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Intellectual Property

Hofstra Law Review | 36: 257 (2008)

How to Make a Patent Market

M. Lemley, N. Myhrvold



​Key factors for assessing climate benefits of natural gas versus coal electricity generation

X. Zhang, N. Myhrvold, K. Caldeira

Environmental Research Letters | 8(3) (2013)

Projections of the pace of warming following an abrupt increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration

K. Caldeira and N. Myhrvold

PNAS | 109(27): E1813 (2012)

Temperature change vs. cumulative radiative forcing as metrics for evaluating climate consequences of energy system choices

K. Caldeira, N. Myhrvold

Environmental Research Letters | 7(1):1–8 (2012)

​Greenhouse gases, climate change and the transition from coal to low-carbon electricity

N. Myhrvold and K. Caldeira

Progress in Nuclear Energy | 50(2-6): 82-91 (2008)

Nuclear fission power for 21st century needs: Enabling technologies for large-scale, low-risk, affordable nuclear electricity

R. Hyde, M. Ishikawa, N. Myhrvold, J. Nuckolls, L. Wood

Dinosaur Paleontology

Science Magazine | SCIENCE | 345 (6204), 1613-1616. (2014)

​Semiaquatic adaptations in a giant predatory dinosaur

N. Ibrahim, P. Sereno, C. Dal Sasso, S. Maganuco, M. Fabbri, D. Martill, S. Zouhri, N. Myhrvold, D. Lurino

PLOS One | 4(9): 1692–1701 (2013)

​Revisiting the Estimation of Dinosaur Growth Rates

N. Myhrvold

Historical Biology | 24(5): 505-517 (2012)

A call to search for fossilised gastric pellets

N. Myhrvold

PLoS One | 6(2): e16574 (2011)

​Dinosaur census reveals abundant Tyrannosaurus and rare ontogenetic stages in the Upper Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation (Maastrichtian), Montana, USA

J. Horner, M. Goodwin, and N. Myhrvold

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology | 23(2):373–386 (2003)

​Osteohistology of Confuciusornis Sanctus

A. Ricqlès, K. Padian, J. Horner, E. Lamm, and N. Myhrvold

Nature | 403:155-156 (2000)

A pygostyle from a non-avian theropod: the independent evolution of a bird-like tail has been discovered in an oviraptorosaur

R. Barsbold, P. Currie, N. Myhrvold, H. Osmolska, K. Tsogtbaatar, and M. Watabe

Paleobiology | 23(4):393–409 (1997)

​Supersonic sauropods? Tail dynamics in the diplodocids

N. Myhrvold and P. Currie


Annals of Physics | 160(1): 102-113 (1985)

Thermal radiation from accelerated electrons

N. Myhrvold

Physics Letters A | 100(7): 345-348 (1984)

Accelerated observers, canonical quantization and the role of event horizons

N. Myhrvold

Princeton University | 44(6): 1871 (1983)

Vistas in Curved Space-Time Quantum Field Theory

N. Myhrvold

Physics Letters B | 132(4–6):308-312 (1983)

​The existence and stability of semiclassical de Sitter and anti-de Sitter space-times

N. Myhrvold

Physical Review D | 28(10):2439–2444 (1983)

​Runaway particle production in de Sitter space

N. Myhrvold

Following are links to some of Nathan’s most prominent research papers. Not surprisingly, his research interests span a diverse range of topics.