Ruin near "La Bouchonne", Saillans, Drôme, France
My life as a retired person
At my formal farewell from Nikhef on January 27, 2011, the director Frank Linde
referred to the diamond on the invitation card , suggesting that I
should remain active at Nikhef until my diamond anniversary, i.e. September 2026.
However, in 2021 the Nikhef management decided to end the development of
gas-filled particle detectors. In combination with a large scale renovation of the building,
lasting until 2023, there is no possibility to make me useful for the institute. Therefore,
I decided to terminate my activities at Nikhef.
For the rest live is easy and enjoyable now as a retired person with good
me peace for activities like the board of the Club van Ankervrienden, the Bussum Historical
Society, and most of all my contribution to sustainibility as an energy coach at WattNu,
altogether with my dear wife Josephine.