3051 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Daenes Beraenyi (1928- ), professor of the Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Debrecen and for many years its director. His research activities include nuclear physics, atomic collision processes and electron spectrometry. In 1990 Berenyi became vice-president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. (M 24918)

Name proposed by K.-O. Groeneveld, who works in the same fields.

See also the citation for planet (5699).

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