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Math Alumnus to Give 2015 College Commencement Address

Nathan Myhrvold

Nathan Myhrvold, an inventor, entrepreneur, author and UCLA alumnus, will be the keynote speaker for the UCLA College commencement ceremonies on Friday, June 12. He will speak at both the 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ceremonies in Pauley Pavilion.

At UCLA, Myhrvold earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s in geophysics and space physics, both in 1979, at the age of 20. He later earned a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics and a master’s degree in mathematical economics from Princeton University. As a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking at University of Cambridge, he went on to research cosmology, quantum field theory in “curved spacetime” and quantum theories of gravitation.


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