Dr Laksana Tri Handoko is the Chairman of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) since 2018. He was born in Malang, May 7, 1968. In 1993, he graduated from the University of Kumamoto Japan for his bachelor degree in Physics. Subsequently, from 1993 to 1998, he continued his Master program and Doctoral program in the field of particle physics theory or high energy physics at the Hiroshima University, Japan. Ever since, Handoko has been continuously advancing research in theoretical physics in Indonesia and awarded some prestigious awards for being an excellent physical theory researcher.