(12493) Minkowski

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1997 PM1. Discovered 1997 Aug. 4 by P. G. Comba at Prescott.

Hermann Minkowski (1864–1909) was awarded a prestigious prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences while still a student. He was Einstein’s {see planet  (2001)} teacher at Zurich and later developed the concept of four-dimensional space-time — the mathematical foundation of the special theory of relativity. (M 38202)

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