Nathan Myhrvold, The Cooking Lab Founder

Nathan Myhrvold, lead author of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, Modernist Cuisine at Home, The Photography of Modernist Cuisine (2013), and Modernist Bread, is a chef, photographer, and scientist. Myhrvold founded the Modernist Cuisine team and led the development and production of all four books as well as the Modernist Cuisine Gallery in Las Vegas.

In addition to his culinary and photographic pursuits, the former chief technology officer of Microsoft is the founder and CEO of Intellectual Ventures. He is an avid inventor and prolific author in the fields of technology, paleontology, climatology, energy, bioterrorism, and more. He holds several degrees, including a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics; master’s degrees in economics, geophysics, and space physics; a bachelor’s degree in mathematics; and a culinary diploma from École de Cuisine La Varenne.