Indonesian students win 7 medals and awards at Asian Physics Olympiad 2022


The Indonesian Physics Olympiad team won 7 medals and a special prize at the 22nd Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO). Photo/ist

JAKARTA – Crew Physics Olympiad Indonesia continued the tradition of medals at the 22nd Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) by winning 2 bronze medals and 5 honorable mention medals.

APhO this time it was hosted by India from May 23-31, 2022 and brought together 27 countries/territories with a total of 218 students.

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The participants of the Indonesian team are:

1. Edward Humianto (SMAK 1 Penabur Jakarta): Bronze
2. John Howard Wijaya (Darma Yudha Pekanbaru High School): Bronze
3. Jonathan Tjandra (Calvin High School Jakarta): Honorable Mention
4. David Michael Indraputra (SMAK Penabur Gading Serpong, Tangerang): Honorable Mention
5. Christopher Ivan Budiwardhana (SMAK Penabur Gading Serpong, Tangerang): Honorable Mention
6. Berwyn (SMAK 1 Penabur, Jakarta): Honorable Mention
7. Althaaf Syaika Nuhaad (One Nations High School, Yogyakarta): Honorable Mention
8. Savero Lukianto Chandra (Fransiskus High School Bandar Lampung)

The organizer of this year’s APhO is the Indian Association of Physics Teachers, with its center at Graphic Era Hill University.

APhO 2022 is supported by Ministry of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Education, Government of India through Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education.

APhO participants this year: Australia, Armenia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Tajikistan , Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

The APhO implementation is done online, with participants having to congregate in one location in each country to take the test with online monitoring using multiple cameras.

The participants took the theoretical exam and the experimental exam which took place on different days. The Indonesian team leaders are Hendra Kwee, Ph.D., Herry Kwee, Ph.D., Zainul Abidin, Ph.D., and Jong Anly Tan, Ph.D.

The screening, coaching and training process is conducted by the National Tunas Intelligence Synergy Foundation (Simetri) online in three stages and is open to all Indonesian students free of charge.

The training and success of the Indonesian Physics Olympiad team at this year’s APhO cannot be separated from the contribution and support of PT Bank Central Asia, Tbk as a sponsor.


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