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Jakarta Post

In a boy’s dream

Jakarta   /   Sun, October 23 2011   /  05:00 am

When Indonesian students triumphed at various international science and physics competitions in the last few years, people attributed the successes to Yohanes Surya.

Yohanes left his job at the US Nuclear Physics Center in Virginia, returned to Indonesia and initiated the establishment of the Indonesian Physics Olympiad Team (TOFI) in a bid to contribute to the development of physics in Indonesia.

His training programs, run from 1993 to 2007, emphasized “fun and applicable physics”. He is also famous as a motivator with his theory called Mestakung or Semesta Mendukung, literally meaning the universe supports.

It is a conscious feeling that the universe fully supports you, manifest when you are at a critical juncture and work hard to achieve your goals and everything surrounding you supports your efforts to achieve what you want.

Yohanes’ success story ...