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From astronomy to cancer treatment: Indonesian young bright minds make splash on world stage 

Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Sun, August 18, 2019  /  07:11 pm
From astronomy to cancer treatment: Indonesian young bright minds make splash on world stageĀ 

These senior high school students have claimed international awards with their impressive astronomical calculations, noninvasive glucometer and an herbal tea that could help to cure cancer. (JP/Kompas.com/Googlesciencefair.com/-)

A year ago, Hilmi Nuruzzaman had to beg his parents to allow him to take part in the astronomy olympiad at provincial level. He had dengue fever, but his parents eventually allowed him to go to the competition venue in Anyer, Banten, in a hospital ambulance with a drip still attached to his arm. The student of MAN Insan Cendekia state Islamic boarding senior high school in Serpong, South Tangerang, passed the selection to the national level. “It’s his perseverance and sincerity that has brought him to pass each stage of the competition,” said school headmistress Persahini Sidik in a recent interview. Future astronomer: Hilmi Nuruzzaman shows the silver and bronze medals he won at the 13th International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2019 in Keszthely, Hungary. (-/JP/Dhoni Setiawan) As the national competition’s absolute gold medalist &n...