Biography of Jonathan Pradana Mailoa - Champion International Physics Olympiad

Pradana Mailoa Jonathan was born in Jakarta, 20 September 1989 was the gold medalist at the same time winning the title of "The Absolute winner" in the International Physics Olympiad in 2006. Edhi Mailoa couple's first child and this Darmawan Sherlie Jonathan's parents were not scientists background. They only private sector employees in a furniture company in Jakarta, Jonathan managed to become the best participants in the competition which followed 386 participants from 83 countries. In the International Physics Olympiad 37th held in Singapore on July 8 to 17, 2006,

Jonathan won a gold medal with the highest score in test theory (29.70) and experimental (17.10). He managed to beat his main rival of China, Yang Suo Long, who won for the theoretical value of 29.60 and 16.45 for the experiments. Based on these values, Jonathan deserves the title "The Absolute Winner" (World Champion). Jonathan besides the title "World Champion", also won a gold medal, "The Best of ASEAN Student", and has been named "The Best Result Experiment" (participants who have the best ability in the mastery of physics experiments). This world title is the title the first time for Indonesia to follow the International Physics Olympiad since 1993.

At IPhO to-37 in Singapore, Indonesia bought four overall gold medals and one silver. Indonesian Physics Olympiad Team (TOFI) managed to win four gold medals and one silver (from a total of 37 gold medals, 48 ​​silver, 83 bronze and 81 degrees
honor). The gold medal was won by Jonathan Pradana Mailoa (SMAK 1 Sower Jakarta), Pangus Ho (SMAK 3 Sower Jakarta CPC), Irwan Ade Putra (SMU 1 Pekanbaru), and Andy Oktavian Latif (SMU 1 Pamekasan). While the youngest participant Indonesia, Muhammad Firmansyah Kasim (SMP Islam Athirah Makassar), won the silver medal. Acquisition of four gold medals that exceeds the original target of only three gold medals. Prof John Surya, chairman TOFI, admitted obtaining information from a colleague, a professor in Norway, that the news has been echoed in Europe.

The success of Jonathan and his friends that thanks to the guidance of Prof. John Surya. Jonathan is currently continuing his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), the United States. This is the highest medal since taking part in the event IPhO 1993, as well as an absolute first winner.

Jonathan's interest in the fields of physics such as falling from the sky. But at first, parents Jonathan never liked any force field. They give total freedom. And Jonathan choice fell on physics. Clearly, Jonathan admitted very close to papa and mama. For the size of her teens, support from parents judged as an important requirement in order to succeed. He also appeared as young people in general. "I think yes in school tend to be quiet." In fact, he even admitted to not doing homework. "But, while in secondary school," he said with a laugh.

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