Master of Science in Mathematics, Marseilles University, France, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Astrophysics, Paris University, 1977. State Doctorate, Paris University, 1985.
He also serves on the editorial board of The Astronomical Review. The asteroid 5523 Luminet, was named after him. During the following year, astronomers searched for more evidence to support this hypothesis but found none.
Académie de l"air et de l"espace]\r\nHe works as research director for the National Center for Scientific Research (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), and is a member of the Laboratoire Univers et Théories (LUTH) of the observatory of Paris-Meudon.