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Unlocking the Election Statistics Secrets: FMIPA UGM Educates the Public on Electoral Vote Counting Methods in Indonesia

(Education Content on Electoral Vote Counting Methods)

2024 is a pivotal year for Indonesia’s Democracy. On Feb 14th, 2024, Indonesian citizens celebrated democracy through regional and national elections. Post-election, various vote-counting methods emerged, such as quick count, exit poll, and real count. Despite their prevalence, these methods aren’t fully understood by the public. Consequently, misinformation spreads, leading many to believe the results represent all voters’ voices. In reference to that issues, the education provided also serves as an implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) pillar 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions) with a focus on resolving public information disputes through the media, as well as pillar 4 (Quality Education) with a focus on accessibility and technology and information literacy

(Education Content on Electoral Vote Counting Methods)

Through the ‘Election Statistics Secrets!’ content posted on Instagram @fmipaugm, FMIPA UGM educates the public on the three vote counting methods: quick count, exit poll, and real count. Quick count swiftly generates results by sampling vote percentages from select polling stations. Exit poll involves post-election interviews with respondents, but its accuracy is questionable due to potential dishonesty. The real count, officially released by the Electoral Commission, tallies all gathered votes.

(Education Content on Electoral Vote Counting Methods)

To quell post-election chaos, all three methods are clarified. Each method’s accuracy varies, urging the public to focus on quick count alone. However, both quick count and exit poll are prone to data errors as they don’t encompass all votes. To bolster credibility, FMIPA UGM includes a study on Sample Survey Methods, a course taught in UGM’s Statistics program. This aims to encourage wiser information consumption regarding election results.

 

Keywords: electoral vote, statistics, quick count, exit poll, real count

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana (FMIPA UGM Public Relations)

Reference: Fabima Fadhlin Minallah Zidta (FMIPA UGM Social Media Team, UGM Statistics Undergraduate Student)

Illustrator: Alvin Nur Sa’ban Zidta (FMIPA UGM Social Media Team)

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Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery Innovation: Geophysics FMIPA UGM and Upstream Innovation PHE Research Collaboration Is Ready for Field Deployment

Geophysics UGM and Upstream Innovation PHE conducted initial field testing in 2023 (Photo: UGM Geophysics Research Team).

The collaboration between Geophysics FMIPA UGM and Upstream Innovation PHE in its third year through Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery innovation is poised to enter the field. This effort is aimed at supporting the government’s program to increase oil production targets by 1 million barrels by 2030 in Indonesia. The UGM Geophysics Research Team, along with Upstream Innovation PHE, actively contributes to achieving this goal.

“Through this research collaboration, our (FMIPA UGM) hope is to support the government’s target of 1 million barrels of oil production,” said Prof. Kuwat Triyana, Dean of FMIPA UGM, during the “Kickoff Meeting for the Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery Collaboration Study in 2024” held via online meeting on Monday, Jan 12th, 2024.

In 2023, initial field testing was conducted to assess the performance of the Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery equipment. By continually improving the quality of this equipment, the UGM Geophysics Research Team and Upstream Innovation PHE are confident that they are ready to enter the field for broader oil production in 2024.

“We appreciate the trust placed in us over the past few years. We continue to strive in the development of this Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery equipment to support the 1 million barrel production target in Indonesia,” said Dr. Afif Rakhman, head of the UGM Geophysics Research Team.

Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery is one of the supportive methods in oil exploitation by injecting high-powered direct current (DC) into reservoirs to enhance production. By installing anodes and cathodes at specific distances and configurations, the electric current can alter the physical properties of the rocks it passes through, facilitating the movement of oil beneath the earth’s surface. The equipment developed by this team also features remote control capabilities through the internet network.

“This developed technology is easily implementable due to its relatively simple installation process and online operation, making it more effective and efficient in terms of time and cost,” said Metrik Pradana, initiator of the Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery research from Upstream Innovation PHE.

The technological innovation built through collaboration between institutions and industry partners is an effort to support government programs, particularly in contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This research collaboration reflects point 9 – Infrastructure, Industry, and Innovation, through innovation in meeting the country’s energy needs, as well as point 17 – Partnerships to Achieve Goals, through collaborative efforts to meet the goal of national oil requirements production.

Keywords: Geophysics, Pertamina, PHE, oil, Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery

Author: Pamungkas Yuliantoro

Photo: UGM Geophysics Research Team.

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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UGM Hosts Technical Guidance on Social Media Management: Encouraging Media Contributors in Focused Content Production and Publication

The speakers deliver content regarding the structure of public relations and media

UGM held a Technical Guidance on Social Media Management on Tuesday, Feb 13th, 2024, at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UGM. The speakers at this event were the UGM Public Relations Team, consisting of Devi Anviana Putri (graphic designer, video editor, and UGM social media admin), Astri Wulandari (media relations and host of UGM podcast), and Gloria Exoudianta Barus (journalist and live manager of UGM Update). The purpose of this event, attended by representatives from the media units, is to encourage contributors and media admins to be more productive and focused in their production and publication activities. Additionally, the event aims to provide insights into the types and uses of social media according to the content needs.

The attendees of the event engaged with content about social media

In opening the event, Dr. Fajar Adi Kusumo, S.Si., M.Si., Vice Dean for Alumni, Cooperation, and Innovation at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, expressed appreciation for the event’s organization. Dr. Fajar also emphasized the urgency of social media management concerning the institution’s image as reflected in social media publications. UGM Public Relations Coordinator, Hestining Kurniastuti, S.S., MBA, stated that this event is a crucial discussion space for sharing experiences in social media management within the UGM environment.

Discussion session regarding social media management

During the discussion session, media representatives from various units shared their challenges in managing social media. “Our media was neglected for 2 years. How can we manage our media effectively?” asked one participant. Another highlighted question during the event was about managing content production systems, coordinating media teams, and formulating good content. The three speakers then guided social media management, such as content mapping and timeline creation. “So, we must prepare materials to be uploaded according to the existing schedule. For example, next month is Ramadan. Now, we should prepare materials to be uploaded during Ramadan,” explained Astri.

The event concluded with a group photo of the UGM media team

This technical guidance has had a positive impact on the media team participants. The expected outcome is to enhance their understanding and mastery of technology and information in reporting within the UGM environment. This reflects the SDGs point 4, which is quality education through information and communication technology skills. Thus, the skills possessed by the media teams in each unit are expected to drive more focused content production, publication, and reporting.

Keywords: social media, competence, technology, information, public relations, media

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto dan Datu Maulana Ahmad

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Visit of SD IT BIAS Yogyakarta to the Department of Physics UGM: Introducing Fun Science Phenomena

Science Experiment at The Basic Physics Laboratory of the Departement of Physics UGM

The Basic Physics Laboratory of the Department of Physics UGM welcomed a visit from students of SD IT BIAS Yogyakarta on February 12, 2024. The purpose of this visit was to foster motivation and aspirations among the students in the field of science. Additionally, the students were encouraged to familiarize themselves with science and its phenomena through enjoyable methods in the laboratory.

A total of 100 students from SD IT BIAS Yogyakarta, comprising students from grades 5 and 6, were divided into two large groups. The first group visited the heat chamber and learned about phenomena closely related to physics. Guided by Dr. Chotimah, M.Sc. and Dr. Eko Sulistya, M.Sc., the students were engaged in presentations and demonstrations of physics experiments such as the coefficient of friction between two objects, the conversion of electrical energy into heat energy, and series of incandescent lamps.

Science Experiment in the Heat Chamber with Dr. Chotimah, M.Sc. and Dr. Eko Sulistya, M.Sc

The second group visited the mechanics chamber to get a closer look at phenomena with elements of geophysics. With enthusiasm, the students listened to a presentation delivered by Dr.rer.nat. Ade Anggraeni, B.Sc., M.Sc., regarding natural phenomena that frequently occur in Yogyakarta such as earthquakes. The students were introduced to instruments designed to capture seismic waves from seismic sources. Dr. Ade demonstrated the monitoring activities of active volcanoes like Mount Merapi using experimental models. Idham Syah Alam, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., introduced physics experiments, such as resonance tubes and lattice experiments.

 

Science Experiment in the Mechanics Chamber with Dr.rer.nat. Ade Anggraeni, B.Sc., M.Sc. and Idham Syah Alam, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

 

In the subsequent session, both groups swapped spaces to ensure they had the same experience of enjoying fun science learning at the Department of Physics UGM. While observing the experimental demonstrations by the lecturers, students were coached to record their outputs in Student Worksheets (LKS) regarding the experiments demonstrated.

The students recorded experiment details on the Student Worksheets (LKS)

The collaborative learning opportunity held at the Basic Physics Laboratory is one form of activity that supports Sustainable Development Goals pillars 4 and 17, concerning quality education and partnerships to achieve goals, as students directly benefit from accessing concrete learning experiences according to their educational stages. In this regard, students can enhance their skills in reading and mathematics. On the other hand, schools have the opportunity to access partnerships to boost students’ motivation for completing their educational journey.

Keywords: Students, TK IT Bias Yogyakarta, science experiment, physics, education

Penulis: Rafida Salma Rahmawati

Foto: Ahmad Fathan, Dina Wardiningsih, Shofi Rahmadini

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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Visit of Prof. Xiao Yongshun from National Tsinghua University to the Department of Physics FMIPA UGM: Prospects for Research and Academic Collaboration

Professor Gede Bayu Suparta presented research at the Image Physics Laboratory to Professor Xiao Yongshun

 

The Department of Physics at FMIPA UGM welcomed a visit from Prof. Xiao Yongshun from the Department of Engineering Physics, National Tsinghua University on Feb 12th, 2024. This visit is part of his series of visits to several institutions in Indonesia such as the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and UGM. During this visit, Prof. Xiao Yongshun was greeted directly by Prof. Gede Bayu Suparta, Prof. Edi Suharyadi (Chair of the Department), and Prof. Kuwat Triyana (Dean of FMIPA UGM). The agenda included discussions on the potential for research and academic collaboration between the two institutions.

The Department of Physics at FMIPA UGM has a unique focus on research addressing local issues, which is part of the Tri Dharma of higher education. Its research focuses on volcanology and the application of radiation technologies such as digital radiography and CT scans. During the visit, Prof. Xiao Yongshun showed great interest in these unique aspects, which became the main points of discussion. The potential use of muons in volcanology research also drew attention, considering the high activity of Mount Merapi which requires constant monitoring. It is hoped that the utilization of muons in monitoring Mount Merapi’s activity can contribute significantly to understanding the characteristics of its activity and disaster risk mitigation.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics UGM has a close correlation with research in the field of radiography applications at Tsinghua University. Prof. Xiao Yongshun, who specializes in X-ray and neutron imaging research, presented on radiography research at Tsinghua University. He is also a member of the Chinese Society of NDT (Non-Destructive Testing). Tsinghua University has had the NUCTECH company since 1997, which operates in the fields of radiation technology applications, image processing, artificial intelligence, and radiation protection.

A group photo was taken after the presentation of research on radiography applications at Tsinghua University

 

Tsinghua University views UGM as one of the top universities in Indonesia with unique research capabilities. By involving BRIN in research collaboration, the Department of Physics UGM plans to further develop collaboration with Tsinghua University in the field of muon imaging, as well as in CT-Scan and radiography using X-ray radiation generated with LINAC (Linear Accelerator) technology. This collaboration is expected to positively contribute to advancing science and technology, education, student exchange, and expert cooperation between the two countries.

Radiography research by the Department of Physics UGM to address local issues such as health and natural disasters represents SDGs number 3, which is good health and well-being, number 11, which is sustainable cities and communities, and number 17, which is partnerships. This is evident from medical interventions through CT scans as part of essential healthcare services, disaster management, and established cooperation agreements. Thus, the agenda of the visit and the cooperation undertaken have an impact in line with the needs of the SDGs points.

 

  

Keywords: Physics, radiography, healthcare, disaster management, Tsinghua

Author: Chalis Setiyadi

Photos: Kristedjo (BRIN)

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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Supporting the Independent Campus Program, Material Physics at UGM Offers Opportunities for Practical Work, Internships, and Research Internships

In early 2024, the Electron Spin Research Group (Magnetic Material & Nanostructures) under the auspices of the Material Physics and Instrumentation Laboratory at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University (UGM), once again opens opportunities for practical work, internships, and research internships. Practical work and internship opportunities are available for undergraduate students and lecturers, as part of the effort to support the Independent Campus Program. Meanwhile, research internship opportunities are open to prospective postgraduate (Master’s or PhD) students interested in pursuing studies in the field of materials.

Announcement for open recruitment of practical work, internships, and research internships in 2024 by the Electron Spin Research Group at UGM

Students or lecturers interested in joining can participate in research activities and group management according to the research themes offered. The research themes offered by the Electron Spin Research Group this time are quite diverse, including GMR Sensor, Magnetic Hyperthermia, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Dielectric Materials, and Green-synthesis of Nanoparticles.

In addition to gaining research experience with experts in their field, the practical work, internship, and research internship programs provide financial support from several partner institutions. These partner institutions include:

  • Nano-fabrication Consortium, MEXT Nano-project Platform, Japan
  • Research Grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud-Ristek)
  • National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)

Moreover, the Electron Spin Research Group has produced many publications published in reputable journals. The list of publications can be accessed at the link http://ugm.id/espublication. Often, members of the Electron Spin Research Group attend both national and international conferences and frequently receive prestigious awards.

The practical work, internships, and research internship opportunities offered contribute to advancing the fourth pillar of the Sustainable Development Goals, which focuses on promoting quality and inclusive education. Undoubtedly, enhancing the quality of education will facilitate the accomplishment of other SDG objectives and targets.

Keywords: Internship, research, Physics, education

Author: Rafida Salma Rahmawati

Images: Department of Physics

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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C3R Hosts Training and Certification for Data Protection Officers (DPOs) to Meet the Needs of 140,000 Professionals

The Center for Cryptography and Cybersecurity will conduct training and certification for Data Protection Officer (DPO) experts from Feb 26th to Mar 1st, 2024, spanning five days, due to the significant demand. In an era where data breaches are increasingly common, DPOs play a crucial role in safeguarding sensitive information and ensuring compliance with various legal frameworks. As the digital landscape evolves, the demand for skilled DPOs is rising, resulting in a need for specialized training and certification.

The upcoming training and certification program for DPOs represent a significant development in the field of data protection. This program is structured based on SKKNI No. 103 of 2023, addressing the requirements of Law No. 27 of 2022 on Personal Data Protection (PDP) and ISO/IEC 27701 standards. This initiative is not only a response to regulatory demands but also a step towards enhancing skills and professional competence in this critical area. It also supports SDGs point 9 on Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure and point 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Compliance with Law No. 27 of 2022 on Personal Data Protection and the international standard ISO/IEC 27701 is crucial for organizations handling personal data. The training program is designed to equip DPOs with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate this complex legal and regulatory landscape, ensuring that their organizations remain compliant and secure.

The need for qualified Data Protection Officers is more critical than ever. With over 140,000 professional positions required, this training program is a timely response to market demand. It opens up many career opportunities for individuals looking to specialize in this field.

A Data Protection Officer holds a unique and independent position within an organization, akin to a ‘mini-CEO’. They are responsible for setting data protection strategies and ensuring that organizational data handling practices comply with legal and ethical standards. This autonomy is crucial for effective data governance.

As we delve deeper into the digital era, the role of DPOs becomes increasingly vital. They are the frontline defenders of privacy and data security, facing challenges posed by digital transformation and the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape.

The DPO profession is globally recognized, with standards set at the international level. This recognition underscores the professionalism and expertise required to excel in this role, further emphasizing the importance of formal training and certification. This is what drives the Center for Cryptography and Cybersecurity to organize this training and certification program for DPO experts.


Keywords: cryptography, cybersecurity, data protection officers

Author: Uha Isnaini

Picture: Center for Cryptography and Cybersecurity Researches (C3R) FMIPA UGM

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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Unlocking the Election Statistics Secrets: FMIPA UGM Educates the Public on Electoral Vote Counting Methods in Indonesia

(Education Content on Electoral Vote Counting Methods)

2024 is a pivotal year for Indonesia’s Democracy. On Feb 14th, 2024, Indonesian citizens celebrated democracy through regional and national elections. Post-election, various vote-counting methods emerged, such as quick count, exit poll, and real count. Despite their prevalence, these methods aren’t fully understood by the public. Consequently, misinformation spreads, leading many to believe the results represent all voters’ voices. In reference to that issues, the education provided also serves as an implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) pillar 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions) with a focus on resolving public information disputes through the media, as well as pillar 4 (Quality Education) with a focus on accessibility and technology and information literacy

(Education Content on Electoral Vote Counting Methods)

Through the ‘Election Statistics Secrets!’ content posted on Instagram @fmipaugm, FMIPA UGM educates the public on the three vote counting methods: quick count, exit poll, and real count. Quick count swiftly generates results by sampling vote percentages from select polling stations. Exit poll involves post-election interviews with respondents, but its accuracy is questionable due to potential dishonesty. The real count, officially released by the Electoral Commission, tallies all gathered votes.

(Education Content on Electoral Vote Counting Methods)

To quell post-election chaos, all three methods are clarified. Each method’s accuracy varies, urging the public to focus on quick count alone. However, both quick count and exit poll are prone to data errors as they don’t encompass all votes. To bolster credibility, FMIPA UGM includes a study on Sample Survey Methods, a course taught in UGM’s Statistics program. This aims to encourage wiser information consumption regarding election results.

 

Keywords: electoral vote, statistics, quick count, exit poll, real count

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana (FMIPA UGM Public Relations)

Reference: Fabima Fadhlin Minallah Zidta (FMIPA UGM Social Media Team, UGM Statistics Undergraduate Student)

Illustrator: Alvin Nur Sa’ban Zidta (FMIPA UGM Social Media Team)

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Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery Innovation: Geophysics FMIPA UGM and Upstream Innovation PHE Research Collaboration Is Ready for Field Deployment

Geophysics UGM and Upstream Innovation PHE conducted initial field testing in 2023 (Photo: UGM Geophysics Research Team).

The collaboration between Geophysics FMIPA UGM and Upstream Innovation PHE in its third year through Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery innovation is poised to enter the field. This effort is aimed at supporting the government’s program to increase oil production targets by 1 million barrels by 2030 in Indonesia. The UGM Geophysics Research Team, along with Upstream Innovation PHE, actively contributes to achieving this goal.

“Through this research collaboration, our (FMIPA UGM) hope is to support the government’s target of 1 million barrels of oil production,” said Prof. Kuwat Triyana, Dean of FMIPA UGM, during the “Kickoff Meeting for the Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery Collaboration Study in 2024” held via online meeting on Monday, Jan 12th, 2024.

In 2023, initial field testing was conducted to assess the performance of the Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery equipment. By continually improving the quality of this equipment, the UGM Geophysics Research Team and Upstream Innovation PHE are confident that they are ready to enter the field for broader oil production in 2024.

“We appreciate the trust placed in us over the past few years. We continue to strive in the development of this Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery equipment to support the 1 million barrel production target in Indonesia,” said Dr. Afif Rakhman, head of the UGM Geophysics Research Team.

Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery is one of the supportive methods in oil exploitation by injecting high-powered direct current (DC) into reservoirs to enhance production. By installing anodes and cathodes at specific distances and configurations, the electric current can alter the physical properties of the rocks it passes through, facilitating the movement of oil beneath the earth’s surface. The equipment developed by this team also features remote control capabilities through the internet network.

“This developed technology is easily implementable due to its relatively simple installation process and online operation, making it more effective and efficient in terms of time and cost,” said Metrik Pradana, initiator of the Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery research from Upstream Innovation PHE.

The technological innovation built through collaboration between institutions and industry partners is an effort to support government programs, particularly in contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This research collaboration reflects point 9 – Infrastructure, Industry, and Innovation, through innovation in meeting the country’s energy needs, as well as point 17 – Partnerships to Achieve Goals, through collaborative efforts to meet the goal of national oil requirements production.

Keywords: Geophysics, Pertamina, PHE, oil, Electrically Enhanced Oil Recovery

Author: Pamungkas Yuliantoro

Photo: UGM Geophysics Research Team.

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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UGM Hosts Technical Guidance on Social Media Management: Encouraging Media Contributors in Focused Content Production and Publication

The speakers deliver content regarding the structure of public relations and media

UGM held a Technical Guidance on Social Media Management on Tuesday, Feb 13th, 2024, at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UGM. The speakers at this event were the UGM Public Relations Team, consisting of Devi Anviana Putri (graphic designer, video editor, and UGM social media admin), Astri Wulandari (media relations and host of UGM podcast), and Gloria Exoudianta Barus (journalist and live manager of UGM Update). The purpose of this event, attended by representatives from the media units, is to encourage contributors and media admins to be more productive and focused in their production and publication activities. Additionally, the event aims to provide insights into the types and uses of social media according to the content needs.

The attendees of the event engaged with content about social media

In opening the event, Dr. Fajar Adi Kusumo, S.Si., M.Si., Vice Dean for Alumni, Cooperation, and Innovation at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, expressed appreciation for the event’s organization. Dr. Fajar also emphasized the urgency of social media management concerning the institution’s image as reflected in social media publications. UGM Public Relations Coordinator, Hestining Kurniastuti, S.S., MBA, stated that this event is a crucial discussion space for sharing experiences in social media management within the UGM environment.

Discussion session regarding social media management

During the discussion session, media representatives from various units shared their challenges in managing social media. “Our media was neglected for 2 years. How can we manage our media effectively?” asked one participant. Another highlighted question during the event was about managing content production systems, coordinating media teams, and formulating good content. The three speakers then guided social media management, such as content mapping and timeline creation. “So, we must prepare materials to be uploaded according to the existing schedule. For example, next month is Ramadan. Now, we should prepare materials to be uploaded during Ramadan,” explained Astri.

The event concluded with a group photo of the UGM media team

This technical guidance has had a positive impact on the media team participants. The expected outcome is to enhance their understanding and mastery of technology and information in reporting within the UGM environment. This reflects the SDGs point 4, which is quality education through information and communication technology skills. Thus, the skills possessed by the media teams in each unit are expected to drive more focused content production, publication, and reporting.

Keywords: social media, competence, technology, information, public relations, media

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto dan Datu Maulana Ahmad

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Visit of SD IT BIAS Yogyakarta to the Department of Physics UGM: Introducing Fun Science Phenomena

Science Experiment at The Basic Physics Laboratory of the Departement of Physics UGM

The Basic Physics Laboratory of the Department of Physics UGM welcomed a visit from students of SD IT BIAS Yogyakarta on February 12, 2024. The purpose of this visit was to foster motivation and aspirations among the students in the field of science. Additionally, the students were encouraged to familiarize themselves with science and its phenomena through enjoyable methods in the laboratory.

A total of 100 students from SD IT BIAS Yogyakarta, comprising students from grades 5 and 6, were divided into two large groups. The first group visited the heat chamber and learned about phenomena closely related to physics. Guided by Dr. Chotimah, M.Sc. and Dr. Eko Sulistya, M.Sc., the students were engaged in presentations and demonstrations of physics experiments such as the coefficient of friction between two objects, the conversion of electrical energy into heat energy, and series of incandescent lamps.

Science Experiment in the Heat Chamber with Dr. Chotimah, M.Sc. and Dr. Eko Sulistya, M.Sc

The second group visited the mechanics chamber to get a closer look at phenomena with elements of geophysics. With enthusiasm, the students listened to a presentation delivered by Dr.rer.nat. Ade Anggraeni, B.Sc., M.Sc., regarding natural phenomena that frequently occur in Yogyakarta such as earthquakes. The students were introduced to instruments designed to capture seismic waves from seismic sources. Dr. Ade demonstrated the monitoring activities of active volcanoes like Mount Merapi using experimental models. Idham Syah Alam, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., introduced physics experiments, such as resonance tubes and lattice experiments.

 

Science Experiment in the Mechanics Chamber with Dr.rer.nat. Ade Anggraeni, B.Sc., M.Sc. and Idham Syah Alam, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

 

In the subsequent session, both groups swapped spaces to ensure they had the same experience of enjoying fun science learning at the Department of Physics UGM. While observing the experimental demonstrations by the lecturers, students were coached to record their outputs in Student Worksheets (LKS) regarding the experiments demonstrated.

The students recorded experiment details on the Student Worksheets (LKS)

The collaborative learning opportunity held at the Basic Physics Laboratory is one form of activity that supports Sustainable Development Goals pillars 4 and 17, concerning quality education and partnerships to achieve goals, as students directly benefit from accessing concrete learning experiences according to their educational stages. In this regard, students can enhance their skills in reading and mathematics. On the other hand, schools have the opportunity to access partnerships to boost students’ motivation for completing their educational journey.

Keywords: Students, TK IT Bias Yogyakarta, science experiment, physics, education

Penulis: Rafida Salma Rahmawati

Foto: Ahmad Fathan, Dina Wardiningsih, Shofi Rahmadini

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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Visit of Prof. Xiao Yongshun from National Tsinghua University to the Department of Physics FMIPA UGM: Prospects for Research and Academic Collaboration

Professor Gede Bayu Suparta presented research at the Image Physics Laboratory to Professor Xiao Yongshun

 

The Department of Physics at FMIPA UGM welcomed a visit from Prof. Xiao Yongshun from the Department of Engineering Physics, National Tsinghua University on Feb 12th, 2024. This visit is part of his series of visits to several institutions in Indonesia such as the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) and UGM. During this visit, Prof. Xiao Yongshun was greeted directly by Prof. Gede Bayu Suparta, Prof. Edi Suharyadi (Chair of the Department), and Prof. Kuwat Triyana (Dean of FMIPA UGM). The agenda included discussions on the potential for research and academic collaboration between the two institutions.

The Department of Physics at FMIPA UGM has a unique focus on research addressing local issues, which is part of the Tri Dharma of higher education. Its research focuses on volcanology and the application of radiation technologies such as digital radiography and CT scans. During the visit, Prof. Xiao Yongshun showed great interest in these unique aspects, which became the main points of discussion. The potential use of muons in volcanology research also drew attention, considering the high activity of Mount Merapi which requires constant monitoring. It is hoped that the utilization of muons in monitoring Mount Merapi’s activity can contribute significantly to understanding the characteristics of its activity and disaster risk mitigation.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics UGM has a close correlation with research in the field of radiography applications at Tsinghua University. Prof. Xiao Yongshun, who specializes in X-ray and neutron imaging research, presented on radiography research at Tsinghua University. He is also a member of the Chinese Society of NDT (Non-Destructive Testing). Tsinghua University has had the NUCTECH company since 1997, which operates in the fields of radiation technology applications, image processing, artificial intelligence, and radiation protection.

A group photo was taken after the presentation of research on radiography applications at Tsinghua University

 

Tsinghua University views UGM as one of the top universities in Indonesia with unique research capabilities. By involving BRIN in research collaboration, the Department of Physics UGM plans to further develop collaboration with Tsinghua University in the field of muon imaging, as well as in CT-Scan and radiography using X-ray radiation generated with LINAC (Linear Accelerator) technology. This collaboration is expected to positively contribute to advancing science and technology, education, student exchange, and expert cooperation between the two countries.

Radiography research by the Department of Physics UGM to address local issues such as health and natural disasters represents SDGs number 3, which is good health and well-being, number 11, which is sustainable cities and communities, and number 17, which is partnerships. This is evident from medical interventions through CT scans as part of essential healthcare services, disaster management, and established cooperation agreements. Thus, the agenda of the visit and the cooperation undertaken have an impact in line with the needs of the SDGs points.

 

  

Keywords: Physics, radiography, healthcare, disaster management, Tsinghua

Author: Chalis Setiyadi

Photos: Kristedjo (BRIN)

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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Supporting the Independent Campus Program, Material Physics at UGM Offers Opportunities for Practical Work, Internships, and Research Internships

In early 2024, the Electron Spin Research Group (Magnetic Material & Nanostructures) under the auspices of the Material Physics and Instrumentation Laboratory at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University (UGM), once again opens opportunities for practical work, internships, and research internships. Practical work and internship opportunities are available for undergraduate students and lecturers, as part of the effort to support the Independent Campus Program. Meanwhile, research internship opportunities are open to prospective postgraduate (Master’s or PhD) students interested in pursuing studies in the field of materials.

Announcement for open recruitment of practical work, internships, and research internships in 2024 by the Electron Spin Research Group at UGM

Students or lecturers interested in joining can participate in research activities and group management according to the research themes offered. The research themes offered by the Electron Spin Research Group this time are quite diverse, including GMR Sensor, Magnetic Hyperthermia, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Dielectric Materials, and Green-synthesis of Nanoparticles.

In addition to gaining research experience with experts in their field, the practical work, internship, and research internship programs provide financial support from several partner institutions. These partner institutions include:

  • Nano-fabrication Consortium, MEXT Nano-project Platform, Japan
  • Research Grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud-Ristek)
  • National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)

Moreover, the Electron Spin Research Group has produced many publications published in reputable journals. The list of publications can be accessed at the link http://ugm.id/espublication. Often, members of the Electron Spin Research Group attend both national and international conferences and frequently receive prestigious awards.

The practical work, internships, and research internship opportunities offered contribute to advancing the fourth pillar of the Sustainable Development Goals, which focuses on promoting quality and inclusive education. Undoubtedly, enhancing the quality of education will facilitate the accomplishment of other SDG objectives and targets.

Keywords: Internship, research, Physics, education

Author: Rafida Salma Rahmawati

Images: Department of Physics

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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C3R Hosts Training and Certification for Data Protection Officers (DPOs) to Meet the Needs of 140,000 Professionals

The Center for Cryptography and Cybersecurity will conduct training and certification for Data Protection Officer (DPO) experts from Feb 26th to Mar 1st, 2024, spanning five days, due to the significant demand. In an era where data breaches are increasingly common, DPOs play a crucial role in safeguarding sensitive information and ensuring compliance with various legal frameworks. As the digital landscape evolves, the demand for skilled DPOs is rising, resulting in a need for specialized training and certification.

The upcoming training and certification program for DPOs represent a significant development in the field of data protection. This program is structured based on SKKNI No. 103 of 2023, addressing the requirements of Law No. 27 of 2022 on Personal Data Protection (PDP) and ISO/IEC 27701 standards. This initiative is not only a response to regulatory demands but also a step towards enhancing skills and professional competence in this critical area. It also supports SDGs point 9 on Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure and point 11 on Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Compliance with Law No. 27 of 2022 on Personal Data Protection and the international standard ISO/IEC 27701 is crucial for organizations handling personal data. The training program is designed to equip DPOs with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate this complex legal and regulatory landscape, ensuring that their organizations remain compliant and secure.

The need for qualified Data Protection Officers is more critical than ever. With over 140,000 professional positions required, this training program is a timely response to market demand. It opens up many career opportunities for individuals looking to specialize in this field.

A Data Protection Officer holds a unique and independent position within an organization, akin to a ‘mini-CEO’. They are responsible for setting data protection strategies and ensuring that organizational data handling practices comply with legal and ethical standards. This autonomy is crucial for effective data governance.

As we delve deeper into the digital era, the role of DPOs becomes increasingly vital. They are the frontline defenders of privacy and data security, facing challenges posed by digital transformation and the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape.

The DPO profession is globally recognized, with standards set at the international level. This recognition underscores the professionalism and expertise required to excel in this role, further emphasizing the importance of formal training and certification. This is what drives the Center for Cryptography and Cybersecurity to organize this training and certification program for DPO experts.


Keywords: cryptography, cybersecurity, data protection officers

Author: Uha Isnaini

Picture: Center for Cryptography and Cybersecurity Researches (C3R) FMIPA UGM

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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