Adilet Imambekov

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Date of Birth: 1981

Age: 31

Place of birth: Almaty

Citizenship: Kazakhstan


In 2002 he graduated from the Faculty of General and Applied Physics of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. In 2007, a doctorate (PhD) on the theme "Strongly correlated phenomena in ultracold atomic gases" under the direction of Eugene Demlera. After graduate school held a postdoctoral position at Yale University, which was the host Leonid Glazman. From 2009 to the date of death was an assistant professor at Rice University. Major works are devoted to condensed matter physics, atomic physics and optics.

Gibe Adilet was an avid marathon runner, mountaineer and triatlanistom. Its highest point was the second peak Muztagh-Ata (7549m), the second highest mountain north of the Tibetan Plateau in China. July 18, 2012 on the slopes of Khan Tengri, at an altitude of 5300m, Adilet was found dead in his tent.

The circumstances of the death are not entirely clear, but as the probable cause could be altitude sickness. To somehow shed light on the tragedy Adilet family issued a travel diary that he kept during the ascent.

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