Fievez

1981 EN1. Discovered 1981 Mar. 7 by H. Debehogne and G. DeSanctis at La Silla.

Named in memory of Charles Fievez (1844-1890), the pioneer of astrophysics in Belgium. His scientific career at the Observatoire Royal de Bruxelles was short (1877-1890) but very fruitful. In 1880 he started the first spectroscopic laboratory in Belgium. He published two dozen papers on spectroscopy, including an atlas of the solar spectrum, and in 1885 he observed the broadening effect of spectral lines due to the presence of a magnetic field (but without finding the correct interpretation) eleven years before Zeeman. (M 23138)

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