Nathan Myhrvold, Ph.D
Nathan Myhrvold is the vice chairman of the Board of TerraPower, the first spin-out company of Intellectual Ventures®, an invention company based in Bellevue, Wash.
As founder and CEO of Intellectual Ventures, Dr. Myhrvold focuses on a variety of business interests relating to the funding, creation and commercialization of inventions. Previously, he served as the chief strategist and chief technology officer of the Microsoft Corporation. During his 14-year tenure with the software leader, he founded Microsoft Research and numerous technology groups that resulted in many of Microsoft’s most successful products. Dr. Myhrvold has an extensive background in mathematics and science – he earned a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics and a master’s degree in mathematical economics from Princeton University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics at Cambridge University and worked on research with renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society, IEEE and the advisory board to the University of Washington’s physics department.
Dr. Myhrvold shares the views of his peers at TerraPower that nuclear energy is the only proven generation source that can provide the large-scale, base load electricity needed to meet the world’s growing energy demands while combating global warming.