Associate Professor, Hokkaido University

Elizabeth Tasker is an astrophysicist at Hokkaido University in Japan. Her research looks at the formation of stars in simulations of galaxies like our own Milky Way. She writes the research blog for Hokkaido University's English website and keeps her own personal blog as testimony to exactly how confusing life can sometimes get in Japan. You can find Elizabeth on twitter and Google+.


  • 2011–present
    Assistant Professor , Hokkaido University
  • 2009–2011
    CITA National Fellow, McMaster University
  • 2006–2009
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Florida


  • 2006 
    University of Oxford, D.Phil
  • 2002 
    Durham University, UK, M.Sci (Hons) Theoretical Physics