Janvanparadijs

2189 T-2. Discovered 1973 Sept. 29 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Jan van Paradijs (1946-1999), professor at the universities of Amsterdam and Alabama, was a pioneer researcher on issues of high-energy astrophysics. His recognition of the first optical counterpart to a 7-ray

(9262) Bordovitsyna burst led to improved understanding of the physics of these events, their source environment and typical distances. (M 36947)

Obituary published in Phys. Today, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 87-88 (2000).

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