Reference numberRR/65/118
TitleReferee's report by Paytrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'Showers produced by the penetrating cosmic radiation' by W Heitler
Date21 March 1938
DescriptionSectional committee: Physics

Feels he is not competent enough to report on the paper. Makes some comments on the parts he understands. If the opinions of Dirac and Peierls are favourable the paper should be published. He doesn't like the formulation of the theory, but this is due to his bias against elaborate mathematical theories that ignore relevant facts. A theory like this requires a more thorough discussion of the physical principles.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1938].

Endorsed on verso as received 23 March 1938.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type E) and letter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1938.0108
Related records in the catalogueRR/65/117
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8131Blackett; Patrick Maynard Stuart (1897 - 1974); Baron Blackett of Chelsea; nuclear physicist1897 - 1974
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