Nathan Myhrvold, the former chief strategist and chief technology officer at Microsoft, is the founder of Intellectual Ventures, a company that funds, creates and commercializes inventions.
Dr. Myhrvold earned a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics and a master's degree in mathematical economics from Princeton University. He also has a master's degree in geophysics and space physics and a bachelor's degree in mathematics, both from U.C.L.A. Currently, he serves on the advisory board for the department of physics at the University of Washington. He is also an affiliate research associate of paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies where he funds and participates in paleontological research. He is the co-author, most recently, of “Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking.”