Ziggy Pleunis is a postdoctoral researcher at the McGill Space Institute of the McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He studies fast radio bursts (FRBs) and pulsars using observations with radio telescopes and (sometimes) the Fermi gamma-ray space telescope. Ziggy is a member of the CHIME/FRB Collaboration and he wrote a PhD thesis on the detection and morphology of FRBs with the CHIME telescope.
The Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts - Ziggy Pleunis of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, tries to uncover the nature of the so-called fast radio bursts (FRBs). FRBs are transient radio pulses of length ranging from a fraction of a millisecond to a few milliseconds, caused by some high-energy astrophysical process not yet understood.