Born in 1926 the author, a doctor in nuclear physics, has studied in various countries. After having entered a German nuclear industry as a junior engineer, he made his way up to the Management Board of a multi-billion British defense company.
He has served on the Plutonium Panel created by President Reagan and worked as a technical and strategic advisor to several Heads of government in Europe. Having founded his own technology consulting company in California, the author is presently serving as an advisor to several international defense industries. Being tri-lingual, he has also been teaching at universities in the US, in France and in Germany.