Asteroid 4778, Fuss, was discovered on October 9, 1978 by Lyudmila V. Zhuravleva at Nauchnyj, Ukraine. It has a period of 5 years, 222 days.

It was named for the Swiss mathematician Nicolas Fuss (also known as Nikolai Fuss; 1755-1825), who spent most of his life in Russia and contributed to Russian mathematics education, and his Russian-born son Paul Heinrich von Fuss (or Pavel Fuss; 1798-1855), who published a bibliography of the collected works of his great-grandfather, mathematician Leonhard Euler.

Nicolas Fuss

Paul Heinrich von Fuss

The meaning of asteroid Fuss seems to be: fuss, fussy.

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