Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind, and Matt Ridley, author of Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code, will head a roundtable discussion, “When the Scientist Becomes the Story,” on Tues., May 8, 4-5:15 p.m. at New York University’s Fales Collection, Bobst Library, Third Floor (70 Washington Square South at LaGuardia Place). RSVP by calling 212.992.9018 or e-mailing Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); R (8th Street)

The event is co-sponsored by NYU Libraries, Women on Women, and NYU’s Department of Chemistry and hosted by Tamar Schlick, an NYU professor in chemistry, mathematics, and computer science, and Carol A. Mandel, dean of NYU’s Division of Libraries. Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or

Nasar, the Knight Professor of Business Journalism at Columbia University, is a prize-winning author and journalist, chronicled the life of John Nash, who won the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics. Nasar’s biography of Nash was adapted for the 2001 film, “A Beautiful Mind,” which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Ridley, former science editor of the Economist and a columnist for the Daily Telegraph, is the founding chairman of the International Centre for Life, which is based in Newcastle, U.K. The prize-winning author has written several books on genomics. Crick received the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for the discovery of the structure of DNA with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins.

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