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I was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 1964, where I lived some four years. I grew up in the south of the Netherlands, in a small town called Oosterhout.

After studying in Eindhoven, at the Eindhoven University of Technology, I moved to Germany in 1988, at first temporarily, then in 1990 permanently.

I am married, no kids, but our dog Ciska livens up life at home, even though she hasn’t gotten a picture yet on my cats page.

For details concerning my professional life, see my curriculum vitae.

And if some time remains for something like hobbies, I pursue following interests:

  • Reading, mainly science fiction, but also an occasional ‘Tom Clancy’.
  • Playing with my Nintendo64.
  • Astronomy also has my interest, but since I don’t have the time to regularly attend meetings or stay out late at night, mostly this means reading and/or computer work.
  • Learning Greek. Yes, I forced myself to be disciplined enough to go to school and learn this fascinating language!

Well, I guess that’s just about it. At least I’ll keep it at that.