De Hevesy

3290 T-2. Discovered 1973 Sept. 30 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Hungarian-Swedish physicist George de Hevesy (1885-1966) was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1943 for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes. Working with Dirk Coster {see planet (10445)} in Copenhagen in 1923, he discovered the element hafnium. (M 43044) The name was proposed by W. A. Frooger.

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