Reference numberRR/66/211
TitleReferee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the photo-ionization of molecules' by B D Nag Chowdhuri and K Basu
Date[April 1939]
DescriptionSectional Committee: Physics

Not recommended for publication in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London'. Finds the calculations too crude to justify the elaborate algebra. Finds the notation difficult and misleading. If the general form of the results are correct, these could be published, but without the rest of the paper as it stands. Provides detailed criticism of the mathematics and methods of the paper. Refers to work of Hans Albrecht Bethe, to whose work the reference should be more specific.

[Not published]

Endorsed on verso as received 6 April 1939.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type E) and letter on paper
Digital imagesView item on Science in the Making
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRR/66/209
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2888Hartree; Douglas Rayner (1897 - 1958); mathematician and theoretical physicist1897 - 1958
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView