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Terahertz Pioneer: Mattheus (Thijs) de Graauw

Siegel, Peter H. (2014) Terahertz Pioneer: Mattheus (Thijs) de Graauw. IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, 4 (2). pp. 138-146. ISSN 2156-342X.

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Mattheus (Thijs) de Graauw started life on his grandfather’s farm in Kerkdriel, Netherlands, approximately 50 km southeast of Utrecht. Soon afterwards his family moved to the nearby village of Empel, population 500, and site of a famous battle between the Dutch and the Spanish in 1585, during the 80 Years' War. His mother was the youngest of thirteen children and his father was a local schoolmaster. Thijs himself was the third of eight brothers and sisters, and although he was always a very curious person and loved learning, he never planned on having an academic career. However, there happened to be one person in his village who subscribed to Hemel en dampkring and he would generally pass on his copy of this rather high technical level science magazine, to Thijs. Thus began a lifelong interest in astronomy and a career that anyone involved in “big” science would envy.

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Additional Information:© 2014 IEEE. Manuscript received February 02, 2014; accepted February 03, 2014. Date of current version March 04, 2014. Thijs would like to make it clear that all his work and accomplishments were achieved with the help of many people, and any success, which he now enjoys, came from their efforts. He considers himself to be merely an orchestra conductor, with the pretensions of a composer.
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Official Citation:Siegel, P.H., "Terahertz Pioneer: Mattheus (Thijs) de Graauw “Intention, Attention, Execution”," Terahertz Science and Technology, IEEE Transactions on , vol.4, no.2, pp.138,146, March 2014 doi: 10.1109/TTHZ.2014.2304671 URL:
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