Genealogica Grafica: a word about the author
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Tom de Neef
Genealogica Grafica has been developed by Tom de Neef.
He was born in 1946 at Amsterdam. Studied physics, got his PhD in solid state physics, and then switched to aerodynamics research. Around 1980 he left the academic world and joined an international software consultancy company where he stayed until 1996, having held various senior management positions. In 1996, together with three colleagues, he started his own IT management company. That company, Qolor bv, has grown to 20 staff. Tom is slowly reducing his involvement in its management, creating time to do other (hobby-type) things.
Tom's hobby drive is to create things, in particular things with a mathematical twist. Very often resulting in a program that can demonstrate the results or be used by others.
Key elements, next to mathematics, are 'presentation', 'simplicity', 'didactics'. If you have a problem in presenting your ideas or results in such a way that others can easily grab the essence, then you have a problem that Tom would like to tackle. But he will bend it towards the mathematical/programming side in order to get most kicks out of it.
Past areas of interest have resulted in: