Fulchignoni

1984 CR. Discovered 1984 Feb. 5 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Marcello Fulchignoni, associate professor of physics at the University of Rome and director of the Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale. Fulchig-noni has played a crucial role in promoting planetary science in Italy, particularly in stimulating Italian participation in space exploration. His research has included studies of the geological and geochemical evolution of the Moon and planetary surfaces. His interest in minor planets has centered on the problem of lightcurve inversion by means of laboratory simulation and numerical modeling. (M 11751)

Citation prepared in part by A. Coradini and V. Zappala.

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