Named in honour of Matthew J. Holman (b. 1967- ), astronomer in the planetary sciences division at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He is particularly known for his long-term investigations on the stability of the outer solar system by means of the sympletic integrator he co-developed, and he has studied the stability of planets around other stars. Recently, he has also become an active observer of centaurs and trans-neptunian objects.
Reference: MPC 34619