Ferrini

1996 GJ2. Discovered 1996 Apr. 14 by L. Tesi and A. Boattini at San Marcello Pistoiese.

Named in honor of the Italian physicist Federico Ferrini, professor of astronomical techniques at the University of Pisa. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in major astronomical journals. These cover many subjects in modern theoretical astrophysics, among them planetology, star formation, the interstellar medium, galactic evolution and its cosmological effects. He is responsible for the Italian light pollution commission and is coordinator of the Mediterranean Astronomical Network. (M 35495)

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