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Mr. Nobody


Screening followed by panel discussion with Gayatri Devi, MD; Tim Requarth; Gary Stix; and Janna Levin. Moderated by Alex Pasternack.

With Diane Kruger, Jared Leto. The stylish and inventive Mr. Nobody, set in 2092, follows the world’s last living mortal, Nemo, on a journey spanning multiple dimensions and illustrating scientific theories. Nemo takes a nonlinear route through his life. When his memory begins to fail, it becomes increasingly difficult to decipher which elements of the story are real and which are products of his imagination.

Tickets: $15 / $10 Museum members / Free for Silver Screen members and above. Call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets or order online.

Panel Speaker Bios

Gayatri Devi, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine

Director, The NY Memory Services

Gayatri Devi MD is the Director of the New York Memory and Healthy Aging Services and a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University School of Medicine. She is a board certified neurologist who has additional board certifications in the areas of Pain Medicine, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Neurology. Dr. Devi has specialized in the early diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders related to aging and menopause for over twelve years. She serves as an Attending Physician at Lenox Hill Hospital of New York City.

Tim Requarth

Tim Requarth is an NIH National Research Service Award Fellow and PhD candidate in  neuroscience at Columbia University where he studies sensory processing in electric fish. His writing has appeared in Scientific American, Science Magazine, The Millions, and Current Opinion in Neurobiology, and he is a contributing author to the forthcoming book The Art of Science (Chronicle Books, 2012). He co-directs NeuWrite (, a New York-based collaborative writing group that brings together scientists and writers.

Gary Stix

Gary Stix commissions, writes, and edits features, news articles and Web blogs for Scientific American. His area of coverage is neuroscience. He also has frequently been the issue or section editor for special issues or reports on topics ranging from nanotechnology to obesity. He has worked for nearly 20 years at Scientific American, following three years as a science journalist at IEEE Spectrum, the flagship publication for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He has an undergraduate degree in journalism from New York University. With his wife, he wrote a general primer on technology called Who Gives a Gigabyte?

Janna Levin

Janna J. Levin is a theoretical cosmologist. She holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology granted in 1993 and a Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy and Physics from Barnard College granted in 1988. Much of her work deals with looking for evidence to support the proposal that our universe might be finite in size due to its having a nontrivial topology (as outlined in this article). Other work includes black holes and chaos. Since January 2004, she has been an assistant professor in astronomy and physics at Barnard College.

Moderated by Alex Pasternack

Alex Pasternack is a freelance journalist specializing in politics, culture and the environment. He has written for Time, The Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, Far Eastern Economic Review, Paper, The New York Observer, Huffington Post, and, among others. He is also the editor of, a cutting edgy science and technology culture site.