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2005 Gruber Cosmology Prize Citation

The Cosmology Prize of The Peter Gruber Foundation is hereby proudly presented to Professor James Gunn, Princeton University Observatory, for his central contributions to the theoretical, observational and instrumental development of modern cosmology.

From his pioneering early work on the intergalactic medium and on gravitational lensing, through his use of new technology to study distant objects with the world's largest telescopes, to his design of the instruments used to carry out definitive cosmological surveys both from the ground and from space, he has set the highest standards for the field and provided the ideas and the data to inspire new generations of cosmologists.