Walter Hayduk is a chemical engineer and retired university professor who likes to understand how things work and fix them when needed – whether it’s a leaky faucet or a scientific model. He notes, “All my life I have been interested in natural phenomena, including the climate. I have a knack of attacking problems head-on with imaginative ideas, persistence and hard work.” Thus, armed with a globe of the world, almanacs, many diagrams, the Internet, and a lifetime of accumulated information, Walter began his journey to truly understand tide formation, and in particular, the previously unexplained progression of tide times. After more than a year of study, he came up with a paradigm-shifting explanation that just may change how we view the natural world.
Today Walter and his wife, Bev, live in Ottawa, where they enjoy frequenting local coffee shops and appreciating music. Walter is also the author of Crash Course: 157 Causes of Collisions and How to Prevent Them.