Sigmund

3027 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Peter Sigmund (1936- ), professor at the Institute of Physics at Odense University and since 1970 one of the leading Danish physicists. His research as a theoretical physicist ranges from particle penetration and collision cascade phenomena to charge exchange and electron emission. He has inspired Danish and foreign colleagues immensely in these areas. (M 26932)

Name proposed by K.-O. Groeneveld. Citation prepared by J. Schou.

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