The origin of earth's oceans | Elizabeth tasker

April 3rd, 2017

Professor Elizabeth Tasker of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) will talk about where our oceans came from and the Hayabusa 2 Asteroid Probe's mission to space to search for the answer. She will also discuss her job at JAXA and offer advice for any students who are thinking about studying science in college and beyond.

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017

Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Best for: Grade 3 and up

Fee: ¥500 Current KAIS/EMS Students | ¥ 1,000 Former KAIS/EMS Students |

¥ 2,000 Guardians / Adults

Location: KA International | Toritsudaigaku Campus | 4th Floor

1 Chome-6-8 Nakane, Meguro, Tokyo 152-0031

Elizabeth is an associate professor at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences (ISAS), a Japanese space science research institute. Her research uses computer models to explore the formation of planets and galaxies.

She earned her PhD in computational astrophysics at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Before joining JAXA in 2016, she taught Physics for 4 years at the University of Hokkaido in northern Japan.

In September of 2017 her popular science book was published, titled, The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth. Engineering and Technology magazine calls it “Engaging and informative ... a great introduction to a relatively new and fast-changing aspect of scientific endeavor.