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(7269) Alprokhorov

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1975 VK2. Discovered 1975 Nov. 2 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.

Aleksandr Mikhajlovich Prokhorov (1916– ), renowned for fundamental research in quantum electronics that led to the creation of masers and lasers, was the 1964 recipient (with N. G. Basov {see planet  (3599)} and C. H. Townes) of the Nobel prize for physics and is honorary director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ General Physics Institute. (M 36127)

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