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									Robert Huber and Solar Cell

Her voice low. But the soft sound of the hundreds of students listened respectfully. He is Robert Huber,
Nobel Chemistry laureates 1988. In which he has reached 74 years, he still did not stop researching.

"Until now I still do some research with small groups. Especially with the students, "said Robert after
giving a lecture entitled 'Road To Nobel Prize' in Building BPPT, Jl MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta, Thursday
(08/04/2011).

Three days he was invited ITB Alumni Association to provide public lectures to students and high school
students in Jakarta and Bandung. This gray-haired man who had criticized the title of general dipampang
lecture in front of the pulpit committee.

"Actually the title is less precise. I'm just doing research. Never really thought about the Nobel, "said the
man born in Munich, Germany.

Rubert is the first son of a modest family. His father was a bank teller and her mother a housekeeper.

He passed his childhood in an atmosphere of war. At that time there were no primary schools. The first
school that he follow the Latin and Greek language school. Nine years he spent in school with math,
physics and chemistry are minimal.

"Yet somehow when my mother invited a trip to the bookstore I was always interested in buying a book
of chemistry," says Robert.

That's when he began to cultivate the science of chemistry. Until finally he took courses in chemistry at
Technishce Hocshcule in Munich in 1956. Armed with a scholarship, he graduated four years later.

Together with his colleagues, in the early 1980s, Robert began a study of the role of proteins in
excitation energy and electron transfer. This research, says Robert, do not go smoothly.

But he did not despair. Research continued and successful run. In 1988, along with his colleague Johann
Deisenhofer and Michel Hartmu, he was rewarded a Nobel prize. When receiving the Nobel that he
delivered a paper entitled 'A Structural Basis of Light Energy and Electron Transfer in Biology'.

Now he was invited to Indonesia to share experiences to young scholars. Robert said Indonesia has
abundant natural resources and it must be used with the application of technology through research.

"Your country is rich in the sun. But I did not see the houses here use solar cells to power needs, "he
said.

With the technology resulting from research, says Robert, Indonesia will be able to answer the problems
faced such as energy and food crises. The lack of research facilities and infrastructure in Indonesia is
recognized Robert as one of the factors. But according to him it is not the most dominant factor.

"The key is in your hands. Decide what area you want to learn. Instantly you find it, learn as much as you
can, "said the man who likes this ride.

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