Professor James Gunn conceived and led the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which produced a three-dimensional digital cosmic map encompassing a broad region – a ‘map of the universe’. He contributed to the elucidation of the evolutionary history of the universe and has also published many pioneering astrophysical theories. Through these achievements, he has provided us with a significant understanding of the universe.
Professor Gunn is the current Kyoto Prize Laureate for Basic Sciences.
This event features a mixture of live and recorded material, including a stream of Professor Gunn's lecture from the Kyoto Prize ceremony in November 2019. This is followed by a live exclusive Q&A, with the opportunity for attendees to ask questions.
This event is part of the Kyoto Prize at Oxford 2021. Find out more and register on the event webpage.