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Indonesia Talent in Science and Technology, Where are They Now?

Who does not know B.J Habibie? He was the former president of the Republic of Indonesia and former ministry of Research and Technology. He was known not only because he was a president but also a prominent figure in Science and Technology in Indonesia history, widely known as the father of technology of Indonesia. His achievements in the field of aviation and aerospace are galore and praised internationally. One of them is Theodore von Karman award from International Council for Aeronautical Sciences awarded in 1992. He is regarded as a visionary in science and technology. He established Indonesia strategic industries. One of them is PT. Dirgantara Indonesia. Under his directions, it was able to make the first aircraft for Indonesia. I would say he is genius! However, do we know other figures in science and technology besides B.J Habibie? Most people will tell no even though we had some others for example Dr. Samaun Samadikun, the father of electronics of Indonesia. But, in a past few…