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Kanysh Satpayev

Kanysh Satpayev
  • First name
  • Kanysh Satpayev
  • Birthplace
  • Bayanaul District, in Pavlodar Province
  • Deathplace
  • Moscow, buried in Almaty
Kanysh Satpayev is one of the founders of Soviet metallogeny, principal advocate and the first president of Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences.

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.

He died in Moscow, and is buried in Almaty.

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.

Monument in Kanysh Satpayev's honor in front of Kazakh National Technical University which was named after him

Satpayev city in Karagandy Province is named after him, as well as the water channel Irtysh-Karaganda, 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.

Information was taken from the site wikipedia