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Indonesian students win gold, silver medals at European Physics Olympiad

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 29, 2020   /   11:55 am
Indonesian students win gold, silver medals at European Physics Olympiad Five Indonesian students won gold and silver medals at the 2020 European Physics Olympiad (EuPhO). (Shutterstock/File)

Five Indonesian students won gold and silver medals at the fourth European Physics Olympiad (EuPhO).

This year's event was hosted by Romania and held online from July 20 to 26.

As reported by kompas.coma gold medal was given to Peter Addison Sadhani from St. Aloysius 1 High School in Bandung, West Java, for scoring 40 out of a maximum 50 points. Peter set a record by achieving the highest score in the competition in the last four years. 

Silver medals were won by Timotius Jason from Ignatius Global School in Palembang, South Sumatra; Rizky Ramadhana from Taruna Nusantara High School in Magelang, Central Java; Nixon Widjaja from IPEKA Plus Vocational High School in BSD, Tangerang, Banten; and Fadli Januar from Unggulan High School in Jakarta.

Hendra Kwee, head of the Indonesian physics team, said that this year's EuPhO was considered unique as experiment tests were performed with computer simulations.

The competition was originally slated to run in Satu Mere, Romania, in June but due to the pandemic, it was postponed to July and took an online format. 

EuPhO is an annual competition for high school students in Europe and guest countries with a focus on science research. This year’s edition was organized by the University of Bucharest’s Faculty of Physics and the EuPhO Academic Committee. A total of 260 students from 53 countries participated in the event, including students from Armenia, Brazil, Finland, Hong Kong, Iran, Singapore and the United Kingdom. (gis/wng)