Hearing Physics by some students and even people in Indonesia is complicated, complex, and the most feared when the time of National Exam arrived. Only those with superior left brain dominance are able to love the study of the specific properties of this earth. One of them is what happened at the 48th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in Yogyakarta, which was attended by 395 selected students from 86 countries. In addition to having the honor of being the host, Indonesia shows off in front of 85 other countries by showing a new discovery called Camel’s hump effect. What is the effect of camel’s hump? According to the scientist who created this creation is Dr. Oki Gunawan and Dr. Yudistira Virgus, this is the effect on the magnetic field that occurs between two parallel dipole line pares in which the magnetic field becomes stronger at the edges, so the graph plot resembles the “camel’s hump”.
The effect of this invention is more functioning as an earthquake intensity measuring device and monitoring volcanic activity. This discovery has vital consequences because it allows the formation of a new and natural magnetic trap in the physical world. This system can trap materials such as graphite to allow the material to drift without needing energy supply. For the record, the variation of the electromagnetic trap system has a very important role in physics because it allows a variety of fundamental experiments.
Dr. Oki Gunawan and Dr. Yudistira Virgus discovered this effect based on his research at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA. His research was published in the scientific journal Applied Physics Letter and Journal of Applied Physics, as well as several US patents.
Through their research work, they have also created real technology such as the new semiconductor characterization tool (called Rotating PDL Hall system) which is now installed in IBM research center and has also been operated at the Harvard Center of Nanoscale System laboratory in the US. The results of this research also received good reviews from a physics professor from Princeton University of the USA and used as a new electrical and magnetic course notes at the Princeton University Department of Physics.
Dr. Oki is a researcher at International Business Machine (IBM) Thomas J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA. He completed his bachelor’s studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a master and doctorate from Princeton University, USA. Oki is a former member of the Indonesian Physics Olympiad Team and the first Indonesian IPhO (bronze medal) medalist at IPhO 24 in Williamsburg, USA, in 1993. At that time he was a student of Senior High School 78, Jakarta.
As for Dr. Yudistira completed his undergraduate education from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and a master’s and doctoral education from College of William and Mary, USA. Yudistira was a member of TOFI in 2003 and 2004 while still a student at SMA Xaverius 1 Palembang. Yudistira won gold at the 2003 Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO), a bronze medal at IPhO 2003 and a gold medal in IPhO 2004.
Hopefully with what has been informed in this article, the more evocative the reader and the more aware that every science that develops, will always be useful for the survival of human life. Therefore, continue to develop the potential that exists in each – each individual for the progress of Indonesia through quality human resources more quickly realized.
Source: CNN Indonesia