The Department of " General physics " was organized in 1934 from the first day of the foundation of the Kazakh Mining and Metallurgical Institute. Honored Worker of Science of the Kazakh SSR, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, prof. L. Gulnitsky, who became the head of the department in 1945, was engaged in research and development of equipment in the field of actinometry. In 1971, along with the Department of General Physics, the Department of Applied Physics was organized, the head of which was the Honored Scientist of the Kazakh SSR, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor. T.H. Chormonov. On his initiative, experimental work on growing single and polycrystals from ferromagnetic alloys in an ultrasonic field was further developed. Since 1991, the Department of Applied Physics headed by D.Sc., prof. L.M.Dautov, whose scientific research is devoted to the theory of high-temperature superconductivity. Since 1993, the Head of the Department of Applied Physics has become Dr. of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, the owner of the grant 2010 “The best teacher of the university” B.M. Iskakov. Scientific research prof. B.M. Iskakov is associated with the area of math. modeling of the processes of accumulation of radiation point defects in metals when exposed to radiation. In 1995, the Department of Applied Physics was merged with the Department of General Physics. In 1997 the united department was headed by prof. T.B. Begimov. Research work of prof. T.B. Begimov is associated with studies of the physical and mechanical properties of intermetallic compounds. Since 2003, the Department of General and Theoretical Physics of KazNTU was headed by Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, the owner of grants "The best teacher of the university" 2006, 2007. S.E. Kumekov. Research work of Professor S.E. Kumekov associated with the study of heterostructures based on oxide semiconductors, the optical orientation of the electron spins in two-dimensional semiconductor structures.
Great contribution to the development of the department of General and Theoretical Physics was made by the veterans of the department: V.M.Podkladnev, M.G.Karimov, M.S.Kushpanov, A.A.Alpysbaeva, M.Kh.Nigmatov, E.P.Polatbekov, K.A.Uteulina, A.G.Kamysheva, S.K.Kussainov, L.B.Suleeva, N.B.Shambulov, L.M.Polyakova, E.P.Polatbekov, G.V.Mironenko, R.K.Musagaliyeva, G.A.Balgozhina, E.M.Goltseva, A.A.Spitsyn, A.A.Abdikasova, Sh.V.Niyazova, M.Sh. Ismagulova, M.A.Mukhamedgalieva, G.Y.Bedelbaeva, A.Zh. Turmukhambetov, E.T.Turmukhambetova, T.Zh.Kunakbaev, Z.I.Polatbekova, A.T. Mustafin, Kh.R. Mailina, A.Sh.Irkegulov and many others.
The goals of the department in the context of the goals of the Institute
The main goal of the Department of General Physics, as well as the Institute of Basic Education, is the organization and implementation of the educational process, research activities, innovative work that meets modern requirements for the training of highly qualified and competitive personnel.
The mission of the Department of General Physics is to fulfill the main task of the university - to ensure the training of a new competitive generation of technical specialists for the innovative economy of Kazakhstan.
Tasks of the department:
- development of university-industry cooperation and partnerships with scientific organizations, schools, gymnasiums and colleges;
- continuous professional development of teachers and staff through the development of additional educational and training programs.
- ensuring the quality of educational services that meet modern consumer requirements through the continuous introduction of modern innovative learning technologies.
- improvement of the teaching and methodological activities of the teaching staff of the department, integration of education, science and production.
The research work of the department is carried out in accordance with the research plan of the K.I. Satpayev KazNITU University and the research plan of the department. Work in scientific areas requires employees to increase the effectiveness of their research, taking into account their innovative orientation and practical significance.
The teaching staff of the department is a highly qualified, professional team with various scientific fields, most of the teachers have extensive work experience at the university.