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Gunn, J. E. (James Edward) 1938-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 38 publications in 3 languages and 1,154 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Fiction  History  Miscellanea 
Roles: Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3545.I557, 523.1
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Most widely held works by J. E Gunn
Observational cosmology : eight [sic] advanced course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics by Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics ( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Great ideas today, 1979 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observational cosmology eight [sic] Advanced course of the Swiss society of astronomy and astrophysics... [Saas-Fee, 1978] by J. E Gunn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Star bridge by Jack Williamson ( Book )
2 editions published between 1958 and 1975 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observational cosmology : eight [i.e. eighth] advanced course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics : [held in Valais, Switzerland, Apr. 10-15, 1978] by Advanced Course in Astrophysics ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observational cosmology by James E Gunn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observational cosmology : advanced course; (Saas-Fee, April 10th-15th, 1978) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mathematical framework for discussing the statistical distribution of galaxies in space and its cosmological implications by J. E Gunn ( Book )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observational cosmology : Eight [i.e. Eighth] Advanced Course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics by Advanced Course in Astrophysics ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astrometry With Digital Sky Surveys: From SDSS to LSST ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Major advances in our understanding of the Universe have historically come from dramatic improvements in our ability to accurately measure astronomical quantities. The astrometric observations obtained by modern digital sky surveys are enabling unprecedentedly massive and robust studies of the kinematics of the Milky Way. For example, the astrometric data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), together with half a century old astrometry from the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS), have enabled the construction of a catalog that includes absolute proper motions as accurate as 3 mas/year for about 20 million stars brighter than V=20, and for 80,000 spectroscopically confirmed quasars which provide exquisite error assessment. We discuss here several ongoing studies of Milky Way kinematics based on this catalog. The upcoming next-generation surveys will maintain this revolutionary progress. For example, we show using realistic simulations that the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will measure proper motions accurate to 1 mas/year to a limit 4 magnitude fainter than possible with SDSS and POSS catalogs, or with the Gaia survey. LSST will also obtain geometric parallaxes with accuracy similar to Gaia's at its faint end (0.3 mas at V=20), and extend them to V=24 with an accuracy of 3 mas. We discuss the impact that these LSST measurements will have on studies of the Milky Way kinematics, and potential synergies with the Gaia survey
Oral history interview with James Edward Gunn by J. E Gunn ( )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Oral history interview covers early childhood, education 1938-1962; astronomy interest; graduate school at California Institute of Technology, impressions of professors; interest starts for cosmology. Social and political climate at Rice University; interests in quasi-stellar objects and astrophysics; distance relationship of quasi-stellar objects--galaxy associations. Importance of pulsars, pulsars as energy source. Non-professional life. Also prominently mentioned are: Halton Christian Arp, John Bahcall, Geoffrey R. Burbidge, Beverly Oke; Mount Wilson Observatory, and Princeton University
The limits of the universe Is it open or closed? by American Association for the Advancement of Science ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Speakers include: Frank D. Drake, Robert V. Wagoner, James E. Gunn, P. J. E. Peebles, Philip Morrison
The luminosity function for galaxies and the clustering of galaxies by Paul Schechter ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Bu xiu de ren by J. E Gunn ( )
1 edition published in 1985 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Evolution of galaxies and stellar populations conference at Yale University, 1977 May 19-21 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Speakers include: Ivan King, "Galaxies and their Populations - the View on a Cloudy Day;" Sidney van den Bergh, "Musings on Galaxy Classification;" G. de Vancouleurs, "Qualitative and Quantitative Classifications of Galaxies;" Richard B. Larson, "Rates of Star Formation;" K. C. Freeman, "Star Formation and the Gas Content of Galaxies;" Sandra M. Faber, "The Chemical Composition of Old Stellar Populations;" Pierre Demarque and Robert D. McClure, "Stellar Populations of the Disk and Halo of the Galaxy;" Leonard Searle, "The Evolution of Stellar Populations;" K. M. Strom and S. E. Strom, "Surface Brightness and Color Distributions of Elliptical and SO Galaxies in the Coma Cluster;" Hyron Spinrad, "The Ultraviolet Spectra and Color Evolution of Galaxies at Large Red shifts;" Martin J. Rees, "Cosmology and Galaxy Formation;" Jeremiah P. Ostriker, "On the Dynamical Evolution of Galaxies in Clusters;" Alar Toomre, "Mergers and Some Consequences;" Wallace L. W. Sargent, "Quasar Absorption Lines as Probes of the Past Intergalactic Medium;" and concluding remarks by James E. Gunn. Also includes much of the discussion after the talks in which many of the attending astronomers and astrophysicists are heard participating. The conference was chaired by Beatrice M. Tinsley
Interviews conducted for the Cosmology Interview Project by Alan P Lightman ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Consists of audio tapes and transcripts of twenty seven interviews, on topics in cosmology, with Marc Davis, Gérard De Vaucouleurs, Robert Dicke, Sandra Faber, Margaret Geller, James Gunn, Alan Guth, Stephen Hawking, Fred Hoyle, John Huchra, Andrei Linde, Charles Misner, Jeremiah Ostriker, Donald Page, James Peebles, Roger Penrose, Martin Rees, Vera Rubin, Allan Sandage, Wallace Sargent, Maarten Schmidt, David Schramm, Dennis Sciama, Joseph Silk, Edwin Turner, Robert Wagoner, and Steven Weinberg
The structure and evolution of interacting binary galaxies by Kirk Borne ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Observational cosmology : 8th advanced course, Saas-Fe, Apr. 1978, lectures ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Gunn, James Edward, 1938-
Languages
English (31)
French (2)
Chinese (1)
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