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 Japanese 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.

My popular science writing has appeared in print and online in places such as ‘Scientific American’, 'Astronomy Magazine', 'Nautilus', 'I fucking love science', 'space.com' and ‘The Conversation’. My popular science book, 'The Planet Factory' is due to be published by Bloomsbury September 2017.

I also have a cat. She is furry.

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