# Record

Authorised form of name | Hartree; Douglas Rayner (1897 - 1958); mathematician and theoretical physicist |

Dates | 1897 - 1958 |

Nationality | British |

Place of birth | Cambridge, England |

Date of birth | 27 March 1897 |

Place of death | Cambridge |

Date of death | 12/02/1958 |

Research field | Applied mathematics |

Theoretical physics | |

Activity | 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) |

Membership category | Fellow |

Date of election | 05/05/1932 |

Sources | Sources: 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 code | NA2888 |

Archives associated with this Fellow

Reference number | Title | Date |

PB/4/8/53/6 | Correspondence with Douglas Hartree re Manchester University | 1942 |

PB/1/33/1/4 | Nobel Prize | 1948 |

IM/001973 | Hartree, Douglas Rayner | nd |

RR/47/93 | Referee'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 Black | October 1932 |

RR/61/45 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Wave functions and permeabilities for a new type of potential barrier' by R P Bell | February 1937 |

RR/54/93 | Referee'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 Murti | March 1934 |

RR/52/149 | 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 Zener | February 1934 |

RR/52/150 | Second 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 Zener | March 1934 |

RR/41/62 | Referee's report by Douglas Raynar Hartree, on a paper 'The interaction of inert gases' by Max Ludwig Henning Delbruck | August 1930 |

RR/46/71 | Referee'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/54/92 | Referee'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 Murti | March 1934 |

RR/48/10 | Referee'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/48/9 | Referee'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/58/84 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The energy levels of some light nuclei' by A N May and R Vaidyanathan | March 1936 |

RR/54/78 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Statistical error in counting experiments' by R Peierls | December 1934 |

RR/54/39 | Referee'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 Mohr | June 1935 |

RR/55/90 | Second 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 Childs | 5 October 1935 |

RR/51/92 | Referee'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/53/18 | Referee'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/53/5 | Referee'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/70/34 | Referee'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 Britten | 1947 |

RR/70/136 | Referee'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 Hartree | 1947 |

RR/53/106 | Referee'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/56/10 | Referee'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/55/24 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The application of the magento ionic theory to the ionosphere' by H G Booker | March 1935 |

RR/53/142 | Referee'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/56/6 | Referee'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/55/83 | Third referee's report by Edward Arthur Milne, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A Porter | October 1935 |

RR/55/78 | Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A Porter | 6 December 1935 |

RR/56/11 | Referee'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/56/47 | Referee'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/55/80 | Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A Porter | October 1935 |

RR/57/25 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The electrical resistance of bismuth alloys' by N Thompson | [December 1935] |

RR/58/4 | Referee's report by John Edward Lennard-Jones, on a paper 'Self-consistent field, with exchange, for Cl-' by Douglas Rayner Hartree and W Hartree | April 1936 |

RR/58/3 | Referee's report by Ralph Howard Fowler, on a paper 'Self-consistent field, with exchange, for Cu+' by Douglas Rayner Hartree and W Hartree | July 1936 |

RR/57/111 | Referee'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/60/54 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The structure of liquid hydrogen peroxide' by John Turton Randall | 1936 |

RR/64/46 | Referee'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/60/23 | Referee'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 Porter | September 1936 |

RR/59/70 | Second 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/59/69 | Referee'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/62/37 | Referee'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/70/72 | Memorandum 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/64/47 | Referee'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/70/70 | Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'The laminar boundary layer in compressible flow' by W F Cope and Douglas Rayner Hartree | 1947 |

RR/65/120 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Diffusion in absorbing media' by P S H Henry | November 1938 |

RR/65/121 | Second referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Diffusion in absorbing media' by P S H Henry | 27 January 1939 |

RR/70/103 | Letter from Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the calculation of surface tension from measurements of pendant drops' by S Fordham | 21 February 1948 |

RR/66/270 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The energy levels of a rotating vibrator' by I Sandeman | 6 May 1939 |

RR/66/211 | Referee'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/67/15 | Referee'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/68/8 | Referee'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/69/33 | Referee'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 Booth | 1945 |

RR/69/16 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The quantal calculation of the photo-ionization cross-section of atomic potassium' by David Robert Bates | March 1946 |

RR/69/36 | Referee'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 Booth | November 1946 |

RR/69/35 | Referee'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 Booth | 1946 |

RR/69/71 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'An integral-equation method of solving plane diffraction problems' by E T Copson | 1945 |

RR/70/144 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'Concerning the effect of compressibility on laminar boundary layers and their separation' by Leslie Howarth | 1947 |

RR/70/71 | Referee's report by Louis Rosenhead, on a paper 'The laminar boundary layer in compressible flow' by W F Cope and Douglas Rayner Hartree | 7 July 1947 |

RR/68/431 | Letter from Douglas Rayner Hartree, regarding a paper 'The normal vibrations of bridge X2 Y6 molecules' by Ronald Percy Bell and Hugh Christopher Longuet-Higgins | 13 May 1944 |

RR/69/270 | Referee'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 White | 1946 |

RR/70/75 | Letter 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 Society | 14 April 1971 |

RR/68/432 | Referee'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-Higgins | nd [1944] |

RR/68/458 | Referee'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/70/74 | Letter 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 Corportation | 6 April 1971 |

RR/70/104 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the calculation of surface tension from measurements of pendant drops' by S Fordham | 1947 |

RR/72/18 | Memorandum 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 Hartree | 25 November 1949 |

RR/72/162 | Referee'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/72/251 | Memorandum 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 Hartree | 9 December 1949 |

RR/43/53 | Referee'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 Hartree | February 1931 |

RR/55/89 | 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 Childs | August 1935 |

EC/1932/08 | Hartree, Douglas Rayner: certificate of election to the Royal Society | |

RR/54/40 | Referee'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 Burhop | October 1935 |

RR/46/9 | 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 King | [July 1932] |

RR/49/131 | Referee'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/55/81 | Referee's report by Edward Arthur Milne, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A Porter | August 1935 |

RR/60/41 | Referee'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 Sutherland | May 1936 |

RR/65/115 | Referee'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 Swirles | 24 January 1938 |

RR/71/32 | Referee'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/70/73 | Letter 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 Society | 5 April 1971 |

RR/46/10 | Second 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 King | 28 December 1932 |

RR/49/115 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On the magnetic ionic theory of radio transmission' by Thomas Lydwell Eckersley | [May 1933] |

RR/55/79 | Referee's report by Charles Galton Darwin, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A Porter | October 1935 |

RR/55/82 | Second referee's report by Edward Arthur Milne, on a paper 'Time-lag in a control system' by A Callender, Douglas Rayner Hartree and A Porter | 18 August 1935 |

RR/64/64 | Referee'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] |

RR/46/12 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'On periodic and transient electromagnetic waves in imperfectly conducting media' by Louis Vessot King | 3 January 1933 |

RR/64/111 | Referee'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/66/20 | Referee's report by Douglas Rayner Hartree, on a paper 'The replusive forces between isotopic molecules' by Ronald Percy Bell | [August 1939] |

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