Kip S. Thorne to Receive Princeton's Madison Medal
LIGO co-founder Kip S. Thorne has been awarded the 2019 Madison Medal, one of Princeton University's top alumni awards. The Madison Medal, established by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA), is named after James Madison, the 4th president of the United States who is considered to be Princeton’s first graduate student. It is awarded annually to a distinguished alumna or alumnus of the University's Graduate School. Thorne, who was a co-recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves," received his Ph.D. in physics from Princeton in 1965. Kip Thorne will receive the award during Princeton's Alumni Day on February 22.