Kip S. Thorne

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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    LIGO Technical Reports, Unpublished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
  1. 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.
  2. 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/
  3. 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.
  4. C.W. Misner, K.S. Thorne, and J.A. Wheeler, Gravitation, (W.H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco, 1973), 1279 pp.
    1. Russian edition: Gravitatsya, 3 volumes, translated by A.G. Polnarev (Mir, Moscow, 1977).
    2. Chinese edition: translated by Li Shuxian with Chen Bingqian, Ma Er, and Chen Xianmou (Chen Chung Book Co. Ltd, Taipei, 1997) 1294 pp.
  5. K.S. Thorne, R.H. Price, and D.M. Macdonald, Black Holes: The Membrane Paradigm (Yale University Press, New Haven, CT., 1986), 367 pp.  
    1. Russian edition: Cherniye Diri: Membranii Podxod, translated by A.G. Polnarev, ed. I.D. Novikov and V.P. Frolov (Izdatel'stvo Mir, Moscow, 1988).
  6. K.S. Thorne, Gravitational Waves: A New Window Onto the Universe, (unpublished, 1989).
  7. K.S. Thorne, Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1994).
    1. British edition: (Picador, London, 1994)
    2. German edition: Gekrümmter Raum und verbogene Zeit (Droemer Knaur, Munich, 1994)
    3. Czech edition: (Mlada Fronta, Prague, Czech Republic, 2004)
    4. Polish edition: (Proszynski i Ska, Warsaw, Poland, 2005)
    5. Spanish edition: Agujeros Negros y Tiempo Curvo (Crítica, Barcelona, 1995)
    6. French edition: Trous Noirs et Distortions du Temps, (Flammarion, Paris, 1997)
    7. Japanese edition: (Hakuyosha, Tokyo, 1997)
    8. Greek edition: (Kατoπτρo, Athens, 1999)
    9. Chinese edition: (Hunan Science & Technology, Hunan, 2005)
    10. Korean edition: (Erum, Seol, Korea, 2005)
    11. Russian edition: (FizMatLit Publishing House, 2007)
    12. Thai edition: (Matichon Publishing House, Bangkok, Thailand, 2008)



II. Technical Articles
  1. K.S. Thorne, "The Theory of Synchrotron Radiation from Stars with Dipole Magnetic Fields," Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 8, 1-29 (1963).
  2. K.S. Thorne and E. Kashy, "The Reactions Rh103 (p,d)Rh102 and Rh103 (p,t) Rh 101 at 16.8 eV," Nuclear Physics, 60, 35-48 (1964).
  3. 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 24-27, 1965. Published with proceedings of the symposium in Radio Science, 69D, 1557-1560 (1965).
  4. 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. 83-92.
  5. K.S. Thorne, "Energy of Infinitely Long Cylindrically Symmetric Systems in General Relativity," Physical Review, 138, B251-B266 (1965).
  6. K.S. Thorne, "The Absolute Stability of Melvin's Magnetic Universe," Physical Review, 139, B244-B254 (1965).
  7. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse and the Death of a Star," Science, 150, 1671-1679 (1965).
  8. K.S. Thorne, "Validity in General Relativity of the Schwarzschild Criterion for Convection," Astrophysical Journal, 144, 201-205 (1966).
  9. J.M. Bardeen, K.S. Thorne, and D.W. Meltzer, "A Catalogue of Methods for Studying the Normal Modes of Radial Oscillation of General-Relativistic Stellar Models," Astrophysical Journal, 145, 505-513 (1966).
  10. D.W. Meltzer and K.S. Thorne, "Normal Modes of Radial Pulsation of Cold Stars at the Endpoint of Thermonuclear Evolution," Astrophysical Journal, 145, 514-543 (1966).
  11. 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. 443-450.
  12. K.S. Thorne, "The General-Relativistic Theory of Stellar Structure and Dynamics," Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi," Course XXXV, at Varenna, Italy, July 12-24, 1965, ed. L. Gratton (Academic Press, New York, 1966), pp. 166-280.
  13. K.S. Thorne, "Primordial Element Formation, Primordial Magnetic Fields, and the Isotropy of the Universe," Astrophysical Journal, 148, 51-68 (1967).
  14. J. Fletcher, R. Clemens, R. Matzner, K.S. Thorne, and B.A. Zimmerman, "Computer Programs for Calculating General-Relativistic Curvature Tensors," Astrophysical Journal, 148, L91-L92 (1967).
  15. 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.
  16. K.S. Thorne and A. Campolattaro, "Non-Radial Pulsations of General-Relativistic Stellar Models - I. Analytic Analysis 1 for l >=2," Astrophysical Journal, 149 , 591-611 (1967); ibid., 152, 673 (1968).
  17. W.L. Ames and K.S. Thorne, "The Optical Appearance of a Star which is Collapsing through its Gravitational Radius," Astrophysical Journal, 151, 659-670 (1968).
  18. K.S. Thorne and J.R. Ipser, "White-Dwarf and Neutron-Star Interpretations of Pulsating Radio Sources," Astrophysical Journal, 152, L71-L75 (1968).
  19. J.B. Hartle and K.S. Thorne, "Slowly Rotating Relativistic Stars. II. Models for Neutron Stars and Supermassive Stars," Astrophysical Journal, 153, 802-834 (1968).
  20. J.R. Ipser and K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic, Spherically Symmetric Star Clusters. I. Stability Theory for Radial Perturbations," Astrophysical Journal, 154, 251-270 (1968).
  21. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Radiation Damping," Physical Review Letters 21, 320-323 (1968).
  22. K.S. Thorne, "Astrophysical Relativity," in Fifth International Conference on Gravitation and the Theory of Relativity - Abstracts (Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, USSR, 1968), pp. 161-173.
  23. R.H. Price and K.S. Thorne, "Nonradial Pulsation of General Relativistic Stellar Models. II. Properties of the Gravitational Waves," Astrophysical Journal, 155, 163-182 (1969).
  24. V.L. Trimble and K.S. Thorne, "Spectroscopic Binaries and Collapsed Stars," Astrophysical Journal, 156, 1013-1019 (1969).
  25. K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Gravitational Effects in Pulsars," Comments on Astrophysics and Space Physics, 1, 12-18 (1969).
  26. 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. 247-255.
  27. K.S. Thorne, "Nonradial Pulsation of General Relativistic Stellar Models. III. Analytic and Numerical Results for Neutron Stars," Astrophysical Journal, 158, 1-16 (1969).
  28. J.B. Hartle and K.S. Thorne, "Slowly Rotating Relativistic Stars. III. Static Criterion for Stability," Astrophysical Journal, 158, 719-726 (1969).
  29. K.S. Thorne, "Nonradial Pulsation of General Relativistic Stellar Models. IV. The Weak-Field Limit," Astrophysical Journal, 158, 997-1019 (1969).
  30. E.D. Fackerell, J.R. Ipser, and K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Star Clusters," Comments on Astrophysics and Space Physics, 1, 134-139 (1969).
  31. 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. 165-174.
  32. K.S. Thorne and C.M. Will, "High-Precision Tests of General Relativity," Comments on Astrophysics and Space Physics, 2, 35-41 (1970).
  33. 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. 209-228.
  34. A. Campolattaro and K.S. Thorne, "Nonradial Pulsation of General-Relativistic Stellar Models. V. Analytic Analysis for l=1," Astrophysical Journal, 159, 847-858 (1970).
  35. G.S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan and K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Gas Spheres and Clusters of Point Masses with Arbitrarily Large Central Redshifts - Can They be Stable?," Astrophysical Journal, 160, 875-885 (1970).
  36. K.S. Thorne, "Nonspherical Gravitational Collapse: Does it Produce Black Holes?," Comments on Astrophysics and Space Physics, 2, 191-196 (1970).
  37. K.S. Thorne and C.M. Will, "Theoretical Frameworks for Testing Relativistic Gravity. I. Foundations," Astrophysical Journal, 163, 595-610 (1971).
  38. K.S. Thorne and J.J. Dykla, "Black Holes in the Dicke-Brans-Jordan Theory of Gravity," Astrophysical Journal, 166, L35-L38 (1971).
  39. K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Stars, Black Holes, and Gravitational Waves (Including an In-Depth Review of the Theory of Rotating, Relativistic Stars)," in General Relativity and Cosmology, ed. R.K. Sachs (Academic Press, New York, 1971), pp. 237-283.
  40. 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. 10-33; also published in "preprint form" by NORDITA for distribution at the Sixth International Conference on General Relativity, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 1971.
  41. W.H. Press and K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational-Wave Astronomy," Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 10, 335-374 (1972); Russian Translation in Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk, 110, 569-606 (1973).
  42. J.B. Hartle, K.S. Thorne, and S.M. Chitre, "Slowly Rotating Relativistic Stars. VI. Stability of the Quasi-Radial Modes," Astrophysical Journal, 176, 177-194 (1972).
  43. 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).
  44. 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. 593-641.
  45. 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. 231-258.
  46. K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Shocks: The Taub Adiabat," Astrophysical Journal, 179, 897-907 (1973).
  47. J.R. Ipser and K.S. Thorne, "Nonradial Pulsation of General Relativistic Stellar Models. VI. Corrections," Astrophysical Journal, 181, 181-182 (1973).
  48. 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. 343-450.
  49. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitation Theory," in Physics 50 Years Later, (Washington, DC, 1973), pp. 301-324.
  50. K.S. Thorne, D.L. Lee, and A.P. Lightman, "Foundations for a Theory of Gravitation Theories," Physical Review D, 7, 3563-3578 (1973).

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  1. D.N. Page and K.S. Thorne, "Disk Accretion onto a Black Hole. I. Time-Averaged Structure of Accretion Disk," Astrophysical Journal, 191, 499-506 (1974).
  2. K.S. Thorne, "Disk Accretion onto a Black Hole. II. Evolution of the Hole," Astrophysical Journal, 191, 507-519(1974).
  3. K.S. Thorne, "How to Test Gravitation Theories by Means of Gravitational-Wave Measurements," in Colloque Internation aux C.N.R.S. No. 220, "Ondes et Radiations Gravitationelles," (Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, 1974), pp. 214-223.
  4. K.S. Thorne and R.H. Price, "Cygnus X-1: An Interpretation of the Spectrum and its Variability," Astrophysical Journal, 195, L101-L105 (1975).
  5. K.S. Thorne and A.N. Zytkow, "Red Giants and Supergiants with Degenerate Neutron Cores," Astrophysical Journal, 199, L19-L24 (1975).
  6. K.S. Thorne and S.J. Kovacs, "The Generation of Graviational Waves. I. Weak-Field Sources," Astrophysical Journal , 200, 245-262 (1975).
  7. K.S. Thorne, "Radio Emission from Stellar Winds of Early-Type Stars," Orange Aid Preprint 421, California Institute of Technology, August 1975; never published.
  8. K.S. Thorne, "A Toroidal Solution of the Vacuum Einstein Field Equations," Journal of Mathematical Physics, 16, 1860-1865 (1975).
  9. K.S. Thorne and V.B. Braginsky, "Gravitational-Wave Bursts from the Nuclei of Distant Galaxies and Quasars: Proposal for Detection Using Doppler Tracking of Interplanetary Spacecraft," Astrophysical Journal, 204, L1-L6 (1976).
  10. 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).
  11. K.S. Thorne, "The Relativistic Equations of Stellar Structure and Evolution," Astrophysical Journal, 212, 825-831 (1977).
  12. K.S. Thorne and A.N. Zytkow, "Stars with Degenerate Neutron Cores. I. Structure of Equilibrium Models," Astrophysical Journal, 212, 832-858 (1977).
  13. V.B. Braginsky, C.M. Caves, and K.S. Thorne, "Laboratory Experiments to Test Relativistic Gravity," Physical Review D, 15, 2047-2068 (1977).
  14. R.J. Crowley and K.S. Thorne, "The Generation of Gravitational Waves. II. The Post-Linear Formalism Revisited," Astrophysical Journal, 215, 624-635 (1977).
  15. S.J. Kovacs and K.S. Thorne, "The Generation of Gravitational Waves. III. Derivation of Bremsstrahlung Formulae," Astrophysical Journal, 217, 252-280 (1977).
  16. H.D. Wahlquist, J.D. Anderson, F.B. Estabrook, and K.S. Thorne, "Recent JPL Work on Gravity-Wave 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. 335-350.
  17. 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.49-72.
  18. 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. 1-61.
  19. K.S. Thorne, "On the Mathematical Description of Gravitational Waves," Astrophysical Journal, rejected for publication; Cornell University Preprint No. CRSR 662 (1977).
  20. K.S. Thorne, "General-Relativistic 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. 149-216.
  21. 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, 667-671 (1978).
  22. S.J. Kovacs and K.S. Thorne, "The Generation of Gravitational Waves. IV. Bremsstrahlung," Astrophysical Journal, 222, 62-85 (1978).
  23. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Wave Detection with the Solar Probe. I. Motivation," in A Close-up of the Sun, eds. M. Neugebauer and R.W. Davies (Pasadena: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Publication 78-70, 1978), pp. 433-440.
  24. 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. 454-503.
  25. 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. 49-68.
  26. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational-Wave Research: Current Status and Future Prospects," Reviews of Modern Physics, 52, 285-298 (1980).
  27. K.S. Thorne, "Multipole Expansion of Gravitational Radiation," Reviews of Modern Physics, 52, 299-340 (1980).
  28. 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 Quantum-Mechanical Oscillator. I. Issues of Principle," Reviews of Modern Physics, 52, 341-392 (1980).
  29. 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. 139-155.
  30. V.B. Braginsky, Yu. I. Vorontsov, and K.S. Thorne, "Quantum Nondemolition Measurements," Science, 209, 547-557 (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. 749-768.
  31. K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Radiative Transfer: Moment Formalisms," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 194, 439-473 (1981).
  32. 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, 475-484 (1981).
  33. 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).
  34. 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. 255-262.
  35. K.S. Thorne and D. Macdonald, "Electrodynamics in Curved Spacetime: 3+1 Formulation," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 198, 339-343 and Microfiche MN 198/1 (1982).
  36. D. Macdonald and K.S. Thorne, "Black-Hole Electrodynamics: An Absolute-Space/Universal-Time Formulation," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 198, 345-382 (1982).
  37. 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. 1-57.
  38. B.L. Schumaker and K.S. Thorne, "Torsional Oscillations of Neutron Stars," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 203, 457-489 (1983).
  39. V.B. Braginsky and K.S. Thorne, "Present Status of Gravitational-Wave Experiments," in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, ed. E. Schmutzer (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1983), pp. 239-254.
  40. 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. 325-346.
  41. K.S. Thorne and Y. Gursel, "The Free Precession of Slowly Rotating Neutron Stars: Rigid-Body Motion in General Relativity," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 205, 809-817 (1983).
  42. 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, 863-866 (1984).
  43. Kip S. Thorne and James B. Hartle, "Laws of Motion and Precession for Black Holes and Other Bodies," Physical Review D, 31, 1815-1837 (1985).
  44. 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 (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1985), pp. 280-291.
  45. Wojciech H. Zurek and Kip S. Thorne, "Statistical Mechanical Origin of the Entropy of a Rotating, Charged Black Hole," Physical Review Letters, 54, 2171-2175 (1985). Reprinted in Quantum Theory in Curved Spacetime, eds. B.-L. Hu and L. Parker (World Scientific, Singapore, 1992).
  46. Vladimir B. Braginsky and Kip S. Thorne, "Skyhook Gravitational Wave Detector," Nature, 316, 610-612 (1985).
  47. Richard H. Price and Kip S. Thorne, "The Membrane Viewpoint on Black Holes: Properties and Evolution of the Stretched Horizon," Physical Review D, 33, 915-941 (1986).
  48. 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. 103-161.
  49. Vladimir B. Braginsky and Kip S. Thorne, "Gravitational Wave Bursts with Memory and Experimental Prospects," Nature, 327, 123-125 (1987).
  50. Kip S. Thorne, "The Membrane Paradigm and Black-Hole Thermodynamics," in Proceedings of the Yamada Conference XIV, eds. Humitaka Sato and Takashi Nakamura (World Scientific, 1987), pp. 13-19.

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  1. Kip S. Thorne, "Gravitational Radiation," in Three Hundred Years of Gravitation, ed. S.W. Hawking and W. Israel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987), pp. 330-458.
  2. Kip S. Thorne, "The Membrane Paradigm for Black-Hole Astrophysics," in Gravitation in Astrophysics - Cargese 1986, ed. B. Carter and J.B. Hartle (New York: Plenum Press), pp. 209-213(1987).
  3. Jeff Livas, Peter Saulson, Robert Spero, and Kip S. Thorne, "Final Report of the LIGO Site Selection Working Group," LIGO Technical Report TR-87-1, 24 August 1987 (unpublished).
  4. 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, 395-416 (1988).
  5. Michael S. Morris, Kip S. Thorne, and Ulvi Yurtsever, "Wormholes, Time Machines, and the Weak Energy Condition," Physical Review Letters, 61, 1446-1449 (1988).
  6. 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. 573-586.
  7. V.P. Frolov and K.S. Thorne, "Renormalized Stress-Energy Tensor near the Horizon of a Slowly Evolving, Rotating Black Hole," Physical Review D, 39, 2125-2154 (1989).
  8. C. Eich, M.E. Zimmermann, K.S. Thorne and A. Zytkow, "Giant and Supergiant Stars with Degenerate Neutron Cores," Astrophysical Journal, 346, 277-283 (1989).
  9. 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. 393-415.
  10. K.S. Thorne, "Light Scattering and Proposed Baffle Configurationfor the LIGO," (LIGO Technical Report Series, Caltech/MIT, 1989).
  11. 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 , 1915-1930 (1990).
  12. 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, 182-193 (1991).
  13. S.-W. Kim and K.S. Thorne, "Do vacuum fluctuations prevent the creation of closed timelike curves?,'' Physical Review D, 43, 3929-3949 (1991).
  14. F. Echeverria, G. Klinkhammer and K.S. Thorne, "Billiard Balls in Wormhole Spacetimes with Closed Timelike Curves: I. Classical Theory," Physical Review D, 44, 1077-1099 (1991).
  15. 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.196-229.
  16. K.S. Thorne, "On Joseph Weber's New Cross Section for Resonant-Bar Gravitational Wave Detectors," in Recent Advances in General Relativity, edited by A.I. Janis and J.R. Porter (Birkhauser, Boston, 1992), pp. 241-250.
  17. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Wave Bursts With Memory: The Christodoulou Effect," Physical Review D, 45, 520-524 (1992).
  18. 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 Gravitational-Wave Observatory," Science, 256, 325-333 (1992).
  19. T.A. Apostolatos and K.S. Thorne, "Rotation Halts Cylindrical, Relativistic Gravitational Collapse," Physical Review D, 46, 2435-2444 (1992).
  20. 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, 2984-2987 (1993).
       http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/astro-ph/9208005
  21. 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. 295-315.
  22. 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.333-346.
  23. K.S. Thorne, "The LIGO/VIRGO Gravitational-Wave Detection System," in Proceedings of the Fourth "Rencontres de Blois," Chateau de Blois, France, June 15-20, 1992, edited by G. Fontaine and J. Tran Thanh Van (Editions Frontieres, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France, 1993), pp. 375-390.
  24. 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, 3951-3957 (1994).
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/9308009
  25. T.A. Apostolatos, C. Cutler, G.J. Sussman, and K.S. Thorne, "Spin-Induced Orbital Precession and its Modulation of the Gravitational Waveforms from Merging Binaries," Physical Review D, 49, 6274-6297 (1994).
  26. K.S. Thorne, "LIGO, VIRGO, and the International Network of Laser-Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Detectors," in Relativistic Cosmology: Proceedings of the Eighth Nishinomiya-Yukawa Memorial Symposium, edited by M. Sasaki (Universal Academy Press, Tokyo, 1994), pp. 67-82; 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), 101-120 (1996).
  27. 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. vii-xxx.
  28. 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, 127-152 (1995).
  29. 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. 3-20.
  30. 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. 160-84; also published in Particle Physics, Astrophysics & Cosmology, Proceedings of the SLAC Summer Institute on Particle Physics, eds. Jennifer Chan & Lilian DePorcel (SLAC-Report-484, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, California, 1996).
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/9506086
  31. 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. 153-183.
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/9506084
  32. 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. 1-28.
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/9704042
  33. 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. 259-285.
  34. 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. 167-200.
  35. T. Nakamura, M. Sasaki, T. Tanaka, and K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Waves from Coalescing Black Hole MACHO Binaries," Astrophysical Journal Letters, 487, L139-L142 (1997).
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/astro-ph/9708060
  36. D. Kennefick, D. Laurence, and K.S. Thorne, "Prospects for Deducing the Equation of State of Nuclear Matter from Gravitational-Wave Measurements of Neutron-Star Binary Coalescence," Proceedings of the Seventh Marcel Grossmann Meeting, eds. R. Jantzen and G. Mac Keiser (World Scientific, Singapore, 1996), pp. 1090-1092.
  37. 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. 161-195.
  38. 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. 41-78. Slightly revised and updated version published in Black Holes, ed. C. Teitelboim and J. Zanelli (Santiago, Chile, in press).
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/9706079
  39. P. R. Brady, J. D. E. Creighton and K.S. Thorne, "Computing the Merger of Black-Hole Binaries: The IBBH Problem," Physical Review D, 58, 061501 (1998), 5 pages.
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/9804057
  40. S.A. Hughes and K.S. Thorne, "Seismic Gravity-Gradient Noise in Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detectors," Physical Review D, 58, 122002 (1998), 27 pages.
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/9806018
  41. 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/gr-qc/9706057
  42. 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. 291-314.
  43. K.S. Thorne and C.J. Winstein, "Human Gravity-Gradient Noise in Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Detectors," Physical Review D, 60, 082001 (1999), 11 pages.
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/9810016
  44. V.B. Braginsky, M.L. Gorodetsky, F.Ya. Khalili and K.S. Thorne, "Dual-Resonator Speed Meter for a Free Test Mass," Physical Review D, 61, 044002 (2000), 13 pages.
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/9906108
  45. V.B. Braginsky, M.L. Gorodetsky, F.Ya. Khalili and K.S. Thorne, "Energetic Quantum Limit in Large-Scale Interferometers,'' Gravitational Waves, Proceedings of the Third Edoardo Amaldi Conference, AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 523, ed. Sydney Meshkov (American Institute of Physics, 2000), pp. 180-192.
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/9907057  
  46. Y.T. Liu and K.S. Thorne, "Thermoelastic noise and homogeneous thermal noise in finite size gravitational-wave test masses," Physical Review D62, 122002 (2000).
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/0002055
  47. 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/gr-qc/0007074
  48. 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/gr-qc/0003032
  49. K. S. Thorne, "Cherniye Diri i Gravitatsioniye Volni,''  Lecture to Presidium of Russian Academy of Sciences,  Vestnik Rosisskoi Akademii  Nauk71, 587-599 (2001); English translation in Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 71, 375-378 (2001).
  50. H.J. Kimble, Yu. Levin, A.B. Matsko, K.S. Thorne and S.P. Vyatchanin, "Conversion of Conventional Gravitational-Wave Interferometers into QND Interferometers by Modifying their Input and/or Output Optics," Physical Review D, 65, 022002 (2002).
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/0008026

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  1. 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), 72-111.
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/0204090
  2. K.S. Thorne, "Numerical Relativity for Inspiraling Binaries in Co-Rotating 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/gr-qc/9808024
  3. 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 In-Flight Test Precursor SMART-2," in Proceedings of the Astroparticle Conference TAUP2001, Nuclear Physics B, Proc. Suppl., 110, 209-216 (2002).
  4. V.B. Braginsky, M.L. Gorodetsky, F.Ya. Khalili, A.B. Matsko, K.S. Thorne, and S. P. Vyatchanin, "The noise in gravitational-wave detectors and other classical-force measurements is not influenced by test-mass quantization," Physical Review D, 67, 082001 (2003).
        http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/gr-qc/0109003
  5. E. D'Ambrosio, R. O'Shaughnessy, S. Strigin, K.S. Thorne, and S. Vyatchanin, "Reducing thermoelastic noise in gravitational-wave 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/gr-qc/0409075
  6. E. D'Ambrosio, R. O'Shaughnessy, K. S. Thorne, P. Willems, S. Strigin, and S. Vyatchanin, "Advanced LIGO: Non-Gaussian Beams," in Proceedings of the Fifth Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 21, S867-S873 (2004).
  7. 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/gr-qc/0409083
  8. 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 Intermediate-Mass-Ratio Inspirals," Physical Review Letters, 99, 201102 (2007).
        http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v99/e201102
  9. J.D. Kaplan, D.A. Nichols and K.S. Thorne, "Post-Newtonian Approximation in Maxwell-Like Form," Physical Review D, 80, 124014 (2009).
         http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/0808.2510
  10. D. Keppel, D.A. Nichols, Y. Chen and K.S. Thorne, "Momentum Flow in Black Hole Binaries: I. Post-Newtonian Analysis of the Inspiral and Spin-Induced Bobbing," Physical Review D, 80, 124015 (2009).
         http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/0902.4077
  11. 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, "Frame-Dragging Vortexes and Tidal Tendexes Attached to Colliding Black Holes: Visualizing the Curvature of Spacetime," Physical Review Letters, 106, 151101 (2011).
  12. 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 Frame-Drag Vortexes and Tidal Tendexes I. General Theory and Weak-Gravity Applications," Physical Review D, 84, 124014 (2011).
  13. Fan Zhang, Aaron Zimmerman, David A. Nichols, Yanbei Chen, Geoffrey Lovelace, Keith D. Matthews, Robert Owen, Kip S. Thorne, "Visualizing Spacetime Curvature via Frame-Drag Vortexes and Tidal Tendexes II. Stationary Black Holes," Physical Review D, 86, 084049 (2012).
  14. David A. Nichols, Aaron Zimmerman, Yanbei Chen, Geoffrey Lovelace, Keith D. Matthews, Robert Owen, Fan Zhang, Kip S. Thorne, "Visualizing Spacetime Curvature via Frame-Drag Vortexes and Tidal Tendexes III. Quasinormal Pulsations of Schwarzschild and Kerr Black Holes," Physical Review D, 86, 104028 (2012).
  15. Kip S. Thorne, "Classical Black Holes: The Nonlinear Dynamics of Curved Spacetime," Science, 337, 536 (2012).
  16. 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).
See also Section III. Publications of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration on which Thorne is a co-author, 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 co-author

  1. See the publication list on the LIGO Scientific Collaboration's website: https://www.lsc-group.phys.uwm.edu/ppcomm/Papers.html
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IV. Abstracts of Papers Presented at Meetings
  1. K.S. Thorne and E. Kashy, "The Reactions Rh103(p,d) Rh102 and Rh103(p,t)Rh101 at 16.8 MeV," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 9, 109 (1964).
  2. 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).
  3. K.S. Thorne, "Stability of a Neutron Star," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 10, 125 (1965).
  4. K.S. Thorne, "Effect of a Primordial Magnetic Field on the Dynamics of the Universe," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 11, 340 (1966).
  5. 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).
  6. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Waves from Pulsating Stars," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 12, 1122 (1967).
  7. J.R. Ipser and K.S. Thorne, "The Stability of Relativistic Star Clusters," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 12, 1122 (1967).
  8. 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).
  9. S.J. Kovacs, C.M. Will, and K.S. Thorne, "Parametrized Post-Newtonian Emphemeris," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 17, 141 (1972).
  10. 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).
  11. 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).
  12. A.N. Zytkow and K.S. Thorne, "Red Giant Stars with Degenerate Neutron Cores," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 20, 17 (1975).
  13. R.H. Price and K.S. Thorne, "Cygnus X-1: A Black-Hole Interpretation of the Spectrum and its Variability," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 20, 17 (1975).
  14. 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).
  15. S.J. Kovacs and K.S. Thorne, "A Weak-Field, Fast-Motion Formalism for the Generation of Gravitational Waves," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 20, 99 (1975).
  16. 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).
  17. V.B. Braginsky, C.M. Caves, and K.S. Thorne, "Laboratory Experiments to Test Post-Newtonian Gravity," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 20, 1488-1489 (1975).
  18. K.S. Thorne, "Sources of Gravitational Waves," Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A368, 9 (1979).
  19. K.S. Thorne, "Quantum Nondemolition Sensors for Gravitational Wave Detection," Proceedings of the NSF Grantee-User Meeting on Optical Communication Systems, ed. G. Tangonen and A. Yariv, Pasadena, CA, June 4-5, 1979, pp. 1-3.
  20. C.M. Caves, R.W.P. Drever, and K.S. Thorne, "Practical Realizations of Back-Action-Evading 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 14-19, 1980, V.2, pp. 424-425.
  21. K.S. Thorne, "Black Holes: The Membrane Paradigm," Abstracts of Contributed Papers, Eleventh International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR11), Stockholm, Sweden, July 6-12, 1986, V.2, p. 524.
  22. 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 2-7, 1989, p. 247.
  23. 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 2-7, 1989, p. 248.
  24. M. Favata and K. S. Thorne, "Are neutron stars crushed? Gravitomagnetic tidal forces as a mechanism for binary-induced collapse," abstract for April 2002 meeting of American Physical Society, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, April 2002, Abstract S12.010.
  25. 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: Frame-Drag 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.
  26. D. Nichols, Y. Chen, K.S. Thorne, A. Zimmerman, "Vortex and Tendex Lines in Post-Newtonian and Black-Hole 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
  1. K.S. Thorne, "Observations on Observational and Other Astronomy," letter, Science, 153, 368 (1966).
  2. K.S. Thorne, review of The Character of Physical Law, by R.P. Feynman, in Engineering and Science, June 1967, p. 6.
  3. K.S. Thorne, letter, Scientific American, 218, No. 2, p. 7 (1968).
  4. K.S. Thorne, Review of Relativity Theory and Astrophysics, Vols. 1, 2, 3, ed. J. Ehlers, in Science, 161, 997-998 (1968).
  5. K.S. Thorne, Review of The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes, by S. Chandrasekhar, in American Journal of Physics, 53, 1013 (1985).
  6. K.S. Thorne, Preface to Volume 5 (Relativistic Astrophysics ) of the Collected Works of S. Chandrasekhar (1989).
  7. 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.
  8. K.S. Thorne, Review of Selected Works of Yakov Borisovich Zeldovich. "Volume II: Particles, Nuclei, and the Universe," Physics Today, 47, 61 (August 1994).
  9. K.S. Thorne, Theoretical Modesty, Letter, New Scientist, 28 January 1995, p. 56.
  10. 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
  1. 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.432-436.
  2. K.S. Thorne, "Relativity," ibid., pp. 829-836.
  3. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse," in 1976 McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology (McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1967), pp. 193-195.
  4. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse," Science Reporter (India), 3, 346-350 (1966).
  5. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse," Scientific American, 217, No. 5, 88-98 (November 1967).
  6. K.S. Thorne, "The Death of a Star," in Science Year 1968 (Field Enterprises Educational Corporation, Chicago, 1968), pp. 70-85. Updated and republished in Engineering and Science, 33, No. 2, 30-35 (1969).
  7. K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Astrophysics at Caltech, 1923-1969," Engineering and Science, 32, No. 9, 34-40 (1969).
  8. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitatsioni Kollaps" ("Gravitational Collapse"), Zemlya i Vselennaya, 1, 40-48 (1969). (Russian version of reference V. 5).
  9. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse," Collier's Encyclopedia (Crowell-Collier Educational Corporation, New York, 1969), pp. 335-336.
  10. K.S. Thorne, "Cosmology," ibid., 372-376.
  11. K.S. Thorne, "Perviye Nablyudaemiye Relyativistskiye Ob'ekti" ("First Observations of Relativistic Objects"), Priroda (Moscow), January 1970, pp. 62-65 [in Russian].
  12. K.S. Thorne, "Relativistic Gravity," Proceedings of the Seventh Space Congress, Cocoa Beach, Florida, April 22-24, 1970 (Canaveral Council of Technical Societies, 1970), pp. 8-27 to 8-31.
  13. 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, 73-74 (1971).
  14. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse," McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 3rd ed. (McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971), pp. 301-303.
  15. J.L. Greenstein and K.S. Thorne, "Supermassive Stars," McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 3rd ed. (McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971), pp. 318-319.
  16. K.S. Thorne, "Relyativistskiye Teorii Tyagotyeniya" ("Relativistic Theories of Gravitation"), Budushcheve Nauki (Isdatel'stvo Znaniye, Moscow, 1970), pp. 65-67.
  17. K.S. Thorne, "The Search for Black Holes," Scientific American, 231, No. 6, 32-43 (December 1974); Reprinted as Chapter 28 of Albert Einstein 1879-1955, eds. Th. M. Rassiasand, G.M. Rassias (North Holland, Amsterdam, 1982).
  18. K.S. Thorne, "Vselennaya Zagadivaet Noviye Zagadki" ("The Universe Poses New Problems"), Priroda, July 1974, pp. 92-94 [in Russian].
  19. K.S. Thorne, "New Objects in Space: From Quasars to the Black Hole, Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 28, 15-36 (1975).
  20. K.S. Thorne, "Poiski Chornikh Dir" ("The Search for Black Holes), Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk, 118, 453-471 (1976); Russian translation of reference V. 17.

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  1. 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. 97-109.
  2. K.S. Thorne, "Probing the Universe: Big Bang, Black Holes, and Gravitational Waves," Engineering and Science (October-November 1977), pp. 17-22.
  3. K.S. Thorne, "Gravitational Collapse," McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 4th ed. (McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1977), V.6, pp. 301-303.
  4. 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. 58-61.
  5. K.S. Thorne, "The Search for a Black Hole in Space," Sesquicentennial Papers, Illinois College (Southern Illinois University Press, 1982), pp. 123-132.
  6. K.S. Thorne, "Ya Optimist," interview, Literaturnaya Gazeta, Moscow, 28 October 1981, p. 13 [in Russian].
  7. 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 Photo-Optical 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).
  8. K.S. Thorne, "In Search of Gravitational Waves," interview in Priroda, April 1987, pp. 34-45 [in Russian].
  9. Richard H. Price and Kip S. Thorne, "The Membrane Paradigm for Black Holes," Scientific American, Vol. 258, April 1988, pp. 69-77.
  10. K.S. Thorne, "Puteshestviye Sredi Chernikh Dir" ("Voyage Among the Black Holes"), Priroda, August 1988, pp. 82-94 [in Russian].
  11. 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).
  12. 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 8-14 [in Russian].
  13. 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. 74-78; Russian version in Priroda, May 1991.
  14. K.S. Thorne, "A Voyage Among the Holes", Grand Street, 48, 149-180 (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).
  15. K.S. Thorne, Russian-language 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. 90-102; "Glava 5, Skhlopivaniye Neizbezhno," Part One, February 1994 issue, pp. 78-89, and Part Two, May 1994 issue, pp. 75-82; "Glava 6, Skhlopivaetsa, no vo shto," Part One, July 1994 issue, pp. 92-106, and Part Two, "Rozhdeniye chornikh dir: vse bolee glubokoye ponimaniye," August 1994, pp. 86-99; "Glava 8, Poisk," September 1994, pp. 96-109.
  16. 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. 306-312.
  17. J. Kramer and K.S. Thorne, "Ants on a Balloon," Grand Street, 54, 165-171 (1995).
  18. 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, 64-67 (1996).
  19. 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. 121-134.
  20. 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. 15-16.

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  1. K.S. Thorne,  "Two Centuries and Beyond," Address at the 107th Commencement of Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 6 May, 2000.  Unpublished
  2. 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).
  3. 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 Nauk171, 909-910 (2001); English translation in Physics --- Uspekhi, 44, 867-868 (2001).
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 326-333; English version of Reference V. 36.
  7. 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. 74-104; Chinese translation in Sixty Years in a Nutshell (Hunan Science and Technology Press, Hunan, China, 2005).
  8. K.S. Thorne, "The Discover Interview," Interview with Susan Kruglinski, Discover, November 2007, pp. 51-53; expanded version on the web at http://discovermagazine.com/2007/nov/the-man-who-imagined-wormholes-and-schooled-hawking.
  9. K.S. Thorne, "John Archibald Wheeler: Just Crazy Enough to be Right," Science, 320, 1603 (2008) (abstract).
  10. C.W. Misner, K.S. Thorne and W.H. Zurek, "John Wheeler, relativity, and quantum information," Physics Today, 62, No. 4,
    April 2009, pp. 40-46. Japanese Translation, "John Wheeler to sotairon to ryoshi joho," PARITY, 25-2, p.4 (2010).
  11. K.S. Thorne, "Is Time Travel Allowed", Plus Magazine (December 2009, online)
    http://plus.maths.org/latestnews/sep-dec09/timetravel/
  12. Kip S. Thorne, "Wormholes and Time Travel," essay on pp. 248-252 of Lucy & Stephen Hawking, George and the Big Bang (Doubleday, 2011).



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VII. Books and Articles
Edited by K.S. Thorne
  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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. 79-89. 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.
  6. V.B. Braginsky and F. Ya. Khalili, Quantum Measurement, edited by K.S. Thorne (Cambridge University Press, 1992).
  7. D. Buchwald and K.S. Thorne, Preface to the new, 2005 edition of The Born-Einstein 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).
  8. K.S. Thorne, ed., "Recollections of Wheeler," Physics Today, 62, No. 4, April 2009, pp. 58-59.



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VIII. Films
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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, KOCE-TV, PBS, 1995).
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. 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).

  8. Technical Films:
  9. K. S. Thorne, Gravitational-Wave Theory, Videotapes of a course taught by Thorne at Caltech in Spring 1995; available from the Caltech Library: catalog number QC178 .T56 1995.
  10. K.S. Thorne, Mihai Bondarescu and Yanbei Chen, Gravitational Waves - A Web-Based 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
  1. 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 LIGO-T940063-00-R,Caltech/MIT, August 1994.
  2. E.E. Flanagan and K.S. Thorne, "Light Scattering and Baffle Configuration for LIGO," LIGO Technical Report LIGO-T950101-00-R, Caltech/MIT, January 1995.
  3. E.E. Flanagan and K.S. Thorne, "Scattered Light Noise for LIGO," LIGO Technical Report LIGO-T950132-00-R, April 1995.
  4. E.E. Flanagan and K.S. Thorne, "Specifications for the Baffle Serrations in the LIGO Beam Tubes," LIGO Technical Report LIGO-T960012-00-R, Caltech/MIT, January 1996.
  5. E.E. Flanagan and K.S. Thorne, "Baffle Locations at Hanford," LIGO Technical Report LIGO-C962252-00-B, Caltech/MIT, October 1996.
  6. E.E. Flanagan and K.S. Thorne, "Baffle Locations at Livingston," LIGO Technical Report LIGO-C971831-00-B, Caltech/MIT, September 1997.
  7. K.S. Thorne, "The Scientific Case for Advanced LIGO Interferometers,"  LIGO Technical Report LIGO-P000024-A-R, Caltech/MIT, January 2001.
  8. E. D'Ambrosio, R. O'Shaughnessy, K.S. Thorne, S. Strigin and S. Vyatchanin, "Status Report on Mexican-Hat Flat-Topped Beams for Advanced LIGO," LIGO Technical Report LIGO-T030009-00-R, Caltech/MIT, January 2003.
  9. K.S. Thorne, "Scattering Noise for Advanced LIGO", LIGO Technical Report LIGO-P070050-00-Z, Caltech/MIT, May 2005.



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X. Papers in Press
  1. 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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