Thursday, December 31, 2009

Nathan Myhrvold

wiki Myhrvold attended Mirman School, and began college at age 14. He studied mathematics, geophysics, and space physics at UCLA (BSc, Masters). At Princeton he earned a master's degree in mathematical economics and completed a PhD in theoretical and mathematical physics by age 23. He also attended Santa Monica College. For one year, he held a postdoctoral fellowship at Cambridge working under Stephen Hawking, studying cosmology, quantum field theory in curved space time and quantum theories of gravitation, but left to co-found a computer startup in Oakland, California. The company, Dynamical Systems Research Inc., sought to produce Mondrian, a clone of IBM's TopView multitasking environment for DOS. Microsoft purchased DSR in 1986 and Myhrvold worked there for 13 years. At Microsoft he founded Microsoft Research in 1991.
Myhrvold is a real polymath. In this TED talk he shares some of his interests.
He also has a cheap way to mitigate global warming through geo-engineering. Here's a white paper on the proposal.
He also puts too much emphasis on the H :)

1 comment:

Kamiel said...

What a wonderfull life this guy have. Traveling around the world and doing exactly what he want, luckly he sounds like he lost his balls so i'm not that jalouse at him.
Would like to learn more about his BBQ ribs and ofcourse taste them.