Speakers Profile - Dr Jessica Bloom

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Dr Jessica Bloom has a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Sydney - studying galaxy mergers and their impact on galaxy evolution. Jessica is particularly interested in physics outreach and communicating complex science to the general public.

Jessica taught Physics at the University of Sydney, and was Astronomer in Residence at Uluru,
leading star tours. When she is not talking physics and the universe, Jessica is a circus performer - a contortionist, hooper, acrobat and fire spinner - freelancing at nightclubs, parties and festivals. She works full-time for a private consultancy firm.

Jessica has hosted many public events and media roles including:
Todd Sampson's Life on the Line, Dr Karl's Outrageous Acts of Science and is a regular contributor to Dr Karl's Shirtloads of Science podcast.