Asteroid 10184, Galvani, was discovered on April 18, 1996 by Eric W. Elst at La Silla Observatory near Pedernales in La Higuera commune, Elqui province, Coquimbos region, Chile. It has a period of 3 years,261 days.

It was named for the Italian doctor and scientist Luigi Galvani (1737-1798), who first realized that nerve impulses were electrical in nature. His discoveries led to the invention of the voltaic pile.

Luigi Galvani

The meaning of asteroid Galvani seems to be to galvanize, things that are galvanized, knee-jerk reactions.

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