Samwestfall

1964 UC. Discovered 1964 Oct. 30 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in memory of Richard Samuel Westfall (1924-1996), distinguished professor of history and philosophy of science at Indiana University from 1976 to 1989. Westfall is regarded as the foremost scholar of the Scientific Revolution, primarily because of his extraordinary scholarship on Newton {see planet (8000)}, exemplified in his 1971 treatise on the development of dynamics in the seventeenth century and his 1980 biography of Newton, Never at Rest, both of which won the coveted Pfizer Award of the History of Science Society. (M 34619)

Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson. Citation prepared by E. Grant.

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