Discovered 1978 September 2 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at La Silla.
Named in honor of Stig Strömholm, scholar, author, professor and vice chancellor of Uppsala University, to commemorate his active and enduring effort to support and strengthen international collaboration in fundamental sciences and culture. Although a respector of tradition, he is ever open to significant new developments in science and society.
Citation prepared by B. Gustafsson.
Asteroids discovered by Uppsala astronomersJohan Lagerros