Hartree, Douglas R. (Douglas Rayner), 1897-1958

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Hartree was born in Cambridge and educated at Bedales School, 1910-1915. He entered St John's College, Cambridge in 1915 but his course was interrupted by war and he joined the team led by A.V. Hill which was studying anti-aircraft gunnery. He returned to Cambridge after the war, graduating in 1921, Mathematical Tripos Part I, Natural Sciences Tripos (Physics) Part II. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 1926. He was a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, 1924-1927, and Christ's College, Cambridge, 1928-1929. He then moved to Manchester University where he was successively Beyer Professor of Applied Mathematics, 1929-1937, and Professor of Theoretical Physics, 1937-1946, though during the Second World War he was mainly on secondment working on the scientific staff of the Ministry of Supply. In 1946 he returned to Cambridge University as Plummer Professor of Mathematical Physics, a post he held until his death. His principal research interests were atomic structure, propagation of radio waves and numerical analysis and calculating machines. He was elected FRS in 1932.

From the guide to the Papers and correspondence of Douglas Rayner Hartree, 1897-1958, 1932-1950, (Christ's College Library, University of Cambridge)

Douglas Rayner Hartree (1897-1958), scientist, was born on 27 March 1897 in Cambridge, and educated at Bedales School. In 1915 he entered St John's College, Cambridge, but after a year abandoned his studies to work in a team developing the new science of anti-aircraft gunnery. After the First World War he completed his university courses, and was awarded a Ph.D. in 1926. He was elected fellow of St John's (1924-1927) and of Christ's College (1928-1929), before being appointed to the chair of applied mathematics (1929-1937) and of theoretical physics (1937-1945) at the University of Manchester. In 1946 he became Plummer professor of mathematical physics at Cambridge, a chair which he held until his death, and was again a fellow of Christ's. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1932.

From the guide to the Douglas Rayner Hartree: Calculations on Schubaurer's Ellipse, 1930s-1986, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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referencedIn Booth, Andrew Donald. Oral history interview with Andrew Donald Booth, 1976. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Papers and correspondence of Douglas Rayner Hartree, 1897-1958, 1932-1950 Christ's College Library, University of Cambridge
referencedIn Herman Heine Goldstine papers, [ca. 1940s]-1984, Circa [1940s] -1984 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976. Oral history interview with John Clarke Slater, 1970 February 23 and 7. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Papers and correspondence of Henry Albert Howard Boot, 1939-1979 The Institution of Engineering and Technology
referencedIn Boot, Henry Albert Howard, 1917-. Papers, 1939-1979. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn American Physical Society and APS. Joint Committee on the History of Theoretical Physics in the Twentieth Century. Collection, Undated American Philosophical Society
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referencedIn Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976. Papers, 1908-1976. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk), 1898-1950 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-. Oral history interview with Sir Nevill Francis Mott, 1963 May 13. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn John Clarke Slater Papers, 1908-1976 American Philosophical Society
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creatorOf Douglas Rayner Hartree: Calculations on Schubaurer's Ellipse, 1930s-1986 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Douglas Rayner Hartree: Calculations on Schubaurer's Ellipse, 1930s-1986 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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