Reference numberRR/64/92
TitleSecond referee's report by Nevill Francis Mott, on a paper 'The cascade theory of electronic showers' by Lev Davydovitch Landau and G Rumer
Date[February 1938]
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physics

Recommended for publication in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London'. Still cannot follow the reasoning. Outlines criticism of the mathematics and the reasoning. Depending on the assumptions made, the results are of limited applicability. Refers to work of Homi Jehangir Bhabha and Walter Heinrich Heitler. In his opinion, other work by the author, Lev Davydovitch Landau, is 'brilliant, nearly always right, and nearly always obscure and often incomprehensible. I have no doubt that I have missed some point in the argument; but I think this is the authors' fault'.

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Endorsed on verso as received 8 February 1938.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type E) and letter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1938.0088 Vol.166 1938
Related records in the catalogueRR/64/91
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3218Mott; Sir; Nevill Francis (1905 - 1996)1905 - 1996
NA1840Landau; Lev Davydovitch (1908 - 1968)1908 - 1968
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