| Lectures for physicists and/or astronomers
| Lectures for the general public
- "Out of a
Excerpts from a joint lecture by Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne, Public Lecture sponsored
by the Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy (Cupertino, California,
19 June 2012)
- Panel discussion about "Black Holes and Holographic Worlds" at the World Science Festival (New York City, June 3, 2010)
Panelists: Alan Alda, Raphael Bousso, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Andrew Hamilton and Kip Thorne.
Warped Side of the Universe"
with Annalie Schutz (Sydney Australia, August 2007); one in a series
of interviews about black
holes at http://www.scienceface.org/ . This interview is also
available on YouTube, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WLAOzgEwTw
General Relativity, from 1905 to 2005: Warped Spacetime, Black Holes,
Gravitational Waves, and the Accelerating Universe"
Watson Lecture and Einstein Centennial Lecture (Caltech, 16 November 2005)
- Gravity Probe B Pre Launch Briefing, NASA Headquarters (Washington DC, April 2, 2004). A panel
discussion of Gravity Probe B: a space mission in which superconducting gyroscopes are testing
Einstein's general relativity in important new ways. In this video, Thorne
and the other
panelists discuss the nature and scientific significance of Gravity Probe B.
The url for the streaming video is:
rtsp://vstream1.ksc.nasa.gov/odv/ma/gp-b/hq_040204_gpbpress.rm; there is also
a link at
- "Words Matter: Caltech Science Writing
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Presentations and round-table discussion of science writing (Caltech, 21 January 2004). The panelists are
K.C. Cole, Los Angeles Times Science Writer; Kip Thorne; and Lord Robert Winston, Professor of Fertility
Studies at Imperial College, London. The moderator is Dr. Steven Youra, Faculty Associate in the Humanities,
Caltech. Thorne's presentation begins 28 minutes, 30 seconds into the video; the long panel discussion begins
1 hour, 3 minutes, 50 seconds into the video.
- "A new window on the
Universe: The search for gravitational waves"
Lecture at the Centenary Meeting of the American Physical Society (Atlanta, GA, 23 March 1999)
- "Spacetime warps and the quantum:
A glimpse of the future"
Public lecture at University of California, Santa Barbara (24 February 1999)
- "Black holes: Predicted properties and behaviors"
Lecture at Secondary Physics Teachers' Educational Forum on Black Holes: Facts and Fiction
(ITP, Santa Barbara, CA, 6 February 1999