Goldreich

1981 DK3. Discovered 1981 Feb. 28 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring.

Named in honor of Peter Goldreich (1939- ), of the California Institute of Technology. Goldreich and his students have contributed to a remarkably broad range of topics in planetary science and astrophysics. Goldreich has written influential and much-quoted papers on polar wandering, the origin of the moon, solar oscillations, the cause of radio bursts from Jupiter, tidal evolution of satellite orbits and planetary spins, planetary rings, the formation of the solar system, instabilities in rotating stars, the origin of planetary nebulae, pulsar magnetospheres, accretion disks, astrophysical masers, spiral structure in galaxies and galaxy formation. (M 27458) Citation provided by S. D. Tremaine.

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