Elizabeth Tasker

Researcher and Science Writer in Japan

Elizabeth Tasker

Researcher and Science Writer in Japan

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Hi, I'm Elizabeth. I'm an associate professor at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Japan.

I spend my days building stars and planets in a computer and wondering when I'll learn enough Japanese that the canteen will become less confusing than my research.

I am a feature writer for the NExSS 'Many Worlds' online column, focussed on in-depth analysis of exoplanets and astrobiology discoveries. My popular science writing has also appeared in print and online in places such as ‘Scientific American’, 'Astronomy Magazine', 'How it Works', 'Nautilus', 'space.com' and ‘The Conversation’.

My PopSci book on planet building and exoplanets, 'The Planet Factory', is published by Bloomsbury Sigma.

I also have a cat. She is furry.

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