James Gunn

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James Edward Gunn (born October 21, 1938) is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy at Princeton University. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Gunn has received more than 6,996,956 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. James Gunn is the 451st most popular astronomer, the 7,565th most popular biography from United States and the 92nd most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, James Gunn ranks 451 out of 532Before him are Ruby Payne-Scott, Yuji Hyakutake, Kiichirō Furukawa, Charles Augustus Young, Benjamin Banneker, and David H. Levy. After him are Kaoru Ikeya, Hiroki Kosai, Agnes Mary Clerke, Charlotte Moore Sitterly, Royal Harwood Frost, and Margaret Lindsay Huggins.

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Among people born in 1938, James Gunn ranks 383Before him are António Calvário, Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Paula Prentiss, Bronislovas Lubys, András Balczó, and Angelo Damiano. After him are Charles Simic, Fritz d'Orey, John Prescott, Giampaolo Menichelli, Tomislav Knez, and Alfred Raoul.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Gunn ranks 7,565 out of 15,968Before him are DMX (1970), Ben Wallace (1974), Vic Damone (1928), Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835), William Sanderson (1944), and Mel Tormé (1925). After him are Emma Abbott (1850), Erin Moran (1960), Dexter Jackson (1969), Guinn Smith (1920), Charles P. Thacker (1943), and Flavor Flav (1959).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, James Gunn ranks 92Before him are Stephen P. Synnott (1946), Cleveland Abbe (1838), Schelte J. Bus (1956), Irwin I. Shapiro (1929), Charles Augustus Young (1834), and Benjamin Banneker (1731). After him are Charlotte Moore Sitterly (1898), Royal Harwood Frost (1879), Herbert Friedman (1916), Grove Karl Gilbert (1843), David L. Rabinowitz (1960), and Margaret Geller (1947).