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25 September 2006
Indonesian Physics Olympiad Team Shares Experience in Australia
Australian Ambassador, Mr Bill Farmer, welcomed the visit on 26 September of the internationally acclaimed Indonesian Physics Olympiad Team (TOFI) to Australia. The Indonesian team secured four gold medals and one member took out the “Absolute Winner” category at the prestigious 2006 International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Singapore in July, beating 386 participants from 86 countries.
“We are grateful to Professor Surya and his team for making the time to share their knowledge with the Australian public,” said Mr Farmer.
The team also won at the Asian Physics Olympiad and the “First Step to Nobel in Physics” competition. “Professor Yohanes Surya, head and coach of the Indonesian team will discuss his experience in preparing his students to win highly competitive international science events,” said Mr Farmer.
Professor Surya’s presentation will be complemented by Dr Colin Taylor, executive Director of “Australian Science Innovations” who will share the journey of the Australian Science Olympiad teams. The Indonesian delegation will speak at the Scienceworks Museum in Melbourne and the Sydney Myer Asia Centre at the University of Melbourne in events that are free and open to the public.
These events are organised by the education organisation “Curriculum Cooperation” and sponsored by the Australian Indonesia Institute and Australian Education International – Department of Education, Science and Training.
Claudina Milawati (Education - Australian Embassy Jakarta) tel. (021) 2550 5409
mobile 0811 181 944