Perhaps many who know who JOHNY SETIAWAN …. Astronomers from Indonesia who works at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), Germany. Together with his team, Johny Setiawan, found 10 planets in the solar Hydrae. What makes proud, he is the only non-German scientist (aka citizen), and there as chairman of the project team.

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Here are short profiles that are specifically taken from his biographical data in the MPIA and other sumber2
 In Germany, Dr. rer nat Johny Setiawan very easily recognizable. Citizen who has lived 17 years in Germany was always shaved, shorts, and shirts without sleeves. Flip-flops are also always accompany step. In fact, the profession and accomplishments not kidding, that is an astronomer and inventor of more than ten new planets. Johny Setiawan formal wear if there is any official event. Once the event is finished, he immediately dressed with suit flagship.

Although 17 years have migrated to Germany, Johnny is still fluent in Indonesia. Not only that.Men born in Jakarta August 16, 1974 (35 years) are admitted in addition to the Indonesian language, he has mastered four languages ​​fluently, namely English, Spanish, French, and German. His childhood was spent in Jakarta, more precisely in the area bintaro.

Johnny graduated from S-1 and S-3 was in Freiburg, Germany. Presentation of lecturers who draw a complete facilities for making Johnny maniac with all things related to astronomy.Because of that, he was recorded as the youngest graduate at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat, Freiburg, Germany. At the same university, Johnny earned his S-3 and a postdoctoral scientist in the Department of the Planet and Star Formation of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA).

Johny early interest in astronomy and astronomers aspiring to be is when his father began to frequently take him to the roof of the house to see the stars each evening. “It was in Jakarta can still see the stars every night because the sky is still clean, not like now,” he explained.Habit is what aroused his interest in astronomy. “At that time my father used to tell strange things about the stars. He also gave strange names too. After I was grown up, I just know that what my father had spoken all wrong, ”

(But salute as his father …)

Although professional astronomers crave, Johnny admitted since it is not too small like a physics lesson that became an important element in these sciences. According to him, a lot of questions in the physics of strange and less likely to need. At that time he actually prefers the lessons of history. He loved to memorize the royal histories and years of standing as well as the collapse of the empire, “he said.

Her findings

Since observing the stars in the universe, he has found more than 10 planets. Five of them already published, while others in the research stage. The planets are among the planet named HD 47536c, HD 110014b, and HD 110014c, will be published next year in the journal of astronomy.

However, of the many findings, the most memorable is the planet TW Hydrae b The reason is, it’s the only planet findings that do not use numbers as the others. The planet is the planet’s youngest beliay find. This planet is also in the controversy because there are still many who do not believe that proving the existence of the planet’s indirectly.

In addition, the discovery ekstrasolarnya planets (planets outside our solar system) published in the magazine Nature on January 4, 2008.
Previously a team of astronomers from the MPIA diketuainya managed to find the youngest extrasolar systems plus the radial velocity variation method.

Spoiler for star TW Hydrae:

The findings of young stars and pleanetnya become so important. Why? Because from there we can know the beginnings of the solar system and the formation of planets revolving around it. Search for planets in young star is important because it can not be separated from the problem of stellar activity, because the star at a young age remains unstable surface.

The discovery of TW Hydra b it gives a fresh breeze and the first evidence in the theory of planet formation. If it is based on statistical studies, the lifetime of the disk interstellar average of about 10-30 million years. This shows, if the maximum time available for planet formation only to 30 million years. Thus the TW Hydra b formed in a very short time only in the range of 80-10 million years.

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As scientists are in the field of astronomy, he is also active in the publication of scientific journals. Data has been recorded from more than 30 journals that have made him.