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The Moth: It’s All Relative

Thursday, May 28, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In partnership with The Moth, the Peabody Award-winning storytelling collective, we brought esteemed scientists, writers and innovators to the stage to share stories of their personal relationships with science. They’re tales of insight, wins and losses, and unexpected twists. In keeping with The Moth’s tradition, the rules are simple: all stories are told within ten minutes, and without notes. The results are sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, and always entertaining. 

Photograph: Jon Smith


Nancy GilesActor, Writer, Commentator

Nancy Giles has been a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning since 2003, voicing her opinions on everything from politics and race to pop culture and the conspiracy of high heels. As an actress, she was in the ensemble cast of ABC-TV’s Emmy Award-winning series China Beach.

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Mindy GreensteinClinical Psychologist, Psycho-Oncologist

Mindy Greenstein is a clinical psychologist, psycho-oncologist, and writer, who also serves as a consultant to the geriatric group in the Department of Psychiatry at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Mandë HolfordMarine Chemical Biologist

Mandë Holford is as an Associate Professor in Chemistry at Hunter College and CUNY-Graduate Center, with scientific appointments at the American Museum of Natural History and Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Michael MossJournalist, Author

Michael Moss is the author of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us (Random House, 2013). He has been an investigative reporter with The New York Times since 2000.

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Danielle OfriPhysician, Author

When Danielle Ofri isn’t seeing patients at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country, she’s writing about the doctor-patient connection for The New York Times, Slate, and other publications. She’s editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review.

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Ellen StofanPlanetary Geologist

Dr. Ellen Stofan is the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. She comes to the Museum with more than 25 years of experience in space administration and planetary science. Dr. Stofan was previously Chief Scientist at NASA.

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