Jean-Luc Margot is a UCLA professor with joint appointments in the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is a planetary astronomer who conducts research on the properties of planetary bodies with a variety of spacecraft and telescopes. His research interests include the dynamics and geophysics of planetary bodies, radio and radar astronomy, and SETI. Dr. Margot received a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1993 in Belgium and a Ph.D. in astronomy in 1999 from Cornell University.
Knight of the Order of the Crown (Belgium), 2018. American Astronomical Society Harold C. Urey Prize, 2004. Asteroid (9531) Jean-Luc named by International Astronomical Union, 2001.