facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Wiki

James Edward Gunn (born 1938) is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy at Princeton University. He received the 2009 National Medal of Science.

Gunn's early theoretical work in astronomy has helped establish the current understanding of how galaxies form, and the properties of the space between galaxies. He also suggested important observational tests to confirm the presence of dark matter in galaxies, and predicted the existence of a Gunn-Peterson trough in the spectra of distant quasars.

Gunn is one of those rare astronomers who can build research-grade astronomical detectors and work in theoretical astrophysics with equal facility.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "James Gunn."
Most Popular
1
Uma Thurman's look-alike daughter, Maya, attends film premiere with her mom Uma Thurman's look-alike daughter, Maya, attends film premiere with her mom
2
Massive sunspot sending violent flares toward Earth Massive sunspot sending violent flares toward Earth
3
Kat Von D's tattoo shop, High Voltage, damaged in fire Kat Von D's tattoo shop, High Voltage, damaged in fire
4
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
5
Lumberton grandpa shoots granddaughter's would-be rapist Lumberton grandpa shoots granddaughter's would-be rapist
x
Feedback