1975 ED. Discovered 1975 Mar. 4 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.
Named in honor of the Moscow Physical and Technical Institute, the key institute in Russia for training experts and investigators in the domains of modern physics, mathematics and engineering. (M 29143)
Name proposed by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Institute in 1996.