Mr. Gaasenbeek was born in the Netherlands in 1931. After the war he immigrated to Canada in 1951 and received his B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from Queen's University in 1958. At age fifty he began developing his theories (Selected Papers) in his spare time and completed them at age sixty. He has been married for forty years and is the proud father of a son and daughter. He is currently retired and lives in the woods by a lake near Perth, Ontario, Canada.
Portrait of the author at ages 26 and 66, drawn by Freya Forbell, 1998.
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