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Indonesian students among winners at International Physics Olympiad

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, August 3, 2018 | 10:10 am
Indonesian students among winners at International Physics Olympiad Hailing from five cities, Indonesian high school students won medals in the competitive science event. (Shutterstock/Alexey Godzenko)

Indonesian high school students took home gold, silver, and bronze medals from the 49th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO). As reported by kompas.com, the annual event was held in Lisbon, Portugal on July 21-29.

The competition attracted top physics students from 90 countries, with up to five participants representing each country. In total, the 49th IPhO had as many as 670 delegates tested in two phases: experimental physics and theoretical physics.

Each test had 25 pages of questions to be completed within the allotted five hours, while many failed to complete the experimental physics phase. Then, the judging panel and coaches proceeded to correct and moderate the results to get the scores and rank the participants accordingly.

The top 8 percent of the participants received gold medals, the next 17 percent receive silver medals, and another 25 percent received bronze medals. Meanwhile, students categorized in the next best 17 percent received honorable mentions.

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Indonesian high school students took home gold, silver and bronze medals from the 49th International Physics Olympiad. Indonesian high school students took home gold, silver and bronze medals from the 49th International Physics Olympiad. (Kompas.com/Kemendikbud)

The following Indonesian students won medals:

  • Johanes, SMAK Frateran Surabaya, East Java (Gold)
  • Jason Jovi Brata, SMAK 1 BPK Penabur, Jakarta (Silver)
  • Ahmad Aufar Thoriq, SMA Semesta BBS, Semarang, Central Java (Bronze)
  • Bryant Juspi, SMA Darma Yudha Pekanbaru, Riau (Bronze)
  • Raditya Adhidarma Nugraha, SMAN 1 Yogyakarta (Bronze)

Throughout the IPhO, the team was guided by the University of Indonesia’s Syamsu Rosid and Budhy Kurniawan, as well as the Education and Culture Ministry’s Eko Warisdjono. (saz/mut)

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