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Profile: Nathan Myhrvold

Why Nathan Myhrvold is sometimes known as "Willy Wonka."

Publish Date: Topic: Body + BrainBody & Brain

(This video is no longer available for streaming.) Nathan Myhrvold may be the ultimate Renaissance Geek, but the child prodigy and former Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft has always maintained his obsessive passion for food and the science of cooking. In his kitchen at Intellectual Ventures, he and a team of chefs are using advanced lab equipment to cook up dishes that look and taste like nothing else, revealing in dazzling visual detail the physical and chemical changes that take place in food as it cooks.

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