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And the honorable mentions are...

NAME: Kurtis Williams
SCHOOL: Univ. of CA, Santa Cruz

George Abell's pioneering work on clusters of galaxies, including his Catalogue of Rich Galaxy Clusters, has had profound impacts on our understanding of large-scale structures in the Universe, which in turn have greatly influenced the study of cosmology. One of the major scientific capabilities of AXAF will be the high-resolution imaging and spectroscopy of clusters of galaxies, and the results promise to give even more insight into the formation of galaxy clusters, and thus insight into the birth, life, and death of the universe.

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