In May, our guest speaker was one of the most respected scientists in Mongolia, theoretical physicist Dr. Khavtgai Namsrai.
Born in Tsagaankhairkhan Soum of Zavkhan Aimag in 1943, Dr. Namsrai graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. He has worked in the fields of mathematics and physics for 46 years. Kh.Namsrai is the author of many books and scientific articles that have established a new direction in the approach to integral and differential calculus. Dr. Namsrai is a positive example and role model for many young Mongolian scientists and scholars. During his illustrious career spanning nearly five decades, he has contributed to the development of the modern scientific foundation of the country. His leadership in science includes dozens of publications in internationally respected, peer-reviewed journals, and numerous invitations to speak at scientific conferences and events. He has mentored future generations of Mongolian scientists by serving as an advisor to many PhD and Master’s degree students. In addition, he is the first Mongolian scientist to be elected as a Member of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Dr. Namsrai is a well-known figure among his colleagues in some of the world’s most prestigious scientific organizations including the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, European Nuclear Research Center (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy.
The Distinguished Speaker Series is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Alumni Office. The series aims to nurture alumni through engagement on issues such as democracy, human rights, business and corporate social responsibility, and health and the environment.