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Biography of Prof. John Surya - The Physicists Indonesia


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John Sun was born in Jakarta on November 6, 1963. He began to deepen physics at the University of Indonesia majoring in Mathematics Physics until 1986, teaching at the SMAK I Sower Jakarta until 1988 and then took the master and doctoral programs in the College of William and Mary, Virginia, United States. Master's program in 1990 and completed his doctoral program in 1994 with cum laude. After earning his Ph.D., John Surya became Consultant of Theoretical Physics at TJNAF / CEBAF (Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility) Virginia - United States (1994).

Although it had a Greencard (permission to live and work in the United States), John Surya returned to Indonesia with a goal to the name of Indonesia through the physics Olympiad (the motto is "Go Get Gold") and to develop physics in Indonesia.

Returned from America, in addition to train and lead the Indonesian Physics Olympiad Team (TOFI), John Surya becomes the teacher and researcher at the UI graduate programs for the field of nuclear physics (1995 -1998). From 1993 to 2007, these students surrogate successfully won it the name of the nation with 54 gold medals, 33 silver medals and 42 bronze medals in various competitions of Science / Physics International. In 2006, a student won title binaannya Absolute Winner (World Champion) in the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) XXXVII in Singapore.

Since 2000, John Surya lot of training for teachers of Physics and Mathematics in almost all major cities in Indonesia, the capital of the district / municipality, to the villages throughout the archipelago, from Sabang to Merauke, including Islamic boarding schools. To accommodate these trainings set up John Surya Surya Institute. Surya Institute is building TOFI center building that will become the center of teacher training and students who will compete in various championships science / physics.

John is a prolific writer for Solar Physics / Mathematics. There are 68 books have been written for students from elementary through high school. Besides writing books, he also wrote hundreds of articles in the scientific journal Physics both nationally and internationally, the daily Kompas, Tempo, Media Indonesia and others. He is also the originator of the term and three legal MESTAKUNG Mestakung, as well as the originator of learning Spinner (Easy, Fun, Fun).

Aside from being a writer, John Surya also as a resource programs via CD ROM teaching physics for elementary, junior high and high school. He also co-produced a variety of educational TV programs including "Adventures in Fantasy World", and "Tralala-trilili" on RCTI.

Outside of the above activities, John Surya to act in


various international organizations as a Board member of the International Physics Olympiad, Vice President of The First Step to Nobel Prize (1997-present); initiator and president of the Asian Physics Olympiad (2000-present); Chairman of the first Asian Physics Olympiad, in Karawaci, Tangerang (2000); Executive member of the World Physics Competition Federation; Chairman of the International Econophysics Conference 2002: Chairman of the World Federation Congress, Physics 2002; Board of Experts on National Geographic Indonesia magazine and became Chairman of the Asian Science Camp 2008 in Denpasar, Bali . During his career in the field of physics, John Surya never get a variety of award / fellowship among others CEBAF / SURA AS '92-93 award (one of the best students in the field of nuclear physics in the southeastern United States), the creativity award from the Foundation for Development of Creativity 2005, a gift Badges Wira Karya Satya (2006) of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. In the same year, he was elected as the representative of Indonesia in the field of education to meet with U.S. President George W. Bush. In 2007, he wrote the book "Mestakung: Success Secrets of the World Champion" is awarded as Best Seller fastest writer in Indonesia. And in 2008 received an award as the Hero of the Present and the choice Modernisator TEMPO magazine. John Surya also get a lot of appreciation from Menpora, Elshinta Radio, Daily News, Metro TV Award, Awards "Young children Icon" from Trax FM Radio, Newspapers Jakarta Award and Award Republika daily as a "change of 2009 figures

John Surya was professor of physics from the University of Satya Christian Discourse, Salatiga. He became Dean of the Faculty of Science and Mathematics University of Pelita Harapan; Promotion and Co-Head of the Indonesian Physical Society (2001-2004), judge competitions of science / mathematics (XL-com, L'oreal, UKI, etc.), a member of the Board of Curators Museum of Science and Technology Park Mini Indonesia Indah, one of the founder of The Mochtar Riady Institute, a member of the Board of Trustees of Islamic High School and now Professor Assalamiyah Banten. Surya John served as Rector of the University Multimedia Nusantara (Scholastic Compass Group) and active campaigning for Love of Physics (Physics Love Bali, West Kalimantan Love Physics, etc.) throughout Indonesia.

Since 2009 Prof. John Surya in cooperation with local governments lagging regions to develop a top math (easy fun and enjoyable), where children can learn the math behind it easily. Students who are considered "dumb" was able to master the elementary school mathematics grades 1-6 in just 6 months. The program is now being implemented in many developed areas, especially in Papua. (***)

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