1975 XP3. Discovered 1975 Dec. 2 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.
Named in honor of Vladimir Evgen’evich Zakharov (1939– ), outstanding mathematical and theoretical physicist, director of L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and department head at the Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology. He is widely known for his investigations of nonlinear plasma physics and theoretical and computational hydrodynamics. His pioneering work in the field of nonlinear interaction of electromagnetic waves with plasma opened important new directions in space and stellar physics. (M 35485)
Name suggested by the Institute of Applied Astronomy.