Kip Thorne

Kip Thorne, world-renowned theoretical astrophysicist, 2017 Nobel Physics Prize Laureate and executive producer of the blockbuster film Interstellar brought his revolutionary work to Hawaiʻi for a special W. M. Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk.

It was standing room only at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel’s Hale Hoaloha Pavilion where more than 750 attendees came to enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at Interstellar and an in-depth look at how Thorne assisted Hollywood in turning science fact into science fiction.

“At Keck Observatory we are passionate about delivering truly transformational science and sharing the excitement with the public, here in Hawaiʻi and worldwide. We are delighted to have been able to bring to our community one of the greatest theoretical physicists of our time,” said Hilton Lewis, director of Keck Observatory.