Reference numberRR/69/139
TitleLetter from Max Born, on a paper 'Relativistic equations for elementary particles' by Harish-Chandra to J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society
Date23 March 1947
DescriptionReturns the paper but he isn't satisfied with with the alterations. The footnote says nothing and his remarks are 'rather empty'. He needs to compare his work with other authors on the subject such as Pauli and Fierz. His personal impression is that the author has 'too high an opinion of his own work and contemptuously does not compare it with that of his predecessors'. He may be correct, but the comparison is required for the benefit of the reader.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1948].

Endorsed on recto as received 25 March 1947.
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1948.0005
Related records in the catalogueRR/69/138
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2404Born; Max (1882 - 1970)1882 - 1970
NA1819Harish-Chandra (1923 - 1983)1923 - 1983
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