Dr 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 first and second year Physics at the University of Sydney, and spent four weeks as Astronomer in Residence at Uluru, leading star tours and giving talks. 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 made many media appearances, including; Todd Sampson’s Life on the Line [ABCTV], key cast member of Dr Karl’s Outrageous Acts of Science [Discovery Network 2017] and is a regular contributor to Dr Karl’s Shirtloads of Science podcast.
The History of the Universe in 43 minutes (or less)
How did the universe begin? How will it end? How is it, in fact, disturbingly similar to a bathtub? In this white-knuckle ride from the Big Bang to ... (it's a surprise!), one astrophysicist makes a valiant attempt to answer all these questions while speaking very quickly and making a variety of puns.