American astronomer and the current director of the Center for SETI Research. She is credited with coining the term 'brown dwarf' for the classification of stars with insufficient mass to sustain hydrogen fusion
American economist and the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics. In 2017, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to Behavioral economics
American theoretical physicist. In 2017, Thorne was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Rainer Weiss and Barry C. Barish 'for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves'
British condensed-matter physicist. 2016 Nobel Prize for physics along with F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter