Veltman

2066 T-1. Discovered 1971 Mar. 25 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931- ) is professor of physics at the Universities of Utrecht and Michigan. Together with his colleague G. 't Hooft {see planet (9491)} he won the 1999 Nobel Prize in physics, awarded for placing particle physics theory on a firmer mathematical foundation and for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions. (M 39653)

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