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Sectional committee: Physics

Both of the papers are remarkable and if they are correct, will be on of the largest single advances in the energy state of atoms. Is unable to state that the first paper is completely right but it will take several years to understand principle fully. The Society should publish the paper.

[Both papers published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1950].

Date received not given.

Reference number
RR/72/42
Earliest possible date
30 October 1949
Physical description
Standardised form (type E)
Page extent
1 page
Format
Manuscript

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William George Penney

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William George Penney, Referee's report by William George Penney, on two papers 'Electronic wave functions - I. A general method of calculation for the stationary states of any molecular system' and 'Electronic wave functions II. A calculation for the ground state of the beryllium atom' by Samuel Francis Boys, 30 October 1949, RR/72/42, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_72_42/referees-report-by-william-george-penney-on-two-papers-electronic-wave-functions-i-a-general-method-of-calculation-for-the-stationary-states-of-any-molecular-system-and-electronic-wave-functions-ii-a-calculation-for-the-ground-state-of-the-beryllium-atom-by-samuel-francis-boys, accessed on 24 June 2024

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