Elizabeth Tasker is an astrophysicist at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in Japan. Her research looks at the formation of planets and stars in simulations of galaxies like our own Milky Way. Elizabeth's popular science book, 'The Planet Factory', will be published by Bloomsbury in Autumn 2017. She also 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+.