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Kanysh Satpayev

 

Kanysh Satpayev

Kanysh Imantayuli Satpayev (Kazakh: Қаныш Имантайұлы Сәтбаев; Russian: Каны́ш Иманта́евич Сатпа́ев) (April 11, 1899 — January 31, 1964) is one of the founders of Soviet metallogeny, principal advocate and the first president of Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences.

Biography

Satpayev was born in what is today Bayanaul District, in Pavlodar Province. Satpayev's interest in geology was sparked in childhood by Tomsk geologist Mikhail Usov. In 1921, he got admitted to Tomsk Technological Institute (now Tomsk Polytechnic University). After completing his studies in 1926, Satpayev returned to Kazakhstan and became the first qualified Kazakh mining engineer and geologist.[1]

He died in Moscow, and is buried in Almaty.

Legacy

Kanysh Satpayev left after himself more than 640 scientific publications. He created Institute of Geology which became the center of studies of Kazakhstan mineral resources.


Satpayev city in Karagandy Province is named after him, as well as the Kanysh Satpayev Canal (Irtysh–Karaganda Canal), mineral Satpayevite (6Al (OH)3×3v (O2OH)×2v {O (OH)2}), Kazakh National Technical University and numerous streets and schools in Kazakhstan. One of the main-belt asteroids (2402 Satpayev (1979 OR13)) was named after Satpayev.[1]

References

External links

  • Kanysh Satpayev Memorial Museum
  • Biography of Kanysh Satpayev in Russian
Preceded by
Dinmukhamed Konayev
President Kazakh Academy of Sciences
1955 — 1964
Succeeded by
Shafik Chokin
Preceded by
First president
President Kazakh Academy of Sciences
1946 — 1952
Succeeded by
Dinmukhamed Konayev

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