Douglas Rayner Hartree, 1897-1958

  title={Douglas Rayner Hartree, 1897-1958},
  author={C. Darwin},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={102 - 116}
  • C. Darwin
  • Published 1958
  • Medicine
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Douglas Rayner Hartree was born in Cambridge on 27 March 1897, and he died also in Cambridge on 12 February 1958. His genealogy furnishes an admirable illustration of the principle of heredity in ability, for he could claim to inherit many of his gifts and his scientific tastes from one or other of his parents. His father, who was a grandson of the famous Samuel Smiles, was for many years on the teaching staff of the Engineering Laboratory at Cambridge. He had retired from these duties in 1913… Expand
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