Minor Planet Names with Ties to Heidelberg
This excerpt of the database Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMPN) gives 169 names of minor planets with ties to Heidelberg to date, i.e. August 2020, out of the total number of 22,129 names. It is an update to the Wissenschaftsatlas der Universität Heidelberg on the occasion of the university's 625 year anniversary in 2011 which listed 97 minor planet names.
Gernot Burkhardt, né Klein, born 1951 in Heidelberg, school attendance in Mannheim to the general qualification for university entrance, studied astronomy in Heidelberg, worked until his retirement at Astronomisches Rechen-Institut in Heidelberg mainly in the Bibliography group and the project DMPN by Lutz D. Schmadel since its beginning in 1988. For the now published 10 editions about names of Minor Planets he steadily developed the database further and was responsible for the production of the books.