Physical Society, 17, 516 (1972).
 K.S. Thorne, "Accretion of Gas onto a Black Hole in a Binary
Star System," Proceedings of the Sixth Texas Symposium on Relativistic
Astrophysics, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences,
224, 278 (1973).
 A.N. Zytkow and K.S. Thorne, "Red Giant Stars with Degenerate
Neutron Cores," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 20, 17 (1975).
 R.H. Price and K.S. Thorne, "Cygnus X1: A BlackHole Interpretation
of the Spectrum and its Variability," Bulletin of the American
Physical Society, 20, 17 (1975).
 K.S. Thorne, C.M. Caves, and V.B. Braginsky, "Proposal for
a New Experiment to Test General Relativity," Bulletin of the American
Physical Society, 20, 98 (1975).
 S.J. Kovacs and K.S. Thorne, "A WeakField, FastMotion Formalism
for the Generation of Gravitational Waves," Bulletin of the American
Physical Society, 20, 99 (1975).
 K.S. Thorne and V.B. Braginsky, "A Search for Gravitational
Waves from Distant Galaxies and Quasars Using Doppler Tracking of Interplanetary
Spacecraft," Bulletin of the American Physical Society,
20, 1488 (1975).
 V.B. Braginsky, C.M. Caves, and K.S. Thorne, "Laboratory Experiments
to Test PostNewtonian Gravity," Bulletin of the American Physical
Society, 20, 14881489 (1975).
 K.S. Thorne, "Sources of Gravitational Waves," Proceedings
of the Royal Society of London, A368, 9 (1979).
 K.S. Thorne, "Quantum Nondemolition Sensors for Gravitational
Wave Detection," Proceedings of the NSF GranteeUser Meeting on Optical
Communication Systems, ed. G. Tangonen and A. Yariv, Pasadena,
CA, June 45, 1979, pp. 13.
 C.M. Caves, R.W.P. Drever, and K.S. Thorne, "Practical Realizations
of BackActionEvading Techniques for Monitoring a Harmonic Oscillator,"
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on General
Relativity and Gravitation (GR9), ed. E. Schmutzer, Jena, East Germany,
July 1419, 1980, V.2, pp. 424425.
 K.S. Thorne, "Black Holes: The Membrane Paradigm," Abstracts
of Contributed Papers, Eleventh International Conference on General Relativity
and Gravitation (GR11), Stockholm, Sweden, July 612, 1986,
V.2, p. 524.
 M. M. Morris, K.S. Thorne, U. Yurtsever, "Traversible Wormholes,
Closed Timelike Curves, and the Averaged Weak Energy Condition," Abstracts
of Contributed Papers, Twelfth International Conference on General
Relativity and Gravitation (GR12), Boulder, Colorado, July 27, 1989,
p. 247.
 G. Klinkhammer and K.S. Thorne, "The Cauchy Problem for Classical
and Quantum Billiard Balls in a Wormhole Spacetime with Closed Timelike
Curves," Abstracts of Contributed Papers, Twelfth International
Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR12), Boulder,
Colorado, July 27, 1989, p. 248.
 M. Favata and K. S. Thorne, "Are neutron stars crushed? Gravitomagnetic
tidal forces as a mechanism for binaryinduced collapse," abstract for April
2002 meeting of American Physical Society, Bulletin of the American Physical
Society, April 2002, Abstract S12.010.
 K.S. Thorne, Y. Chen, J.D. Kaplan, K.D. Matthews, D.A. Nichols, M. Scheel, F. Zhang, A. Zimmerman, G. Lovelace, R. Owen, J. Brink, "Visualizing the Weyl Curvature Tensor: FrameDrag Vortex Lines and Tidal Tendex Lines," abstract for April 2011 meeting of the American Physical Society, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, April 2011, Abstract E12 1.
 D. Nichols, Y. Chen, K.S. Thorne, A. Zimmerman, "Vortex and Tendex Lines in PostNewtonian and BlackHole Perturbation Spacetimes," abstract for April 2011 meeting of the American Physical Society, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, April 2011, Abstract E12 2.


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V. "Letters to the Editor,"
Book Reviews,
and Prefaces to Books

 K.S. Thorne, "Observations
on Observational and Other Astronomy,"
letter, Science, 153, 368 (1966).
 K.S. Thorne, review of The Character of Physical Law, by R.P.
Feynman, in Engineering and Science, June 1967, p. 6.
 K.S. Thorne, letter, Scientific American, 218, No. 2, p. 7 (1968).
 K.S. Thorne, Review
of Relativity Theory and Astrophysics, Vols. 1, 2, 3, ed. J. Ehlers, in Science, 161, 997998 (1968).
 K.S. Thorne, Review of The Mathematical Theory of Black
Holes, by S. Chandrasekhar, in American Journal of Physics,
53, 1013 (1985).
 K.S. Thorne, Preface to Volume 5 (Relativistic Astrophysics
) of the Collected Works of S. Chandrasekhar (1989).
 R. Vogt, K.S. Thorne, and S. Whitcomb, Ubiquitous Memories,
Letter commenting on "Found:
Memories of Gravitational Waves,''
Science News, 7 December 1991, page 37.
 K.S. Thorne, Review of Selected Works of Yakov Borisovich
Zeldovich. "Volume II: Particles, Nuclei, and the Universe," Physics
Today, 47, 61 (August 1994).
 K.S. Thorne, Theoretical Modesty, Letter, New Scientist, 28 January 1995, p. 56.

Barry Barish, James Hough, Bernard Schutz, K.S. Thorne, Rainer Weiss, Focusing on Gravity, Letter, New Scientist, 9 November 2002, p. 28.


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VI. Encyclopedia Articles,
Popular Articles,
and Semipopular Articles

 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse of a Star," in Encyclopedia
of Atmospheric Sciences and Astrogeology, ed. R.W. Fairbridge (Reinhold
Publishing Corp., New York, 1967), pp.432436.
 K.S. Thorne, "Relativity," ibid., pp. 829836.
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse," in 1976 McGrawHill
Yearbook of Science and Technology (McGrawHill Book Company, New York,
1967), pp. 193195.
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse," Science Reporter
(India), 3, 346350 (1966).
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse," Scientific American, 217, No. 5, 8898 (November 1967).
 K.S. Thorne, "The Death of a Star," in Science Year 1968
(Field Enterprises Educational Corporation, Chicago, 1968), pp. 7085.
Updated and republished in Engineering and Science, 33, No. 2, 3035 (1969).
 K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Astrophysics at Caltech, 19231969,"
Engineering and Science, 32, No. 9, 3440 (1969).
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitatsioni Kollaps" ("Gravitational Collapse"),
Zemlya i Vselennaya, 1, 4048 (1969). (Russian version
of reference V. 5).
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse," Collier's Encyclopedia
(CrowellCollier Educational Corporation, New York, 1969), pp. 335336.
 K.S. Thorne, "Cosmology," ibid., 372376.
 K.S. Thorne, "Perviye Nablyudaemiye Relyativistskiye Ob'ekti"
("First Observations of Relativistic Objects"), Priroda (Moscow),
January 1970, pp. 6265 [in Russian].
 K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Gravity," Proceedings of the
Seventh Space Congress, Cocoa Beach, Florida, April 2224, 1970 (Canaveral
Council of Technical Societies, 1970), pp. 827 to 831.
 K.S. Thorne, "Now: Pulses in Space Time," Science Year
1970 (Field Enterprises Educational Corporation, Chicago, 1970), p.
342. Reprinted under the title "Gravitational Waves," Griffith
Observer, 35, 7374 (1971).
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse," McGrawHill Encyclopedia
of Science and Technology, 3rd ed. (McGrawHill Book Co., New York,
1971), pp. 301303.
 J.L. Greenstein and K.S. Thorne, "Supermassive Stars,"
McGrawHill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 3rd ed. (McGrawHill
Book Co., New York, 1971), pp. 318319.
 K.S. Thorne, "Relyativistskiye Teorii Tyagotyeniya" ("Relativistic
Theories of Gravitation"), Budushcheve Nauki (Isdatel'stvo Znaniye,
Moscow, 1970), pp. 6567.
 K.S. Thorne, "The Search for Black Holes," Scientific American, 231, No. 6, 3243 (December 1974); Reprinted as Chapter 28 of
Albert Einstein 18791955, eds. Th. M. Rassiasand, G.M.
Rassias (North Holland, Amsterdam, 1982).
 K.S. Thorne, "Vselennaya Zagadivaet Noviye Zagadki" ("The
Universe Poses New Problems"), Priroda, July 1974, pp. 9294 [in
Russian].
 K.S. Thorne, "New Objects in Space: From Quasars to the Black
Hole, Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 28, 1536 (1975).
 K.S. Thorne, "Poiski Chornikh Dir" ("The Search for Black
Holes), Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk, 118, 453471
(1976); Russian translation of reference V. 17.


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 K.S. Thorne, "Probing the Universe: Big Bang, Black Holes, Neutrinos,
and Gravitational Waves," Science and the Future Navy, A Symposium
(National Academy of Sciences, 1977), pp. 97109.
 K.S. Thorne, "Probing the Universe: Big Bang, Black Holes,
and Gravitational Waves," Engineering and Science (OctoberNovember
1977), pp. 1722.
 K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse," McGrawHill Encyclopedia
of Science and Technology, 4th ed. (McGrawHill Book Co., New York,
1977), V.6, pp. 301303.
 K.S. Thorne, "The Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy 
An Interview with Kip Thorne," (by W.J. Kaufmann) Mercury, 7, No. 3 (May/June 1978), pp. 5861.
 K.S. Thorne, "The Search for a Black Hole in Space," Sesquicentennial
Papers, Illinois College (Southern Illinois University Press, 1982),
pp. 123132.
 K.S. Thorne, "Ya Optimist," interview, Literaturnaya Gazeta, Moscow, 28 October 1981, p. 13 [in Russian].
 K.S. Thorne and F. Su, "An Interview with Kip Thorne on Laser
Interferometer Gravitational Wave Detection," Optical Engineering Reports, No. 43, July 1987, pp. 1A, 4A, 5A (Society of PhotoOptical
Instrumentation Engineers: Bellingham, WA). Reprinted in Technology of
Our Times: People and Innovation in Optics and Optoelectronics, edited by Frederick Su (SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Bellingham, Washington,
1990).
 K.S. Thorne, "In Search of Gravitational Waves," interview
in Priroda, April 1987, pp. 3445 [in Russian].
 Richard H. Price and Kip S. Thorne, "The Membrane Paradigm
for Black Holes," Scientific American, Vol. 258, April 1988, pp. 6977.
 K.S. Thorne, "Puteshestviye Sredi Chernikh Dir" ("Voyage Among
the Black Holes"), Priroda, August 1988, pp. 8294 [in Russian].
 J. Armstrong, P. Bender, D. Eardley, C.W.F. Everitt, R. Hellings,
K. Nordtvedt, H.J. Paik, R. Reasenbert, I. Shapiro (chair), J. Taylor,
K. Thorne, R. Weiss, C. Will, "Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on
Gravitation Physics and Astronomy," February 28, 1990 (Astrophysics Division,
NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. 20546).
 V.B. Braginsky and K.S. Thorne, "Nauka i Rinochnaya Ekonomika:
`U nas deistvuet zhestochaishii kontrol za raspredeleniem sredstv na nauku'
" ("Science and The Market Economy: One must maintain firm
controls on the distribution of funds for science"), Priroda, December
1990, pp. 3 and 814 [in Russian].
 K.S. Thorne, "An American's Glimpses of Sakharov," in Sakharov
Remembered: A Tribute by Friends and Colleagues, eds. Sidney D. Drell
and Sergei P. Kapitsa (American Institute of Physics, New York,
1991), pp. 7478; Russian version in Priroda, May 1991.
 K.S. Thorne, "A Voyage Among the Holes", Grand Street, 48, 149180 (1994); revised, English version of Ref. 30 above;
extracted from the prologue of Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's
Outrageous Legacy (Norton, New York, 1994).
 K.S. Thorne, Russianlanguage versions of selected chapters
from Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy, translated
by M. L. Gorodetsky: "Cheorniye Diri i Iscrivleniye Vremeni: Derzkoe
Naslediye Einshteina," Priroda: "Glava 4, Zagadka Belikh Karlikov,"
January 1994 issue, pp. 90102; "Glava 5, Skhlopivaniye Neizbezhno,"
Part One, February 1994 issue, pp. 7889, and Part Two, May 1994 issue,
pp. 7582; "Glava 6, Skhlopivaetsa, no vo shto," Part One, July
1994 issue, pp. 92106, and Part Two, "Rozhdeniye chornikh dir: vse bolee
glubokoye ponimaniye," August 1994, pp. 8699; "Glava 8, Poisk,"
September 1994, pp. 96109.
 K.S. Thorne, "Fragmenti iz Glava 13 [iz Cheorniye Diri
i Iscrivleniye Vremeni]: Ispareniye Chernikh Dir," in Znakomii Neznakomii
Zel'dovich v Vospominaniyakh Druzei, Kolleg, Uchenikov, eds.
S. S. Gershteinand, R.A. Sunyaev (Nauka, Moscow, 1993), pp. 306312.
 J. Kramer and K.S. Thorne, "Ants on a Balloon," Grand Street, 54, 165171 (1995).
 K.S. Thorne and F. Tipler, "A cosmological dialogue between
Caltech cosmologist Kip Thorne & Tulane cosmologist Frank Tipler on The
Physics of Immortality," Skeptic Magazine, 3, No.
4, 6467 (1996).
 K.S. Thorne, "Do the laws of physics permit wormholes for
interstellar travel and machines for time travel?" in Carl Sagan's Universe
, eds. Y. Terzian and E. Bilsen (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,
England, 1997), Chapter 10, pp. 121134.
 K.S. Thorne, "Von Raum, Zeit und der Theorie Über Alles,
Gespräch mit dem Astrophysiker Kip S. Thorne", PUTZ, die Potsdamer
Universitätszeitung, Nr. 4/98 (Mai 1998), pp. 1516.


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 K.S. Thorne, "Two Centuries and Beyond," Address at
the 107^{th} Commencement of Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 6 May, 2000. Unpublished
 K.S. Thorne, "Spacetime
Warps and the Quantum World: Speculations About the Future," in
R.H. Price, ed., The Future of Spacetime
(W.W. Norton, New York, 2002).
 A.F. Andreev, V.Yu. Baranov, S.N. Bagaev, F.V. Bunkin, H. Walther,
V.L. Ginzburg, V.A. Il'in, N.S. Karkashev, I.D. Novikov, O.V. Rudenko, K.S.
Thorne, and A.M. Cherepashchuk, "Vladimir Borisovich Braginsky (on
his seventieth birthday)," Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk, 171, 909910 (2001); English translation in Physics  Uspekhi, 44, 867868 (2001).
 K.S. Thorne, "Science and Society in the Twenty First Century," Commencement Address at Claremont Graduate University, 18 May 2002. Unpublished; available at the Claremont Commencement Website
 K. S. Thorne,
"Basic Science and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics," Address at the dedication
ceremony for the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California Santa Barbara,
10 June 2002. Unpublished.
 K.S. Thorne, "Zel'dovich Predicts that Black Holes Radiate," in Zel'dovich
Reminisces,
ed. R.A. Sunyaev (Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, London and New
York, 2004), pp. 326333; English version of Reference V. 36.
 K. S. Thorne, "Warping Spacetime," in The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology: Celebrating Stephen Hawking's 60th Birthday, edited by G.W. Gibbons, S.J. Rankin and E.P.S. Shellard (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge,
England, 2003), Chapter 5, pp. 74104; Chinese translation
in Sixty Years in a Nutshell (Hunan Science
and Technology Press, Hunan, China, 2005).
 K.S. Thorne, "The Discover Interview," Interview with
Susan Kruglinski, Discover, November 2007, pp. 5153; expanded version
on the web at http://discovermagazine.com/2007/nov/themanwhoimaginedwormholesandschooledhawking.
 K.S. Thorne, "John
Archibald Wheeler: Just Crazy Enough to be Right," Science, 320,
1603 (2008) (abstract).
 C.W. Misner, K.S. Thorne and W.H. Zurek, "John
Wheeler, relativity, and quantum information," Physics
Today, 62, No. 4,
April 2009, pp. 4046. Japanese Translation, "John
Wheeler to sotairon to ryoshi joho," PARITY, 252, p.4 (2010).
 K.S. Thorne, "Is
Time Travel Allowed", Plus Magazine (December
2009, online)
http://plus.maths.org/latestnews/sepdec09/timetravel/
 Kip S. Thorne, "Wormholes and Time Travel," essay on pp. 248252 of Lucy & Stephen Hawking, George and the Big Bang (Doubleday, 2011).


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VII. Books and Articles
Edited
by K.S. Thorne

 Ya. B. Zel'dovich and I.D. Novikov, "Stars and Relativity,"
Relativistic Astrophysics, Volume 1, translated by E. Arlock, eds.
K.S. Thorne and W.D. Arnett (The University of Chicago Press,
Chicago, 1970).
 Ya. B. Zel'dovich, "The Creation of Particles and Antiparticles
in an Electric and Gravitational Field," (English translation edited by
K.S. Thorne), Magic Without Magic: John Archibald Wheeler, ed. J. Klauder (W.H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco, 1972), p. 277.
 I.M. Khalatnikov and V.L. Pokrovski, "A Contribution to the
Theory of Homogeneous Einstein Spaces," (English translation edited by K.S.
Thorne), Magic Without Magic: John Archibald Wheeler, ed.
J. Klauder (W.H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco, 1972), p. 289.
 V.B. Braginsky, V.P. Mitrofanov, and V.I. Panov, Systems
with Small Dissipation, English translation edited by Kip S. Thorne
and Cynthia Eller, (The University of Chicago Press, Chicago,
1985).
 John Archibald Wheeler, A Few Highlights of His Contributions
to Physics, Foundations of Physics, 16, (compiled and edited
by Kip S. Thorne and Wojciech H.Zurek) (Plenum Publishing Corp.,
1986), pp. 7989. Also published in Between Quantum and Cosmos: Studies
and Essays in Honor of John Archibald Wheeler, eds. Wojciech Zurek,
Alwyn van der Merwe, and Warner Allen Miller (Princeton University Press,
1988); also published in General Relativity and John Archibald Wheeler, eds. I. Ciufolini and R.A. Matzner (Springer, Dordrecht, 2010), p. 29.
 V.B. Braginsky and F. Ya. Khalili, Quantum Measurement, edited by K.S. Thorne (Cambridge University Press, 1992).
 D. Buchwald and K.S. Thorne, Preface to the new, 2005 edition of The
BornEinstein Lectures: Friendship, Politics and Physics in Uncertain
Times; Correspondence between Albert Einstein and Max and
Hedwig Born 1919 to 1955 with commentaries by Max Born (Macmillan,
New York, 2005).
 K.S. Thorne, ed., "Recollections
of Wheeler," Physics
Today,
62, No. 4, April 2009, pp. 5859.


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VIII. Films

 L.P. Grishchuk and K.S. Thorne, presentations on gravitational
radiation in the Emmy nominated film Waves of the Future, film 4 in the Series The Astronomers, produced and directed by Linda Feferman (KCET/PBS, Los Angeles,
1991), 60 minutes.
 S.W. Hawking, K.S. Thorne and others, presentations about Hawking's
life and work in A Brief History of Time, directed by Errol Morris (1991),
80 minutes.
 T. Damour, D. Mermin, R.H. Price, and K.S. Thorne, presentations
on relativity theory in Einstein, directed by Michael Ritchie (L'Encyclopedia
Audiovisuelle, 10 Place du Trocadero, 75016 Paris, France, 1992),
60 minutes.
 K.S. Thorne, presentations on relativity and black holes in
UNIVERSE: The Infinite Frontier, Program 105 "Newton, Einstein
Gravity," and Program 113 "Neutron Stars Black Holes" (Coast Telecourses,
KOCETV, PBS, 1995).
 K.S. Thorne, S.W. Hawking, I.D. Novikov and D. Deutch, presentations
on time travel and wormholes in Time Lords, written and directed
by Judith Bunting (BBC: Horizon Series, London, 1996); American
reedited version: Time Travel (Nova, Boston, 1999).
 P. Charles, S.W. Hawking, M. Rees, I.D. Novikov, and K.S.
Thorne, presentations on black holes in Black Holes, written and
directed by Richard Smith (Pioneer Productions and Australian Broadcasting
Company, 1997).
 S. Carroll, R. Gott , S. Krikalev, K.S. Thorne, and F. Tipler, presentations
in Is Time Travel Possible, an episode of Morgan Freeman's Through the Wormhole
(2010).
Technical Films:

C. Nolan Director, E. Thomas, C. Nolan and L. Obst Producers, J. Goldberg, J. Myers, K. S. Thorne, and T. Tull Executive Producers, Interstellar (Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. 2014).

K. S. Thorne, GravitationalWave Theory, Videotapes of a course taught by
Thorne at Caltech in Spring 1995; available from the Caltech Library: catalog
number QC178 .T56 1995.
 K.S. Thorne, Mihai Bondarescu and Yanbei Chen, Gravitational Waves  A WebBased Course, Videotapes and other materials of a course taught by Thorne and colleagues at Caltech in winter and spring 2002; available on the web at http://elmer.tapir.caltech.edu/ph237/ and on DVD from the Caltech Library: catalog number QC179 .T56 2002 v.1 and v.2.


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IX. Selected LIGO
Technical Reports,
Unpublished

 E.E. Flanagan and K.S. Thorne, ``Noise
Due to Backscatter Off Baffles, the Nearby Wall, and Objects at the
Far End of the Beam Tube; and Recommended Actions,'' LIGO Technical
Report LIGOT94006300R,Caltech/MIT,
August 1994.
 E.E. Flanagan and K.S. Thorne, "Light
Scattering and Baffle Configuration for LIGO," LIGO Technical
Report LIGOT95010100R, Caltech/MIT,
January 1995.
 E.E. Flanagan and K.S. Thorne, "Scattered
Light Noise for LIGO," LIGO Technical Report LIGOT95013200R, April 1995.
 E.E. Flanagan and K.S. Thorne, "Specifications
for the Baffle Serrations in the LIGO Beam Tubes," LIGO Technical Report LIGOT96001200R,
Caltech/MIT, January 1996.
 E.E. Flanagan and K.S. Thorne, "Baffle
Locations at Hanford,"
LIGO Technical Report LIGOC96225200B, Caltech/MIT, October 1996.
 E.E. Flanagan and K.S. Thorne, "Baffle
Locations at Livingston,"
LIGO Technical Report LIGOC97183100B, Caltech/MIT, September 1997.
 K.S. Thorne, "The
Scientific Case for Advanced LIGO Interferometers,"
LIGO
Technical Report LIGOP000024AR, Caltech/MIT, January 2001.
 E. D'Ambrosio, R. O'Shaughnessy, K.S. Thorne, S. Strigin and S. Vyatchanin, "Status
Report on MexicanHat FlatTopped Beams for Advanced LIGO," LIGO Technical Report LIGOT03000900R, Caltech/MIT, January 2003.
 K.S. Thorne, "Scattering Noise for Advanced LIGO",
LIGO Technical Report LIGOP07005000Z, Caltech/MIT,
May 2005.


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X. Papers in Press

 K.S. Thorne, "Black holes: The most luminous objects in the universe, but no light!," in Proceedings of the first Starmus Festival, edited by Garik Israelian, in press.


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