Record

Authorised form of nameHartree; Douglas Rayner (1897 - 1958); mathematician and theoretical physicist
SurnameHartree
ForenamesDouglas Rayner
Dates1897 - 1958
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Cambridge, England (27 March 1897)
Death:
Cambridge (12 February 1958)
ActivityResearch Field:
Applied mathematics, theoretical physics
Education:
MA, PhD (Camb)
Career:
Beyer Professor of Applied Mathematics in the University of Manchester; ex-Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and of Christ's College, Cambridge; John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Mathematical Physics, Cambridge (1946-1958)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
5/05/1932
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 45/9/76. Papers deposited in Christ's College Archives, Cambridge
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1958 vol 4 pp 103-116, plate, by C G Darwin
Royal Society codeNA2888
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
PB/4/8/53/6Correspondence with Douglas Hartree re Manchester University 1942
PB/1/33/1/4Nobel Prize1948
IM/001973Hartree, Douglas Raynernd
RR/47/93Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'A theoretical investigation of the oxygen atom in various states of ionisation' by Douglas Rayner Hartree and M M BlackOctober 1932
RR/54/93Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Investigations on the spectrum of selenium. IV.-Se I and Se VII' by K Rangadhama Rao and S G K MurtiMarch 1934
RR/52/149Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Reflection of electrons in a constant electric field with application to dialetic breakdown' by Clarence ZenerFebruary 1934
RR/52/150Second referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Reflection of electrons in a constant electric field with application to dialetic breakdown' by Clarence ZenerMarch 1934
RR/41/62Referee's report by Douglas Raynar Hartree, on a paper 'The interaction of inert gases' by Max Ludwig Henning DelbruckAugust 1930
RR/46/71Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The resonance spectrum of hydrogen' by K Rangadhama Rao and J S Badami[July 1932]
RR/54/92Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Investigations on the spectrum of selenium. III.—Extension of Se III' by K Rangadhama Rao and S G K MurtiMarch 1934
RR/46/12Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On periodic and transient electromagnetic waves in imperfectly conducting media' by Louis Vessot King3 January 1933
RR/48/10Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'Results of calculations of atomic wave functions. II.—Results for K+ and Cs+' by Douglas Rayner Hartree[November 1933]
RR/48/9Referee's report by Hector Munro Macdonald, on a paper 'Results of calculations of atomic wave functions. I.—Survey, and self-consistent fields for Cl- and Cu+' by Douglas Rayner Hartree[May 1933]
RR/54/78Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Statistical error in counting experiments' by R PeierlsDecember 1934
RR/51/92Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The coefficients of absorption and opacity of a partially degenerate gas' by Bertha Swirles[April 1933]
RR/53/18Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On some electron properties of tellurium and Wilson's mechanism of semi-conductivity' by C Hawley Cartwright and M Haberfeld-Schwarz[November 1934]
RR/55/90Second referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The structure of the near infra-red bands of methane I-General survey, and a new band at 11,050 a' by W H J Childs5 October 1935
RR/54/39Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The interaction of light nuclei II-The binding energies of the nuclei H13 and He23' by H S W Massey and C B O MohrJune 1935
RR/53/5Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the effect of dispersion on the atomic scattering factor for copper' by G W Brindley and F W Spiers[November 1934]
RR/56/10Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'Self-consistent field, with exchange, for beryllium' by Douglas Rayner Hartree and W Hartree[March 1935]
RR/55/24Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The application of the magento ionic theory to the ionosphere' by H G BookerMarch 1935
RR/53/106Referee's report by Hector Munro Macdonald, on a paper 'Results of calculations of atomic wave functions III—results for Be, Ca and Hg' by Douglas Rayner Hartree and W Hartree[January 1935]
RR/58/84Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The energy levels of some light nuclei' by A N May and R VaidyanathanMarch 1936
RR/53/142Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The internal conversion of Y-rays with the production of electrons and positrons' by John Conrad Jaeger and H R Hulme[November 1934]
RR/70/34Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The accuracy of atomic co-ordinates derived from Fourier series in X-ray crystallography' by A D Booth and K H V Britten1947
RR/56/6Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'Results of Calculations of Atomic Wave Functions. IV. Results for F$^{-}$, Al$^{+3}$, and Rb$^{+}$' by Douglas Rayner Hartree[May 1935]
RR/56/11Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'Self-consistent field, with exchange, for beryllium - II—The (2s) (2p) 3P and 1P excited states' by Douglas Rayner Hartree and W Hartree[January 1936]
RR/55/83Third referee's report by Edward Arthur Milne, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A PorterOctober 1935
RR/56/47Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the production of pairs by a beam of Y-rays' by J C Jasper and H R Hulme[August 1935]
RR/61/45Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Wave functions and permeabilities for a new type of potential barrier' by R P BellFebruary 1937
RR/55/78Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A Porter6 December 1935
RR/55/80Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A PorterOctober 1935
RR/57/25Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The electrical resistance of bismuth alloys' by N Thompson[December 1935]
RR/58/3Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'Self-consistent field, with exchange, for Cu+' by Douglas Rayner Hartree and W HartreeJuly 1936
RR/57/111Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Oblique propagation of electromagnetic waves in a slowly-varying non-isotropic medium' by H G Booker[February 1936]
RR/58/4Referee's report by John Edward Lennard-Jones, on a paper 'Self-consistent field, with exchange, for Cl-' by Douglas Rayner Hartree and W HartreeApril 1936
RR/60/54Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The structure of liquid hydrogen peroxide' by John Turton Randall1936
RR/60/23Referee's report by Alexander Russell, on a paper 'The effect of space-charge on the secondary current in a triode' by D M Myers, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A PorterSeptember 1936
RR/59/70Second referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The diffraction of electrons by graphite' by George Ingle Finch and H Wilman[March 1936]
RR/59/69Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The diffraction of electrons by graphite' by George Ingle Finch and H Wilman[February 1936]
RR/62/37Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the assignment of the fundamental vibration frequencies in O3, F2O, Cl2O, NO, and N3-' by Gordon Brims Black McIvor Sutherland and William George Penney[May 1936]
RR/64/46Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system—II' by Douglas Rayner Hartree, A Porter, A Callender and A B Stevenson[May 1937]
RR/64/47Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'A method for the numerical or mechanical solution of certain types of partial differential equations' by Douglas Rayner Hartree and J R Womersley[April 1937]
RR/64/111Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The computation of Fermi-Dirac functions' by J McDougall and Edmund Clifton Stoner[July 1937]
RR/66/20Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The replusive forces between isotopic molecules' by Ronald Percy Bell[August 1939]
RR/70/70Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'The laminar boundary layer in compressible flow' by W F Cope and Douglas Rayner Hartree1947
RR/65/120Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Diffusion in absorbing media' by P S H HenryNovember 1938
RR/65/121Second referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Diffusion in absorbing media' by P S H Henry27 January 1939
RR/66/270Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The energy levels of a rotating vibrator' by I Sandeman6 May 1939
RR/66/211Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the photo-ionization of molecules' by B D Nag Chowdhuri and K Basu[April 1939]
RR/67/15Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Exchange effects in the theory of the continuous absorption of light' by David Robert Bates and Harrie Stewart Wilson Massey September 1940
RR/68/8Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The negative ions of atomic and molecular oxygen' by David Robert Bates and Harrie Stewart Wilson Massey[1941]
RR/70/72Memorandum from [W G E], on a paper 'The laminar boundary layer in compressible flow' by W F Cope and Douglas Rayner Hartree to [L T]6 April 1947
RR/69/33Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The accuracy of atomic co-ordinates derived from Fourier series in X-ray structure analysis' by A D Booth1945
RR/69/16Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The quantal calculation of the photo-ionization cross-section of atomic potassium' by David Robert BatesMarch 1946
RR/69/35Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The accuracy of atomic co-ordinates derived from Fourier series in X-ray structure analysis. III' by A D Booth1946
RR/69/36Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The accuracy of atomic co-ordinates derived from Fourier series in X-ray structure analysis IV. The two-dimensional projection of oxalic acid' by A D BoothNovember 1946
RR/70/103Letter from Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the calculation of surface tension from measurements of pendant drops' by S Fordham21 February 1948
RR/69/71Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'An integral-equation method of solving plane diffraction problems' by E T Copson1945
RR/70/136Referee's report by Harrie Stewart Wilson Massey, on a paper 'Self-consistent field, with exchange, for nitrogen and sodium' by Douglas Rayner Hartree and W Hartree1947
RR/70/144Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Concerning the effect of compressibility on laminar boundary layers and their separation' by Leslie Howarth1947
RR/69/270Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The accuracy of bond-length estimations obtained by double Fourier series methods from X-ray data' by John Monteath Robertson and John Graham White1946
RR/70/75Letter from P A Michaels, Sperry Rand Corportation on a paper 'The laminar boundary layer in compressible flow' by W F Cope and Douglas Rayner Hartree to the Publications Secretary of the Royal Society14 April 1971
RR/68/431Letter from Douglas Rayner Hartree, regarding a paper 'The normal vibrations of bridge X2 Y6 molecules' by Ronald Percy Bell and Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higgins13 May 1944
RR/68/432Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The normal vibrations of bridge X2 Y6 molecules' by Ronald Percy Bell and Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higginsnd [1944]
RR/68/458Referee's report by Sydney Goldstein, on a paper 'The calculation of variable heat flow in solids' by N R Eyres, Douglas Rayner Hartree, J Ingham, R Jackson, R J Sarjant and J B Wagstaff[1944]
RR/70/71Referee's report by Louis Rosenhead, on a paper 'The laminar boundary layer in compressible flow' by W F Cope and Douglas Rayner Hartree7 July 1947
RR/70/74Letter from the Executive Secretary of the Royal Society on a paper 'The laminar boundary layer in compressible flow' by W F Cope and Douglas Rayner Hartree to P A Michaels, Sperry Rand Corportation6 April 1971
RR/70/104Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the calculation of surface tension from measurements of pendant drops' by S Fordham1947
RR/72/18Memorandum from D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on a paper 'On the spontaneous magnetic field in a conducting liquid in turbulent motion' by George Keith Batchelor to Douglas Rayner Hartree25 November 1949
RR/72/162Referee's report by Douglas Ranyer Hartree, on a paper on a paper 'Theoretical studies in nuclear structure I. Enumeration and classification of the states arising from the filling of the nuclear d-shell' by H A Jahn 1949
RR/72/251Memorandum from D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on a paper 'The instability of liquid surfaces when accelerated in a direction perpendicular to their planes. I' by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor to Douglad Rayner Hartree9 December 1949
RR/43/53Referee's report by Charles Galton Darwin, on a paper 'Optical and equivalent paths in a stratified medium, treated from a wave standpoint' by Douglas Raynar HartreeFebruary 1931
RR/55/89Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The structure of the near infra-red bands of methane I-General survey, and a new band at 11,050 a' by W H J ChildsAugust 1935
EC/1932/08Hartree, Douglas Rayner: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/46/9Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On new singular solutions of Maxwell's equations and their application to the calculation of antennae radiation fields' by Louis Vessot King[July 1932]
RR/49/131Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the Hertzian impact of an elastic hammer on a damped pianoforte string' by M Ghosh[April 1933]
RR/54/40Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The relativistic theory of the auger effect' by H S W Massey and Eric Henry Stonely BurhopOctober 1935
RR/55/81Referee's report by Edward Arthur Milne, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A PorterAugust 1935
RR/60/41Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the relation between the form, force constants, and vibration frequencies of triatomic systems' by William George Penney and Gordon Brims Black Mcivor SutherlandMay 1936
RR/65/115Referee's report by John Edward Lennard-Jones, on a paper 'Self-consistent field, including exchange and superposition of configurations, with some results for oxygen' by Douglas Rayner Hartree, W Hartree and Bertha Swirles24 January 1938
RR/70/73Letter from P A Michaels, Sperry Rand Corportation on a paper 'The laminar boundary layer in compressible flow' by W F Cope and Douglas Rayner Hartree to the Publications Secretary of the Royal Society5 April 1971
RR/71/32Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The calculation of the absolute strengths of spectral lines' by David Robert Bates and Agnete Damgaard[1948]
RR/46/10Second referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On new singular solutions of Maxwell's equations and their application to the calculation of antennae radiation fields' by Louis Vessot King28 December 1932
RR/49/115Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the magnetic ionic theory of radio transmission' by Thomas Lydwell Eckersley[May 1933]
RR/55/79Referee's report by Charles Galton Darwin, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A PorterOctober 1935
RR/55/82Second referee's report by Edward Arthur Milne, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A Porter18 August 1935
RR/64/64Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Stability of polyatomic molecules in degenerate electronic states - I—Orbital degeneracy' by H A Jahn and E Teller[March 1937]
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