Jean-Pierre Luminet (1951 - ) is a French astrophysicist, 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.
The asteroid 5523 Luminet, was named after him .
- 2003- An apparent periodicity in the cosmic microwave background led to the suggestion, by Jean-Pierre Luminet of the Observatoire de Paris and colleagues, that the shape of the Universe is a finite dodecahedron, attached to itself by each pair of opposite faces to form a Poincaré homology sphere. ("Is the universe a dodecahedron?", article at PhysicsWeb.)