Nesvorny

1986 RA3. Discovered 1986 Sept. 11 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of David Nesvornja (1969- ), a Czech dynamicist, currently at the Universidade de Sao Paulo, who has contributed to recent important discoveries on chaotic effects in the minor planet belt, their role in depleting resonant gaps, shaping the current belt population, and supplying Mars-crossing objects. In particular, Nesvornya has studied both analytically and numerically the effects of hitherto unstudied three-body resonances and slow, diffusionlike processes. (M 35489)

Citation written by P. Farinella at the request of the discoverer.

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