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Curriculum Vitae

Born 11 April 1958, Den Haag, Netherlands

1984 Master's degree in theoretical physics, Leiden University,
Minors in computer programming, mathematics and astronomy

1984-1988 Military service, various odd jobs.

1988-1995 Freelance science journalist for Intermediair and for Mare, Leiden's university newspaper.

1995-1997 Science editor Mare

1997-2000 Science editor Algemeen Dagblad.

2000 - 2005 Communication manager Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA).
This also involved English language publications and press releases, often in cooperation with the ESO press office in Münich.
- Freelance reporter for Pharos (radio science show).
- Freelance science journalist for Algemeen Dagblad-magazine, NRC Handelsblad, Mare, Parool.

2005-2008 Editor at popular science magazine Natuurwetenschap&Techniek

2008-2010 Senior staff writer at Natuurwetenschap & Techniek
(including occasional translation English-Dutch and Dutch-English)

2006-2012 Editor-in-chief of Pythagoras, magazine for recreational mathematics

2012 Published 'Het Labyrint van Occam', a book with a collection of my 100 best mathematical puzzles.

2010 - ….. Free lance science writer, specializing in physics, astronomy, mathematics, statistics in medicine and forensics.
Mainly working for NTR-radio, VPRO-Gids

2014 - .... Math editor Kennislink (www.kennislink.nl)
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Disclosure

Commercial assignments:

SKA, beyond astronomy.(2010, Astron) I wrote various articles in English for this brochure about the Lofar radio telescope.

Meer bewijskracht uit vingersporen, (2012, Nederlands Forensisch Instituut) I wrote the text, designed the infographics and did the final editing for this brochure about new ways to use fingerprint evidence in court.

Nano, VPRO-gids bijlage (2013). In principle, this was a journalistic special section on nano-technology, but sponsor MESA+ did have the right to veto content. They did not use that right. I wrote several articles, did final editing and helped coordinate production.

Irregularly, I write articles for the Nieuwsbrief van de Leidse Universiteit.
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