David Gardenier

Astronomer | Fencer | Contact


I'm a PhD student at the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

I study bright flashes of light we occasionally see at radio wavelengths, called Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs). But here's the catch - nobody knows what's causing them! I'm working together with the APERTIF team to establish the properties of these FRBs and to unravel their mystery...

Projects | Publications | Conferences | Outreach | Teaching


I fence on sabre, a weapon going so fast that milliseconds can separate a hit from being valid or not! As former chairman of the Amsterdam Student Fencing Club Esprit, I've led teams at national and international tournaments. In 2016, I led our men's team to silver at the national championships, and am looking to improve on that!

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