Did Stephen Hawking Owe A Nobel Physicist a Subscription to ‘Penthouse’?
In 1974, Stephen Hawking bet Kip Thorne a subscription to Penthouse over whether a recently discovered cosmic object was a black hole. He lost, and we tried to find out if he ever paid up.
ripples in spacetime
Nobel Prize in Physics Recognizes the Dawn of a Whole New Kind of Astronomy
Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish are named for leading the effort to detect gravitational waves.
Astronomers Found a Star Inside a Star, 40 Years After It Was First Theorized
Such Thorne–Żytkow objects promise to open up a whole new side to the universe that we’ve never known.
Amy Shira Teitel