Jean-Pierre Luminet is Director of Research at the CNRS Astrophysics Laboratory in Marseille and the Paris Observatory. He is well-known for his work on black holes. The asteroid #5523, discovered in 1991, was named after him.

Articles

  • Homage to Quietanus

    On a lost seventeenth-century astronomer.

    ( Astronomy / Short Notes / Volume 3, Issue 2 )

  • Montaigne, Peiresc, Gassendi, and Cassini

    The Provençal Humanists and Copernicus

    On the reception of the Copernican system.

    ( Astronomy / Biography / Volume 2, Issue 4 )

  • The Holographic Universe

    Resolving Hawking’s information paradox.

    ( Astronomy / Critical Essay / Volume 2, Issue 1 )

  • Interstellar Science

    Assessing the scientific accuracy of a blockbuster.

    ( Astronomy / Film Review / Volume 1, Issue 2 )