Minor planet named after Chinese scientist Wang Dazhong

On Aug 15, the Working Group for Small Bodies Nomenclature (WGSBN) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) released the latest issue of WGSBN Bulletin, announcing that the minor planet with international permanent number 192353 has been named after Chinese scientist Wang Dazhong.

It is a globally recognized honor for the person after whom a minor planet is named due to the issue's seriousness, uniqueness and permanence.

Wang Dazhong, born in 1935, is a Chinese nuclear reactor engineer, an educator, and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has served as president of Tsinghua University and won the 2020 State Preeminent Science and Technology Award of China.

Wang has devoted decades to leading the team of Tsinghua University's Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology to advance innovation in nuclear energy system.

Editor: Li Han

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