# Rudolf Ernst Peierls, Ph.D.

## Affiliations: | 1937-1963 | University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom | |

1963-1974 | University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom |

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https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbm.2007.0003##### Google:

"Rudolf Ernst Peierls"##### Bio:

(1907 - 1995)

Mathematics Genealogy incorrectly mentions Werner Heisenberg as one of Peierls' PhD advisors. In fact, Peierls' prepared his dissertation under Wolfgang Pauli in Zürich, but since he was not allowed to have his PhD defense there he submitted his dissertation to the University of Leipzig, where he defended his thesis under Friedrich Hund and Peter Debye. In his dissertation Peierls explicitly mentions Pauli, Hund and Debye; Heisenberg is not mentioned in the acknowledgement.

Kant, Horst, * Peierls, Sir Rudolf* in: Neue Deutsche Biographie 20 (2001), S. 160 f. [Onlinefassung]

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## Mean distance: 9.34 (cluster 12) | S | N | B | C | P |

#### Parents

Sign in to add mentorArnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld | research assistant | 1926-1928 | Universität München | |

Werner Heisenberg | research assistant | 1928-1929 | Universität Leipzig | |

Peter J. W. Debye | grad student | 1929 | Universität Leipzig | |

Friedrich Hermann Hund | grad student | 1929 | Universität Leipzig | |

(Zur kinetischen Theorie der Wärmeleitung in Kristallen.) | ||||

Wolfgang Ernst Pauli | post-doc | 1929-1932 | ETH Zürich |

#### Children

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Sign in to add collaboratorOtto Robert Frisch | collaborator | 1940 | University of Birmingham |

#### Publications

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Frisch OR, Peierls RE. (2013) Keeper file seeing a super-bomb Air Force Magazine. 96: 55 |

Peierls RE. (1980) Recollections of early solid state physics Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 371: 28-38 |

Atalay B, Mann A, Peierls RE. (1973) Perturbation theory for projected states II. Convergence criteria and a soluble model Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 335: 251-266 |

Peierls RE. (1973) Perturbation theory for projected states Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 333: 157-170 |

Brown GE, Peierls RE, Woodward JB. (1954) The Coherent Scattering of $\gamma $-rays by K Electrons in Heavy Atoms. I. Method Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 227: 51-58 |

Peierls RE. (1952) The Commutation Laws of Relativistic Field Theory Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 214: 143-157 |

FERRETTI B, PEIERLS RE. (1947) Radiation damping theory and the propagation of light. Nature. 160: 531 |

Bohr N, Peierls R, Placzek G. (1939) Nuclear Reactions in the Continuous Energy Region Nature. 144: 200-201 |

BETHE HA, HOYLE F, PEIERLS R. (1939) Interpretation of Beta-Disintegration Data Nature. 143: 200-201 |

Peierls R. (1932) Zur Theorie der Absorptionsspektren fester Körper Annalen Der Physik. 405: 905-952 |