Yohanes Surya was born in Jakarta on November 6, 1963. He began to deepen physics at the Physics Department of Mathematics, University of Indonesia until 1986, taught at the SMAK I Sower Jakarta until 1988 and subsequently taking a master and doctorate programs in the College of William’s and Mary, Virginia, United States. Master’s program in 1990 and completed his doctoral program in 1994 with cum laude. After earning his Ph.D., Yohanes Surya became Consultant of Theoretical Physics at TJNAF / CEBAF (Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility), Virginia – United States (1994). Although it already had a Greencard (permission to live and work in the United States), Yohanes Surya returned to Indonesia in order to it the name of Indonesia through physics olympiad (motto was “Go Get Gold”) and to develop physics in Indonesia.
Returning from America, in addition to train and lead the Indonesian Physics Olympiad Team (TOFI), Yohanes Surya, become a lecturer and researcher at the UI graduate program to the field of nuclear physics (1995, 1998). From 1993 to 2007 the students held families together successfully won it the name of the nation with 54 gold medals, 33 silver medals and 42 bronze medals in various competitions Science / Physics International. In 2006, a student held families together won predicate Absolute Winner (World Champion) in the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) XXXVII in Singapore.
Since 2000, Yohanes Surya lot of training for teachers of Physics and Mathematics in almost all major cities in Indonesia, the capital of regency / municipality, to villages throughout the archipelago from Sabang to Merauke, including Islamic boarding schools. To accommodate this training Yohanes Surya Surya founded the Institute. Surya Institute is currently building TOFI center that will be centers for teacher training and students who will compete in various championships science / physics.
Yohanes Surya is a prolific writer for the field of Physics / Mathematics. There are 68 books have been written for students from elementary through high school. Besides writing books, he also wrote hundreds of articles in the scientific journal Physics both nationally and internationally, KOMPAS Daily, Tempo, Media Indonesia and others. He is also the originator of the term MESTAKUNG and three Mestakung law, as well as a top originator of learning (Easy, Fun, Fun).
Aside from being a writer, Yohanes Surya also as a resource of Physics teaching programs via CD ROM for elementary, junior high and high school. He also produces a variety of educational TV programs including “Journey to the World Fantasy” and “Tralala-trilili” in RCTI.
Outside activities above, Yohanes Surya to act in various international organizations as a Board member of the International Physics Olympiad, vice president of The First Step to Nobel Prize (1997-present); initiator and President of Asian Physics Olympiad (2000-present); Chairman of the first Asian Physics Olympiad, in Karawaci, Tangerang (2000); Executive member of the World Physics Competition Federation, Chairman of The International Econophysics Conference 2002; Chairman of the World Federation Congress, Physics 2002; Board of Experts in National Geographic magazine in Indonesia and become Chairman of the Asian Science Camp 2008 in Denpasar, Bali. During a career in the development of physics, Yohanes Surya has received numerous awards / fellowships, among others, CEBAF / SURA U.S. award for ’92-93 (one of the best students in the field of nuclear physics in the southeastern United States), rewards creativity, 2005 of Creativity Development Foundation, a gift Badge Wira Karya Satya (2006) of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. In the same year, he was elected as the representative of Indonesia in the field of education to meet with U.S. President George W. Bush. In 2007, he wrote the book “Mestakung: Success Secrets of World Champion” which was awarded as the author of Best Seller fastest in Indonesia. And in 2008 received an award as a Hero of the Present Modernisator choice and TEMPO magazine. Yohanes Surya also received many awards from Menpora, Radio Elshinta, Daily Independent, Metro TV Award, Award “Young kids Icon” from Trax FM Radio, Newspapers Jakarta Award and the Award Republika newspaper as “People of the change in 2009
Yohanes Surya is a professor of physics from Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga. He has been Dean of the Faculty of Science and Mathematics University of Pelita Harapan, Head of Promotion and Cooperation of the Indonesian Physical Society (2001-2004), the jury various competitions science / math (XL-com, L’oreal, etc. CIU), a member of the Board of Curators Museum of Science and Technology Parks Mini Indonesia Indah, one of the founder of The Mochtar Riady Institute, a member of the Board of Trustees of Islamic High School and is now Professor Assalamiyah Banten. Yohanes Surya served as Rector of the University Multimedia Nusantara (Kompas Gramedia Group) as well as actively campaigning for Love Physics (Physics Love Bali, West Kalimantan Love Physics etc.) throughout Indonesia.
Since the year 2009 Prof.. Yohanes Surya in cooperation with local governments lagging regions to develop mathematical tops (Easy Fun and enjoyable), where local children can learn mathematics behind it easily. Students who are considered “stupid” was able to master math 1-6 grade elementary school in just 6 months. The program is now being implemented in many developed areas, especially in Papua.
In 2010 Prof. Yohanes Surya establish STKIP (High School Teacher Education) SURYA, for print-quality teachers from various regions of Indonesia. To better concentrate on preparation for the establishment of STKIP Surya and Surya University (which focus on education, energy and life science / life sciences, from January of 2011 Professor. Yohanes Surya no longer served as president of UMN.
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