Paul Wiegert (b.1967-07-27 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) lived in Brockville (Ontario), Vancouver, Ottawa and now London. He did his undergraduate studies at Simon Fraser University, then began graduate work at the University of Toronto under Scott Tremaine. His post=doctoral work continued at York University and at Queen's University under Martin Duncan. Wiegert and his co-workers identifed (3753) Cruithne as the first asteroid known to be co-orbital with Earth, and 2002 VE68 as co-orbital with Venus. In 2004, Wiegert joined the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario.
Name proposed and citation prepared by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.
Reference: MPC 54175