The Science of Interstellar

Author: Kip S. Thorne
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by Maverick144   2019-07-21

It's mainly from the Doppler Effect. Article explaining it: https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-truth-behind-interstellars-scientifically-accurate-1686120318

I'd also recommend Kip Thorne's The Science of Interstellar. He gets into the details a lot deeper.

by trupwl   2019-07-21

Reading thru the comments, I see a few people slamming Interstellar for its creative license towards the end and for its use of typical movie-science tropes like “solving the gravity equation”. In my view, those are legitimate beefs to an extent but they also apply to every other sci-fi movie ever made.

If one is interested in judging Interstellar solely on the basis of the physics that it portrays and on how accurately it does so, then I suggest reading this book:

Science of Interstellar

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0393351378/

Edit (a day later): For a more technical - and also more critical - analysis of the physics in Interstellar, one might be interested in reading this paper, available as a preprint from arXiv:

The Warped Science of Interstellar

https://arxiv.org/abs/1503.08305

by TheHypnotist   2019-04-13
Since we're on it, there's actually a book about the science of interstellar.

https://www.amazon.com/Science-Interstellar-Kip-Thorne/dp/03...

by melling   2017-10-05
Kip S. Thorne

Should be a household name. He has written several books and was consulted by Christopher Nolan for the movie Interstellar:

https://www.amazon.com/Science-Interstellar-Kip-Thorne/dp/03...

by Chumkil   2017-08-19

Kip Thorne wrote a book on it:

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0393351378

More is accurate in that movie than first appears.

by Smartnership   2017-08-19

He even authored a book called

The Science of Interstellar

by Chumkil   2017-08-19

But not the parts you think:

https://toptalkedbooks.com/amzn/0393351378

Kip Thorne discusses where the physics is wrong. He also discusses why it is wrong for the sake of the movie, but most of it is right.

A lot of people think certain parts are wrong in the movie that are actually accurate.