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astronomer , Astrophysicist , writer , poet

Jean-Pierre Luminet, French astrophysicist, researcher. Recipient Science Culture prize French Ministry Education, 1994, Flammarion prize French Astronautical Society, 1997, International Lemaitre prize G. Lemaitre Foundation, 1999. Member National Academy Air and Space, New York Academy of Sciences, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Club.


Luminet, Jean-Pierre was born on June 3, 1951 in Cavaillon, France.


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 CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), and is a member of the Laboratoire Univers et Théories (LUTH) of the observatory of Paris-Meudon.


  • Other Interests

    Poetry, music, painting.