# William G. Penney

## Affiliations: | 1967-1991 | Imperial College London, London, England, United Kingdom |

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"William Penney"##### Bio:

(1909 - 1991)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Penney,_Baron_Penney

http://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=18558

In 1944-45 he worked on the USA atomic bomb project at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, New Mexico.

Returning to England he worked on the British atomic bomb project, saw the project through to the test of the first bomb in 1952.

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#### Parents

Sign in to add mentorJohn Lennard-Jones | grad student | 1936 | Cambridge (Physics Tree) | |

(The Theory Of Simple Hydrocarbons) | ||||

John H. van Vleck | post-doc | 1932 | UW Madison (Physics Tree) |

#### Children

Sign in to add traineeJules Charles Gérard Léon Duchesne | research assistant | Imperial College London (Physics Tree) |

#### Publications

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Penney WG. (1937) The electronic structure of some polyenes and aromatic molecules III—Bonds of fractional order by the pair method Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 158: 306-324 |

Sutherland GBBM, Penney WG. (1936) On the Assignment of the Fundamental Vibration Frequencies in O 3 , F 2 O, Cl 2 O, NO, and N 3 {} 1 Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 156: 678-686 |

Penney WG, Sutherland GBBM. (1936) On the relation between the form, force constants, and vibration frequencies of triatomic systems Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 156: 654-678 |

Penney WG. (1934) The Theory of the Stability of the Benzene Ring and Related Compounds Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 146: 223-238 |

Penney WG. (1934) The theory of the structure of ethylene and a note on the structure of ethane Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 144: 166-187 |