Update 2023: I recently took up a research position at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Université d’Orléans in the beautiful city of Orléans.

My name is Dr Fabian Jankowski, and I am a Research Associate at the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at The University of Manchester in the UK. The main focus of my research is currently the MeerTRAP project at the 64-element MeerKAT telescope array in South Africa, in which I search for fast radio transients, such as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), radio pulsars, and radio-emitting magnetars.

I specialise in astrophysics, radio astronomy, and high energy astroparticle physics. I hold a PhD degree from the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, and a diploma degree from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, in collaboration with DESY Zeuthen.

Among other things, I study the spectral and rotational properties of radio pulsars and magnetars using some of the largest radio telescopes in the world, such as the MeerKAT telescope array, the Parkes radio telescope, and the upgraded GMRT.

In another part of my research, I focus on how pulsars emit electromagnetic radiation and how matter behaves at ultra-high densities in the neutron star interior, which can be probed for example by measuring pulsar glitches, which are sudden spin-up events in the rotation of the star. I also work on understanding the single-pulse properties of pulsars and fast radio transients, like FRBs.

During my PhD, I developed the high-cadence and (reasonably) large-scale pulsar timing programme that is running as part of the UTMOST project at the recently refurbished Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Radio telescope near Canberra, Australia.

I present more details on my research page and publish a selection of recent research highlights in blog form on my news page.


You can find the most up-to-date list of my publications on the NASA Astrophysics Data System: list of publications.

Alternatively, here is my ORCID record, which should also contain most publications.

Scientific Software

Over the last few years, I have designed and implemented various software tools, some of which are running on the MeerTRAP compute cluster at the MeerKAT telescope or the Molonglo radio telescope. You can download the source code of some of those tools from my Bitbucket or GitHub repositories. Some of them even have entries in the Astrophysics Source Code Library.


Are you a researcher and want to collaborate? Please reach out and contact me. I am always open to collaborating (time permitting, of course).

Colloquium or Seminar Introduction

Are you looking for inspiration of what to say during a colloquium or seminar introduction? Please have a look at my seminar introduction page.