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Associate Professor, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Elizabeth Tasker is researcher and science communicator at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), JAXA. Her current research focuses on hydrodynamical simulations of planet formation and applying machine learning techniques to utilizing the exoplanet archive. She is a member of the JASMINE consortium; a future Japan-led infrared space telescope with time dedicated to identifying transits of planets in the habitable zone of red dwarf stars. Tasker supports the English outreach for Japan’s Hayabusa2 and MMX missions, as well as writing about exoplanet research for the NExSS ‘Many Worlds’ blog, in addition to other media sites. She is the author of ‘The Planet Factory’s” a popular science book on planet formation and exoplanet discoveries.

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