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What Lies Beneath: Stories of Discovery

Saturday, June 1, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented in collaboration with New York’s most innovative storytelling collective, The Moth, esteemed scientists, writers, and artists take to the stage to tell stories of their personal relationship with science. In keeping with Moth tradition, each story must be true and told within 10 minutes, without notes. The result is a poignant, hilarious, and enjoyably unpredictable evening that’s sure to intrigue and hard to forget.


Lone FrankJournalist, Author

Lone Frank is an award-winning science journalist and author with a Ph.D. in neurobiology and a background in biomedical research. A native of Denmark, she lives in Copenhagen and is a well-known voice in European debates relating to science, technology, and society.

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Christof KochNeuroscientist

Born in the American Midwest, Christof Koch grew up in Holland, Germany, Canada, and Morocco. He studied Physics and Philosophy and was awarded his Ph.D. in Biophysics. In 1987, Koch joined the California Institute of Technology as a Professor in Biology and Engineering.

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Richard MatthewEnvironment, Conflict, and Peacebuilding Specialist

Richard Matthew is a professor in the schools of social ecology and social science at the University of California at Irvine, and founding director of the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs.

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Nora D. VolkowPsychiatrist

Nora D. Volkow is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at NIH. She pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the effects of drugs in the human brain and has demonstrated that drug addiction is a brain disease.

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