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(3208) Lunn

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1981 JM. Discovered 1981 May 3 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in memory of Borge Lunn (1912–1986), Danish civil engineer and metallurgist who did much to encourage the study of metal and iron meteorites. He invented a particular unmagnetized bronze for deepwater experiments on the marine Galathea expedition in 1950, and for his work on the metallurgy of sleeve bearing metals he was awarded the Hunt Medal of the American Society of Lubrication Engineers. Twice chairman of the Danish Metallurgical Society, he served as head of the department of metallurgy at the Technical University of Denmark and was permanent censor in metallurgy in that department for 27 years. (M 12014)

Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion of J. Gradie.

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