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Nathan Myhrvold

Founder of Intellectual Ventures; Former Chief Strategist & Chief Technology Officer of the Microsoft Corporation; Author of “Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking"

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Nathan Myhrvold Biography

Nathan Myhrvold founded Intellectual Ventures after retiring from his position as chief strategist and chief technology officer of Microsoft Corporation. At Intellectual Ventures, Myhrvold is focused on a variety of business interests relating to the funding, creation and commercialization of inventions. During his 14-year tenure at Microsoft, Dr. Myhrvold held various positions within the company and was responsible for founding Microsoft Research and numerous technology groups that resulted in many of Microsoft's most successful products. He has extensive experience successfully linking research to product development and commercialization.

In 1986, Myhrvolds company Dynamical Systems was acquired by Microsoft. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics at Cambridge University and worked with Professor Stephen Hawking on research in cosmology, quantum field theory in curved space time and quantum theories of gravitation. Dr. Myhrvold holds hundreds of patents and has hundreds issued or pending.

Dr. Myhrvold earned a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics and a master's degree in mathematical economics from Princeton University. In 2005, in recognition of his distinguished career, Princeton awarded Dr. Myhrvold the James Madison Medal, the universitys top honor for alumni. He also has a master's degree in geophysics and space physics and a bachelor's degree in mathematics, both from UCLA. 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 and yearly expeditions.

Dr. Myhrvold is a member of the United Ways Million Dollar Roundtable and a regular contributor to local Seattle arts and education non-profits. In 2000, he partnered with Paul Allen and pledged $1 million to the SETI Foundation, to fund the development phase of the worlds most powerful telescope the Allen Telescope Array.

An avid nature and wildlife photographer, Dr. Myhrvolds work is featured in the books America 24/7 and Washington 24/7 where his photographs helped capture a week in the life of people and nature in the United States during the spring of 2003. His research has been published in scientific journals including Science, Nature, Paleobiology, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and the Physical Review and he has contributed articles to magazines including Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Time, and National Geographic Traveler. In 2004, he provided the foreword to a book profiling some of the worlds greatest inventors Juice: The Creative Fuel that Drives World-Class Inventors. He has also been named one of the most influential people in IP by several leading IP trade publications.

He is currently working on a cookbook surveying the science, technology, and techniques used in modern cuisine. Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, is expected to be released early 2011.

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The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine

Modernist Cuisine at Home

Modernist Cuisine at Home

Modernist Cuisine (German)

Modernist Cuisine (German)

Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking

Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking

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Founder of Intellectual Ventures; Former Chief Strategist & Chief Technology Officer of the Microsoft Corporation; Author of “Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking"

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Nathan Myhrvold Biography

Nathan Myhrvold founded Intellectual Ventures after retiring from his position as chief strategist and chief technology officer of Microsoft Corporation. At Intellectual Ventures, Myhrvold is focused on a variety of business interests relating to the funding, creation and commercialization of inventions. During his 14-year tenure at Microsoft, Dr. Myhrvold held various positions within the company and was responsible for founding Microsoft Research and numerous technology groups that resulted in many of Microsoft's most successful products. He has extensive experience successfully linking research to product development and commercialization.

In 1986, Myhrvolds company Dynamical Systems was acquired by Microsoft. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics at Cambridge University and worked with Professor Stephen Hawking on research in cosmology, quantum field theory in curved space time and quantum theories of gravitation. Dr. Myhrvold holds hundreds of patents and has hundreds issued or pending.

Dr. Myhrvold earned a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics and a master's degree in mathematical economics from Princeton University. In 2005, in recognition of his distinguished career, Princeton awarded Dr. Myhrvold the James Madison Medal, the universitys top honor for alumni. He also has a master's degree in geophysics and space physics and a bachelor's degree in mathematics, both from UCLA. 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 and yearly expeditions.

Dr. Myhrvold is a member of the United Ways Million Dollar Roundtable and a regular contributor to local Seattle arts and education non-profits. In 2000, he partnered with Paul Allen and pledged $1 million to the SETI Foundation, to fund the development phase of the worlds most powerful telescope the Allen Telescope Array.

An avid nature and wildlife photographer, Dr. Myhrvolds work is featured in the books America 24/7 and Washington 24/7 where his photographs helped capture a week in the life of people and nature in the United States during the spring of 2003. His research has been published in scientific journals including Science, Nature, Paleobiology, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and the Physical Review and he has contributed articles to magazines including Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Time, and National Geographic Traveler. In 2004, he provided the foreword to a book profiling some of the worlds greatest inventors Juice: The Creative Fuel that Drives World-Class Inventors. He has also been named one of the most influential people in IP by several leading IP trade publications.

He is currently working on a cookbook surveying the science, technology, and techniques used in modern cuisine. Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, is expected to be released early 2011.

Nathan Myhrvold Videos

  • Stephen Hawking, Dinosaurs & Microsoft: A Brief History of Nathan Mhyrvold
  • Nathan Myhrvold: Cut your food in half
  • Nathan Myhrvold on "Modernist Cuisine" - YouTube

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  • How do I book Nathan Myhrvold to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Nathan Myhrvold for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Nathan Myhrvold, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Nathan Myhrvold or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Nathan Myhrvold

    Speaking fees for Nathan Myhrvold, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Nathan Myhrvold are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Nathan Myhrvold, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Nathan Myhrvold speak about?

  • Where does Nathan Myhrvold travel from?

    Nathan Myhrvold generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Nathan Myhrvold’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Nathan Myhrvold for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nathan Myhrvold for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Nathan Myhrvold or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Nathan Myhrvold is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nathan Myhrvold for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Nathan Myhrvold generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Seth Berkley, Dean Kamen, Ray Kurzweil, Bill Gates and Peter Thiel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nathan Myhrvold for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Stephen Hawking, Dinosaurs & Microsoft: A Brief History of Nathan Mhyrvold
    Nathan Myhrvold: Cut your food in half
  • Nathan Myhrvold on "Modernist Cuisine" - YouTube
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