Solomon Pikelner

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Solomon Borisovich Pikelner (Russian: Соломон Борисович Пикельнер) (February 6, 1921 - November 19, 1975) was a Soviet astronomer who had made a significant contribution to the theory of the interstellar medium, solar plasma physics, stellar atmospheres, and magnetohydrodynamics. He was professor of astronomy at Moscow State University since 1959. The crater Pikel'ner on the Moon and asteroid 1975 Pikelner (see List of asteroids/1001–2000) bear his name.

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