Reference numberEC/1946/14
Previous numbersCert XV, 132; A05553
TitlePenney, William George, Baron Penney of East Hendred: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished by his theoretical investigations in the border line regions of mathematics, physics and chemistry. In particular, he has studied the torsional rigidity of single and double bonds and contributed extensively to knowledge of the architecture and force fields of the polyenes and aromatic hydrocarbons. Another series of investigations was concerned with the paramagnetic properties of hydrated crystals of rare earth and iron group elements. These led to valuable new results on the energy spectra of paramagnetic ions. Since 1939 he has successfully carried out important researches for the Admiralty and Ministry of Home Security. A list of publications is appended.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge. S Chapman; R H Fowler; N F Mott; G I Taylor; G Temple; J E Lennard-Jones; G Ingle Finch
Access statusOpen

Penney, William George, Baron Penney of East Hendred: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA2058Penney; William George (1909 - 1991); Baron Penney of East Hendred1909 - 1991
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