Lichtenberg

6065 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in memory of Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799). In his time he was one of Europe's best-known experimental physicists. He worked in GoĆ¼ttingen, Germany, and in Brighton, England. Even today, he is known for his aphorisms, such as: "it is almost impossible to carry the torch of the truth through a crowd without singeing someone's beard", "the healthy scholar is the man for whom thinking is not an illness" and "I always feel pain when a gifted person dies - the world has a greater need for these than the heavens". (M 33387) Name proposed by K.-O. Groeneveld.

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