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2005 Gruber Cosmology Prize

Dr. James E. Gunn is a distinguished contributor to all three of the main areas of astronomy research – theory, observation, and instrumentation. Dr. Gunn led the design of a digital-based camera for the Hubble Space Telescope and came up with the original concept for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). He also designed and built the camera needed for the SDSS, which presents a three-dimensional mapping of a large part of the universe.