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JEAN PIERRE LUMINET (born 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 Astronomical Review Editorial Board.
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.). During the following year, astronomers searched for more evidence to support this hypothesis but found none.