Jean-Pierre Luminet

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Jean-Pierre Luminet, 2004

Jean-Pierre Luminet (born 3 June 1951) is a French astrophysicist, writer and poet, specialized in black holes and cosmology. He 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. He also serves on the editorial board of The Astronomical Review. On April 10,2019 Luminet released the first ever picture of a black hole.

The asteroid 5523 Luminet, was named after him.[1]


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  1. ^ "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (5001)-(10000)". IAU Minor Planet Center.
  2. ^ Dumé, Belle (8 October 2003). "Is the universe a dodecahedron?". PhysicsWeb. Archived from the original on 2004-10-26.


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