Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of TONY HILTON ROYLE SKYRME (1922-1987) Compiled by Peter Harper and Timothy E. Powell Deposited in the Library, University of Birmingham 1989 NCUACS 10/3/89 All rights reserved University of Bath H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 The work of the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, and the production of this catalogue, are made possible by the support of the following societies and organisations: The Biochemical Society The British Library The City of Bath The The The The Pergamon Books The Royal Society Geological Society Institute of Physics Royal Society of Chemistry Society of Chemical Industry H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 LIST OF CONTENTS Items GENERAL INTRODUCTION SECTION NOTEBOOKS SECTION NOTES AND DRAFTS SECTION SECTION SECTION BIRMINGHAM PUBLICATIONS H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 GENERAL INTRODUCTION PROVENANCE The material was received in May 1988 via Dr J E Bowcock, a colleague in the Department of Mathematics, University of Birmingham. OUTLINE OF THE CAREER OF T H R SKYRME Professor Tony Skyrme - an original thinker in nuclear particle and nuclear physics. Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme was born in Lewisham on 5 December 1922. He was educated at Eton (a King's Scholar) and quantum field theory, proposing a model, the Skyrme model, which lay distinctly outside the mainstream of contemporary thinking in elementary particle physics’. It was only from about 1983 that the significance Royal Society's Hughes Medal for his contributions to theoretical, forward (in the words of his Times obituarist) 'original ideas in non-linear died in June 1987 at the age of 64. At Harwell in the 1950s he put physics who gave his name to a type of fundamental particle the Skyrmion - of this work was widely appreciated leading in 1985 to the award of the In March 1944 he was sent to the USA to work first Trinity College Cambridge where he studied for the Mathematical Tripos. After his final Cambridge examinations in June 1943 he was assigned to work with the Tube Alloys Directorate (the UK atomic bomb project) and joined R E (later Sir Rudolf) Peierls's group at Birmingham University which was working on theoretical questions posed by the bomb's design and construction. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 in New York and then at Los Alamos on the atomic bomb project. On his return to England in 1946 Skyrme was admitted a Research Fellow at Trinity College Cambridge. as resided at Cambridge, working instead in Peierls's new Department of Mathematical Physics at Birmingham where he held a university research In fact he never fellowship 1946-48. In August 1948 he married Dorothy Millest, a lecturer in nuclear physics at Birmingham, and then spent two years in the USA. In 1948-49 he was a Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in the following year he was a member of the Institute of Advanced Physics at Princeton. In 1950 Skyrme returned to England to take up the post of Senior Principal Scientific Officer in the Theoretical Physics Division of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE) Harwell where he was head of the Nuclear Physics Group. It was in his later ‘a nuclear theory based entirely on meson fields, without particulate nucleons'. Skyrme spent 1958-59 on leave from AERE Harwell. He before travelling back to the UK via California, Australia, Malaya years at AERE Harwell - he resigned in 1961 - that he did his most and India. He resigned from AERE Harwell in September 1961 to take meson theories published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A important scientific research, especially the four papers on non-linear was Visiting Professor for .a term at the University of Pennsylvania 1958, 1959 and 1961 which, together with three related papers, achieved In 1982 his Department was obliged to up a Senior Lectureship in the Mathematics Department of the University England to take up the Chair in Mathematical Physics at Birmingham in of Kuala Lumpur. He remained there until 1964 when he returned to succession to Peierls. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 amalgamate with the Mathematics Department and his Chair was redesignated a Chair in Applied Mathematics. Skyrme's move to a university teaching post in Malaya marked a decisive shift in his career away from research. He was not very active in research in his later years in Birmingham though he was always accessible to colleagues and researchers in other departments who brought mathematical problems to him. In many ways he remained aloof from the great interest in his early research which coincided with the last years of his life. However, he did agree to give the "Historical Introduction’ to a small Workshop on Skyrmions in November 1984 and was only prevented from repeating the talk at the Peierls 80th Birthday Symposium by his death in 1987. For further information on the life and career of Skyrme see R H Dalitz 'Professor Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme: 1922-1987. A Brief Biography' in Dalitz and R B Stinchcombe eds. A Breadth of Physics DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme (1922-1987)' in International Journal of Modern Physics A, Vol.3, No.12 (1988) 2719-2744. Skyrme's historical talk on (1988) 205-219 and the same author's ‘An Outline of the Life and Work of in the writing of this introduction and the listing of the manuscripts. (pp2745-2751) and in A Breadth of Physics. The compilers of this catalogue have drawn freely on these published sources Skyrmions is also published in the same issue of the International Journal Birmingham. teaching at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and the University of amount of material relating to Skyrme's research at AERE Harwell and his The collection, although small in size, offers a respectable The material is presented in the order given in the List of Modern Physics of Contents. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Section A, Notebooks, is a sequence of eighteen notebooks used for records of Skyrme's own research, conferences attended, and seminars at Harwell and Birmingham. Section B, Notes and drafts, covers the whole of Skyrme's scientific career from undergraduate notes at Trinity College Cambridge to records of his work at Birmingham at the end of his life. Although the section includes teaching material from his fellowship years at Birmingham, 1946-48, and the Visiting Professorship at the University of Pennsylvania, 1958, and a few drafts for publications, it is principally a collection of unpublished research material. Section C, Malaya, and Section D, Birmingham, comprises records of Skyrme's teaching at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 1962-64, and at the University of Birmingham from 1965. Section D also includes documentation of Skyrme's advice to colleagues on mathematical problems. Section E, Publications, comprises Skyrme's reprints including the posthumously published talk on the origin of skyrmions Bath 1989 available and to Dr Bowcock and Professor RH Dalitz for advice and We are very grateful to Dr Bowcock for making the material Peter Harper Timothy E Powell and Dalitz's articles on his life and work. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS encouragement. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 SECTION A NOTEBOOKS Two notebooks glued together, the back cover of the notebook used second glued to the front cover of the notebook used Pines c's nd. - 216 with a contents ‘notes on scattering 'the completeness of the closed and quasi-closed ‘a model for the scattering equations'; ‘use of ‘relation of ®-decay with meson Topics covered are: The notebook used first is paginated 1 List on pl,» matrix'; states'; non-Hermitian operators'; theory'; new expansion for many-body problem'; coordinates in many-body problem'; scattering'; electron in the radiation field'. ‘on point interactions'; 'decay of free meson'; 'S-decay spectra’; ‘a ‘use of redundant definition of potential ‘equations of an The notebook used second is paginated 217-359. beta-decay begin on p219. Notes on - - 13. Technology, A few loose 3' inside front cover. The NO. 3116, .c4b ebruary 1.953% R Skyrme' and 'Rm 6-306 MIT' 91 with index at rear of book. Contents include notes on quantum electrodynamics. Notebook used for notes on.atomic nuclear moments from 1948. Paginated 1 items are enclosed, including AERE Harwell station circular Spiral notebook inscribed 'T H on front cover and 'Notes - book is undated but probably used during Skyrme's Research Associateship at Massachusetts Institute of 1948-49, of topics at rear of book. Notebook used for notes on experimental methods from 1948. Paginated 1 The remainder of the book is unused. Notebook 'STI' used for experimental data on beta-decay and notes on the theory, nd. Paginated 1-189 with index H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Notebooks Notebook '8T2' used for notes on beta-decay, nd. Paginated 191-389 with index of topics at rear of book. Notebook used for notes on complex spectra, probably in use early 1950s (1952 bibliographical reference pl64). Paginated 1-167 with index of topics at rear of book. Notebook used for notes on the literature (principally papers in Physical Review), (many pages unused) with index of authors at front of book. Paginated 1-336 1952-53. Notebook used for notes on relativistic quantum field theory, nd but probably in use in 1953 Review reference of topics at rear of book. Paginated 1-145 with index pl08). (latest Physical from the front of the notebook. and Wilkinson. (many pages unused) with index of topics 37). Unpaginated. At least one page is missing Participants include Bethe, A Bohr, Hofstadter, Weisskopf Notebook inscribed inside front cover ‘Amsterdam Conference 1956' and used for a detailed record of the proceedings, 2-7 July. Notebook used for notes on meson theory, nd but there are references to the preceding book (ppl9, Paginated 1-125 at rear of book. continued... and topic given but not usually the location which probably and seminars, visits and conferences, November 1956 - December 1957. and topics at front of book. Paginated 1-249 with index of individuals indicates that most of the occasions took place at Harwell. Notebook used for records of theoretical physics colloquia The colloquia etc are dated and the name of the speaker H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Notebooks A.sd2 contd D Ter Haar on 'Excitors & Polarons' Speakers include ( pp4-7), R and W Marshall on ‘Critical Scattering' There are also notes on the Physical Society Conference J Blin-Stoyle on 'Beta Interactions’ (ppl42-147). (pp12-14) on 'Nuclear & High Energy Physics', Harwell, 16-17 January 1957 (misdated 1956 by Skyrme), (pp54-75). Notebook used for records of theoretical physics colloquia and seminars, visits and conferences, January 1958 (mis- dated 1957 by Skyrme) - May 1960 (continuation of A.1l). Paginated 1-252 with index of individuals and topics at front Of DOok. A few loose items are enclosed. The colloquia etc are dated and the name of the speaker V (ppl19-21) and D H Wilkinson on 1) (pp36-38). (pp1l1-13), The conferences are: F Weisskopf on 'Properties Speakers include A Salam on 'Dispersion and topic given but not usually the location which probably indicates that most of the occasions took place at Harwell. Relations’ of Nuclear Matter' ‘Parity Conservation in Strong Interactions' There are also notes on the Physical Society Conference, Cambridge, 10-11 April 1958 (pp53-68) Notebook used for records of conferences 1957, 1960 and LIGI. conferences at front. Paginated 1-200 with incomplete index of Seventh Rochester Conference, 15-19 April 1957. Participants include Alvarez, Bethe, Dalitz, Feynman, Fowler, Hofstadter, Marshak and Oppenheimer. The revised programme is enclosed at front of book. continued... Parity Conference, Harwell, 13 May and seminar on "Neutrino Theory', 14 May 1957. Rehovoth Conference, Israel, Participants include Flowers and Wilkinson. September 1957. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Notebooks A.14 cont'd Physical Society Meeting, Liverpool, 30-31 March 1960. Participants include Flowers, P Matthews and Merrison. Physical Society Conference, Birmingham, 17-19 April 1961. Manchester Rutherford Jubilee Conference, 4-8 September 1961. Participants include Dalitz, Flowers and Peierls. Spiral notebook used for records of extended overseas trip, 1959. Skyrme visited USA including discussions with Feynman at Cal Tech); (Canberra including C F Powell's lectures); (East coast, Texas, Los Alamos, California India (Tata Australia Institute), January - August 1959. Notebook used for records of theoretical physics colloquia etc., June 1960 - July 1961 (continuation of A.13). Paginated 1-254 with index of individuals and topics at front..of book. He also used the book for notes on 'Kiev Conference Reports', Harwell theoretical physics colloquium 14 October 1959, and visit to Birmingham 3 March 1960. Speakers include A Salam on *Weak Interactions' (pp75-79), P Matthews on 'Strong Interactions' on 'Bubble Chambers! Participants include Dalitz, Gell-Mann, Kibble and Peierls. Spiral notebook used for record of Department of Mathematical Physics seminars, Birmingham, October 1964 - January 1967. Includes notes on 'Oxford Conference' [International Conference on Elementary Particles ] , September 1965. (pp93-95) and C C Butler (pp1l17-118). THR omy cme NCUACS 10/3/89 Notebooks Spiral notebook used for record of Department of Mathematical Physics postgraduate courses, Birmingham, 1964-65, 1966-67. Staff assignment, books, topics, notes on elementary particle theory and group theory for 1964-65; notes on 'Phenomenology (NMQ)' for 1966-67. T H R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 SECTION B NOTES AND DRAFTS Section B comprises manuscript and typescript notes and drafts covering (almost) the whole of Skyrme's scientific career from undergraduate notes at Trinity College Cambridge to records of his work at Birmingham at the end of his life. Although it includes some lecture notes from his research fellowship years at Birmingham 1946-48 (B.3) and his Visiting Professorship at the University of Pennsylvania 1958 (B.21, B.22) and a few drafts for published work (B.28, B.28A, B.30), the section is principally an assemblage of unpublished research material. The notes and drafts are presented in two sequences, dated and undated, and where possible titles and pagination are given. Cra hs Boo Bie Dated Notes and Drafts Vole3, Nowl2 Gasser 2/43% This material is to be found at B.8, B.9, R H Dalitz has provided. a selective list of unpublished B.11, B.12, B.25 and, for a talk to the Malaysian Mathematical Society, Skyrme's pagination is of particular interest because he often employed of Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme', International Journal of Modern Physics A, research material as Appendix U of his ‘Outline of the Life and Work an alphanumeric system combining subject identification and page number. 2 folders. Contents of Skyrme's folder: 'problems' sheet and 'solutions'. phyllotaxy is dated May 1943. ms notes and drafts, Material on H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts Contents of Skyrme's folder: including material dated 1947 and 1948. ms notes and drafts 3 folders. "Introduction' to course of lectures. Ms draft paginated 2 - 7 beginning ‘object of course to explain general methods of tackling physical problems’. ‘Conformal Transformation'. Ms draft paginated 12 - 18 + 2pp ms calculations. "Final Honours Course. Dynamics Revision'. "Superfluidity'. helium, 1947. Mt OR) Ms draft paginated 1 - 16. ‘Superconductivity'. Ms drafts referring to Oxford conference on liquid Ms draft referring to Oxford conference on liquid helium 1947, Shonberg seminar and Zurich conference 2 folders. "Relativity theory (Supplementary to Eddington, Contents of Skyrme's folder: Ms draft paginated 1 - 59. ms notes and drafts. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts "Hydrodynamics. Electrodynamics'. Ms draft paginated HE1 - HE15. Untitled ms draft paginated [FD1]- FD13. Skyrme used for FD12 back of Atomic Scientists' Association circular dated 15 May 1952. Miscellaneous ms notes. "Characteristics of a theory T!. This note was reproduced by Dalitz as lp ms draft. Appendix T of his ‘Outline of the Life and Work of Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme', Modern Physics A, Vol.3, No.12 (1988), 2743 - 2744. International Journal of [721952]. The dates he suggested for the undated ‘Wall corrections for a monoenergetic isotropic reaction' Contents of folder inscribed 'Wall corrections': typescript drafts, ms notes etc. The first three entries were listed by Dalitz in Appendix U of his International Journal of Modern Physics article (p2473). material appear in square brackets after the titles. continued... 'Wall corrections in proportional counters'[ ?1952]. Typescript draft paginated gwcl - gwc2. Typescript draft paginated WCl - WC8. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts ‘Wall corrections for He3 counter' [ 1955]. Typescript draft paginated 2WC]. - .2WCc8. Miscellaneous calculations, tables, graphs etc. Letter from R Phillips to Skyrme, 9 January 1968, enclosing ‘typewritten notes of your own early work on 3-body problem (left when you went to K L)' ‘calculations by Leggett, as your non-linear field theory'. body problem is listed by Dalitz, with suggested date, in Appendix U of his International Journal of Modern Leggett's work relates to Skyrme's a vacation student, on The draft on three and . Physics article. 2 folders. Phillips's letter. Dr Skyrme' by A Typescript draft paginated 1 - 19 + lp headed 'Seminar'. Nuclear Physics 31 556-569. ‘Three body problem at low energies (Part 1)'[ ?1952]. 1962 paper 'A unified field theory of mesons and baryons’, "Report on work done at AERE, 9th Aug - 29th September 1961, in connection with a non-linear field theory of Ms draft, graphs, tables. J Leggett, Merton College, Oxford. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts "Deuteron cross-sections for heavy nuclei at high energies' [721953 ]. Typescript dratt paginated, 1: with suggested date in Appendix U of his International Listed by Dalitz 13. — Journal of Modern Physics article. 'The stripping of fast deuterons' [ ?1953-54]. Typescript draft paginated 1 by Dalitz with suggested date in Appendix U of his 10 + photocopy. - Listed International Journal of Modern Physics article. 3 folders. 6pp ms draft. "Bell: Bi bse Be Electromagnetic Theory'. ms and typescript drafts Ms draft paginated JBEM1 Contents of Skyrme's folder: including material dated 1955-57. "An alternative description of the many-body problem'. Ms draft paginated TPT1 - TPT20. Plasma Theory'. 'W B Thompson. - JBEM32. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts ‘Group Theory. D Johnston', October 1956. Ms draft paginated JGl - JG18. ‘Lattice Groups'. Ms draft paginated GTJL1 - GTJL13 found attached to preceding. "Coulomb excitation'. Typescript and ms draft paginated CEl - CE3 + 6pp ms notes. Harwell Bulletin for the week beginning 12 September .1955. The last page of the notes is on the back of Typescript draft paginated VH1 - VH2. Parity Violation’, April Untitled draft paginated LPVO - LPV15 ‘Influence of angular momentum on neutron evaporation’. Typescript draft paginated AMNE1 - AMNE3. IDPV1 - 1DPvV13 + lp bibliographical references. "Variational formula for harmonic vibrations'. “Typescript draft with ms additions and corrections paginated "Progress in Nuclear Physics. Lay 3pp typescript 'Comments'. T H R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts "Distortion in the P-shell'. Typescript 'notes for paper (not to be quoted in this form)' paginated DDP1 - DDP12 + lp ms om ‘distortion operators'. Conference held September 1957. First page of typescript refers to Rehovoth Contents of folder inscribed 'Electrodynamics and 5-Dimensions': material dated 1957 and 1958. ms and typescript drafts including 4 folders. List of topics for research typed on AERE Harwell notepaper. '£so Spin &c'. Ms draft’ paginated IS1 - IS12. '4 - 5D ideas' January 1957, 6pp typescript. "Generalisation of quantum field theory'. Typescript draft paginated DGFT1 - DGFT5. "Electrodynamics and a fifth dimension of space’. 29. (April 958) Shorter ms notes on ‘field theory generalisations', ‘variational method' etc. Letter from Skyrme to M Gell-Mann on weak interactions, T H R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts ‘Time reversal etc.' Typescript draft paginated STR1 - STRL5. "Spinor analysis’. Typescript draft paginated SAl - SA2 + 5pp ms notes. "Structure of the nucleon'. Typescript draft paginated 2SN1 - 2SN5. ‘A review'. Typescript draft paginated RSN1 - RSN5. ‘Meson fields in nuclear matter'. Ms draft paginated PMl - PM1O. linear meson theory, 27 May 1958. lOpp typescript draft. Untitled ms draft paginated 2 - 16. 'The Langrangean in quantum field theory'. Letter from J C Polkinghorne re Skyrme's work on non- Gontinueda... "Physics 696 relations in elementary particle physics’. Course outline and ms lecture notes paginated PKl - PK79. ‘On symmetries of strong interactions’ by A Salam. - Fall Semester 1958-59. Dispersion 3pp duplicated typescript. Det Roskyrmne NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts Becl@cont ad .. Skyrme was Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania, for the Fall Semester, 1958-59. "Collective motion'. Ms lecture notes paginated PL151 - PL172 + 2pp ms notes on 'vibrational states'. Visiting Professorship at Pennsylvania. From period of Skyrme's "Nuclear level densities and the shell model' by D and Skyrme. W Lang 37 'The level structure of A ' by M B Hooper and Skyrme. Folder also includes letter from Lang to Skyrme about the draft, 25 September 1959. Typescript draft paginated HS1 - HS3 (latest biblio- graphical reference 1959). 6pp typescript draft prepared during visit to Australian National University, Canberra, 1959. continued: 3 3pp typescript summary of lecture at Physical Society Conference, Liverpool, [30-31 March ] 1960. Contents of Skyrme's folder: ms and typescript drafts including material dated 1960. 'A collective model for ae T H R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts Be25. contwaA. <4 'A collective model for O '. Typescript draft lecture (incomplete) paginated BCl - BCll. Listed by Dalitz in Appendix U of his International Journal of Modern Physics article. 16 LO structure'. Ms draft paginated 2AT1 - 2AT24. lp ms notes, and lp typescript on ‘energy of the breathing mode of O ae attached to preceding. Typescript draft lecture paginated RIL1 - RIL18. 'A model unified field equation' by J K Perring and Skyrme. 'The language and methods of field theory', 17 October 1960. 7pp typescript draft (latest bibliographical reference 1961) and two typescript drafts (each paginated DPMl - DPM6), with different ms additions and corrections. an early version of preceding. 'A classical field theory of mesons and baryons’. 'A unified field theory of mesons and baryons'. 19pp typescript draft, and 2lpp typescript draft 'received 27 September 1961". paper Nucl. Phys. These are drafts of Skyrme's published 31 (1962) 556. Typescript draft paginated 1DIR1 - 1DIR22. Probably H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts "Non-linear field theory'. Duplicated typescript paginated 1 at head of first page "Work Copy'. four papers by Skyrme published in Proc. Roy. Soc. 1959 and 1961(2). The note summarises 1958, 15 with ms inscription - "Kinks and the Dirac equation’. Typescript draft paginated [1] of Skyrme's published paper J. Maths. Phys. 12 This is a draft (1971) 19. - 1735. 3 folders. ms etc. to Ch.2 (Ch.3?)' Be sla~ Beso 2, ‘Appendix 1 Contents of a folder inscribed 'Path Integrals': drafts, notes, calculations etc for. book on path integrals. Miscellaneous shorter ms notes and drafts etc. Ms. drafts of chapters 1, and 10. The drafts are not dated but Skyrme used the back of University of Birmingham memoranda etc 1983 and 1984 for some of the calculations. walk whose mean path has a maximum'. Letter from H photocopy of their joint paper 'The maximum of a random E Daniels to Skyrme, 26 April 1984, enclosing Teaching material for course 'MS 315, Summer 1981' T H R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts Ms and typescript drafts of Skyrme's historical introduction to a Cosener's House, Abingdon, 17 small 'Workshop on "Skyrmions" ' 18 November 1984. - ' A version of this talk was published in the International Journal of Modern Physics A, Vol.3, No.12, 2745-2751, and a reprint is presented at E.l. Undated Notes and Drafts ‘Quantum mechanics (supplementary to Dirac's Principles Of OM.) < Ms draft paginated 1 - 20. semi-inf. cyl.': variously paginated ms notes and drafts, graphs. Contents of a folder inscribed 'Ionisation loss in Contents of a folder inscribed '3D Old': drafts. Typescript draft paginated NLF1 - NLF28. Untitled typescript draft paginated NLE1 - NLE28. "Development of the non-linear field theory in 3D'. Typescript draft paginated NLD1 - NLD41. 4 folders. typescript '3D Transformations’. tT HeR Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts "Analogies, 1 & 3 Dimensions’. Typescript draft paginated mbl - mb40 (lacks mb21). Contents of a folder inscribed ' "Greens Function" 1D.2. shorter ms and typescript drafts. 3D," B.43 - B.45 Contents of a folder inscribed 'field theory old work': ms and typescript notes, drafts etc. 3 folders. "Meson-nucleon interactions’. 23 + lp appendix. - 29, Sl - S3 + 3pp appendix. Drafts found stapled together: "Nucleon magnetic moments’. Typescript draft paginated 1 - Typescript draft paginated 1 Miscellaneous ms notes, drafts, graphs etc. continued... Ms draft paginated 2CMCl - 2CMC4. Ms draft paginated CMCl - CMC6. ‘Alternative treatment’. '"Collective motion": classical dynamics'. T H R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts B46 Contd. "Classical comparisons’. Ms draft paginated 3CMl - 3CM2 Untitled draft paginated BCl - BC4 ‘Collective nuclear motion’. Typescript draft paginated CNM1 - CNM2. "Rotational states'. Typescript draft paginated 2CNMl1 - 2CNM3. "Collective rotational motion in nuclei'. Typescript draft paginated DCRM1 - DCRMI11. ‘An effective [?nuclear potent ]ial'. Folder also includes graphs and variously paginated Typescript draft paginated [ DET1 ]- DETI11. shorter ms and typescript drafts found with the preceding. - DRC5. 'USELOL DR. Ms notes paginated DRC1l i.e R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts Vig The conjectured value of €'. Typescript draft paginated NLM El - NLM E5 and A NLM E6. "Are fermions fundamental?' Typescript draft paginated CL1 - CL5 '"Mesons and particles'. Typescript draft paginated HBL1 - HBLS8. begins 'This talk is a continuation of a short series The draft I gave last Autumn on my field theory program'. First Untitled ms draft paginated T5 - T14. Folder also includes miscellaneous shorter ms drafts. Ms and typescript draft paginated CNL1 - CNL16. page headed 'On the particle number’. l3pp ms draft. 'The effective interaction between nucleons in nuclei'. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts Contents .of a folder inscribed 'X, Y, T characteristics’. Variously paginated ms drafts. ‘Multi-valuedness'. Ms and typescript draft paginated CRl - CR7. "Construction of fermion operators'. Variously paginated typescript drafts. "A. Conventional Theory'. 6. The draft begins ‘Anticommutation'. Typescript draft paginated NLK1 - NLK28. Consider the relativistic quantum field theory of Typescript draft paginated [1] - nis a system of bosons...' continued... Contents of Skyrme's folder: ms and typescript drafts. Ms draft paginated TSP1ll - TSP13. ‘Ising Model (Cohen)'. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts B.6Lcont!a.. "Radiation diffusion equation’. Typescript draft paginated DR1 - DR2. "Diffraction from a vibrating source’. 3pp typescript. "Polarisation and plural scattering'. Typescript draft paginated PHPl - PHP3. 'Tansor interaction'. 4pp typescript. "Brueckner model. Relation to meson model'. Lp ms. Ms draft paginated 3BV1l - 3BV3. Ms draft paginated 4BV1l - 4BV7. "On the exclusion principle'. ‘On the unitary transformation’. continued... Contents of Skyrme's folder: ms and typescript drafts. 3 folders. TH R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts 'The self-consistent field in Brueckner's model'. Typescript draft paginated BMl - BM3. "Brueckner's model. Self-consistent field in a finite volume'. Typescript draft paginated 2BMl - 2BM3. ‘On Brueckner's model'. Typescript draft paginated 3BMl1 - 3BM4. ‘Effective nuclear potential’. Typescript draft paginated VEP1 - VEP2. 'The effective nuclear potential’. "Brueckner theory', etc. Miscellaneous ms drafts on 'many-body theory', Typescript draft paginated EPCl - EPC8 + lp ms. Variously paginated typescript notes and drafts. "Pascal's Hexagrammum Mysticum'. Includes drafts on ‘discontinuities in 3D', for neutron scattering in He' interactions and gauge transformations’. 'the classical potential', 'the compressibility formula and ‘electromagnetic H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Notes and drafts Untitled ms draft paginated 1 - 24, a-c. Ms graphs. B. 69 = BGS Miscellaneous notes, drafts, calculations etc. Due to the dearth of information on this material no attempt has been made to describe them in detail. Groups of notes have been kept together; there are also very many Single sheets. Although the notes and drafts are undated it seems very probable that the greater part of the material is from Skyrme's later years in Birmingham and includes papers he was working on at the time of his death. 20 folders. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 SECTION C MALAYA This section is predominantly Skyrme's lecture notes and tutorial and examination papers from courses he gave whilst Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, University of Malaya, 1962-64. The material was found in official University of Malaya folders with the title and sometimes the date of the course inscribed thereon. Although the original folders have not been retained the titles have been reproduced in the catalogue entries. The lectures and tutorial papers are typescript, though frequently with ms corrections and annotations or with ms pages inter- leaved, and usually classified according to an alphanumeric system combining course identification with pagination (for example, 2Cl is are various typescript and ms draft questions. cover the full period of Skyrme's lectureship. Interleaved with them page 1 of the second year course in Calculus). a paper on symmetry Skyrme gave to the Malayan Maths Society (C.47). The examination papers are duplicated typescript and University of Malaya folders but from the same period. There are also a few miscellaneous papers not found in Miscellaneous The material is arranged as follows: They include Conicre Cas 9 Lectures and Tutorial Papers C.40 - C.44 Examination Papers C.45 - C.48 TH Ruokyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 Lectures and Tutorial Papers "Lecture Notes Dynamics I, 1962!. First year course in Dynamics, paginated Dl - D7l. With 'Notes on Angular Velocity and Angular Momentum' for first year Applied Mathematics course, 4pp; "Tutorial Questions' for Dynamics I, for Dynamical Problems', 2pp. 4pp; ‘Principles "Lecture Notes Hydromechanics III, 1962'. 'Third Year Hydromechanics (Completion)', paginated 3HA1-3HA8. 'Third Year Course in Hydrodynamics Basic Lecture Notes', paginated 1-14. 'Hydromechanics', paginated H1-H50. Hon.1962 and Basic paginated 1-14. "Relativity Theory', paginated Rl - R36. "Lecture Notes: and Basic Notes Original'. Statistical Mechanics, Hon.1962 "Honours Course in Relativity Theory Notes', paginated 1-13. Basic Lecture "Lecture Notes Relativity Theory; Notes Original’. - S4l. "Honours Course in Statistical Mechanics Basic lecture notes', Honours course in statistical mechanics, paginated Sl TH R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 "Lecture Notes Vectors I, 1962‘. First year course in Vectors, paginated Vl - V28. "lst Year Applied Maths Tutorials 1-12, 1962 Q & A’. First year course in Applied Mathematics, Tutorial Papers 1-12 and Test Paper. ‘lst Year Applied Maths Tutorials 13-23, 1962 Q & A! First year course in Applied Mathematics, Tutorial Papers 13-23. "Hon. Applied Maths Tutorials, 1962'. Honours course in Electromagnetic Theory, Tutorial Paper l. ‘Electromagnetism (Honours)'. ‘Electromagnetism (Honours) '. Honours course in Electromagnetism, variously paginated, with ms annotations dated in 1962 and 1963. Clean copy of preceding, paginated [HEM1] - HEM70. Honours course in Applied Mathematics, Tutorial Papers 2-5. - 045. "Honours Course in Quantum Theory Basic Lecture Notes' paginated 1-38. ‘Quantum Theory Honours 1962 1963 (Part I)'. Honours course in Quantum Theory, paginated Ql H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 "Quantum Theory/Hon (part 2)'. Continuation of preceding, paginated Q46 - Q1l1l. (pp Q87 - Q100 missing). ‘III Potential Theory and Hydrodyn; 1962; III Pot. Theory, Dynamics, Hydromech, 1963'. Tutorial Papers Third year course in Applied Mathematics 1962, Tutorial Papers 1 6 and Test Paper. - Third year courses in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics 1963, Tutorial Papers 1 25. - ‘Calculus II, 1963 (Completion); Statistics IIL. (begin). Statistics I (Completion) ; 18ST6. "Lecture Notes Dynamics II, 1963'. With title page giving plan paginated paginated Third year course in Statistics, paginated 3PS1 - 3PS25. "First Year Statistics (Completion)', 1STl - "Second Year Calculus Course (Completion)', 261 = 2621 ¢ Second year course in Dynamics, paginated 2Dl - 2D74 (pp.2D63-2D70 missing). of the course. - G22. Second year course in Additional Dynamics, paginated ‘Lecture Notes Gravitation II, 1963'. Second year course in Gravitation, paginated Gl "Lecture Notes Additional Dynamics II, 1963'. 2AD1 - 2AD39. T H R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 "Gravitation II 1963” Clean copy of preceding, paginated Gl - G3l. ‘Algebra: IIL,) 1963 (part 1). Third year course in Algebra, paginated Al - A57. YAlgébra: IIL (12963). (part 2).'. Continuation of preceding, paginated A81 - A14o. ‘Electricity g Magnetism III, 1963'. Third year course in Electricity and Magnetism, paginated EM1 - EM18, EM21 - EM31, EM75, EM76. With 3pp 'Problem'. 'Hydromechanics Honours, 1963'. ‘Potential Theory, Lil; 29635". ‘Potential Theory III 1963'. ‘Electricity and Magnetism III 1963' Third year course in Potential Theory, paginated PY Los PTO7., Clean copy of preceding, paginated [EM1] - EM39. "Honours Course in Hydromechanics', paginated HH1 - HH43. Page VA36 is dated 1963. Part one of second year course in Vector Analysis, paginated VAl1 Clean copy of preceding, paginated [perl] - pT79. "Vector Analysis (II)' - VA37. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 "Vector. Analysis. (II). 1963 (part 2)". Continuation of preceding, paginated VA47 - VA75. C228) Ca29 "Vector Analysis (II)'. Clean copy of C.26, C.27, paginated [VA1 ] - VA102. 2 folders. 'II Tutorial Papers Mathematics 1963 Papers 1 - 15'. Various second year courses in Mathematics, Papers 1 - 15. Tutorial 'Tutorial Papers Second Year 1963 Papers 16 - 25'. - 25. - 25'. & D) 1963 - 13. Honours, Applied, 1963 Honours course in Mathematics, Tutorial Papers 14 - ‘Tutorial Papers and Solutions Papers 1 - 13'. Honours course in Mathematics, Tutorial Papers 1 "Tutorial Papers Honours Applied (C Papers 14 Various second year courses in Mathematics, Tutorial Papers 16 25. H R: Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 'III Tutorial Papers Mathematics (Pure) 1963'. Third year courses in Mathematics and Pure Mathematics, Tutorial Papams 2, 4, 6,8, 1O-13,.15, 17, 19,°21-25. C.35)°.C7S6 ‘Fundamentals of Mathematics (Part I)'. Course in 'Fundamentals of Mathematics' Analysis and Geometry)', paginated FMO-FM106. (Algebra, Nd. 2 folders. ‘Fundamentals of Mathematics (Part 2)'. Continuation of preceding, paginated FM111-FM175. "Misc Notes'. 5. 'Fourier's Theorem', unpaginated (18pp), nd. "Statics II',paginated 2MS1-2MS18, nd. Various third year courses in Mathematics 1964, Tutorial Papers 1-4. 'Dirac's Delta Function', paginated AH1-AH5, 1962. Various second year courses in Mathematics 1964, Tutorial Papers 1-3, Honours course in Mathematics 1964, Tutorial Papers 1-5. to take up the chair at Birmingham University. ‘Advanced Calculus Honours Course - 1964/65", paginated AC1-AC17. prepared shortly before Skyrme's return to UK in 1964 Skyrme's notes on topics covered by ‘Electricity and Magnetism III', nd, 2pp. Lecture material not found in University of Malaya folders. As with the syllabus at C.46 this was probably ‘Dynamics III', paginated 3D1-3D23, nd. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Examination Papers "Pure Maths Exam Papers Jan 1962, Jan 1963, May 1963, Jan 1964'. 2 folders. C.42-C.44 "Applied Maths Exam Papers Jan 1962, Jan 1963, May 1963, Jan 1964'. 3 folders. In C.42 is of Chicago sending 2 questions (with solutions) on a letter from a colleague at the University Dynamics. Miscellaneous J Emery' on front. Department of Mathematics Syllabus, 1964-65. 27pp. Problem sheets, Second Year Applied Mathematics, 1961-62. 'Symmetry', paper given by Skyrme to 22 January 1964. Listed by R 7pp typescript with ms annotation. H Dalitz in Appendix U of his article in 'Mal. Maths Soc.', Not by Skyrme, inscribed 'V 19pp duplicated typescript. International Journal of Modern Physics A, Vol.3, NowiL2) (1988) 7.2743 - Misc ms calculations and notes. ‘Unitary Transformation and Many-Body Theory', ms notes, paginated 2BU1-2BU12. Contents of a folder inscribed 'THRS' on cover. With the contents of this folder was found a Malayan receipt dated 15 January 1963. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 SECTION D BIRMINGHAM D.1 - D.54 This section is divided between Skyrme's teaching material (by far the greater part) and material reflecting his consultancy work for researchers in other university departments and outside the university. The teaching material covers virtually the whole of Skyrme's career as Professor at Birmingham, 1964-87 and includes undergraduate and post- graduate courses taught by Skyrme and a few research seminars attended or given by him. His lecture notes are usually typescript with occasional manuscript additions and corrections and are often classified with the alphanumeric system which he had employed for many of the research notes and drafts in Section B,and the University of Malaya lecture notes in Section C. For some of the undergraduate courses University) to Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries. The material is arranged as follows: with their solutions. The consultancy material, principally Skyrme's ms notes and to researchers in departments such as Metallurgy and Materials, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and (outside the there are also examples of course problems and examination questions calculations, relates to the advice he gave on mathematical problems Consultancy Work D.1 - D.48 Teaching D.49- D.54 T H R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 TEACHING Undergraduate courses Birmingham Mathematics for Physicists, 1965-66. Lecture notes, paginated MfP22 - MfP24. Problems and solutions, terminal examination paper and solutions. Course MS 1/4. Mathematical Applications and Methods. reference. 2 folders. Includes 'Course Contents of a folder so inscribed, ‘Original typescript MS 1/4 1968/69'. folder so inscribed, divided into three for ease of Contents of a Miscellaneous typescript drafts, 1967, 1969. 'MS 1/4 Spring 1969'. divided into five for ease of reference. MS 1/4 Spring Term 1969-70' and'Course MS 1/4 Applied Mathematics'. 2 folders. De E2 gles MS 3/18 Differential Equations, 1971-72. 82pp lecture notes. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Birmingham Dela 7S DelS Duplicated typescript divided into chapters numbered 11-17. "Group studies 1972. Paper IL’. The material was found in a folder inscribed ‘Introduction to Newtonian mechanics', "Motion of a particle in one dimension’, "Forces in 3D', ‘Motion of a particle in three dimensions’. "Motion of a system of particles'. ‘Introduction to rigid body dynamics', Problems and solutions. MS 3/1, 1973-74. "Variable mass problems'. Mathematics 2.la, 1973-74. Lecture notes on probability theory, paginated 71-92. Lecture notes on statistics for 1971-72, paginated 93-96 and found with preceding. 2 folders. Lecture notes, paginated Ll - L65. H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Birmingham MS 262 Engineering Systems, 1980-81. Lecture notes, problems and solutions. MS 316 Information Theory. Lecture notes, problems and solutions, 1980, 1981, 1984. MS 223 Differential Equations, 1983-84. Lecture notes paginated D.40-119. 2 folders. - pDSs24. 1984-85, 1985-86. 314 Concept of Quantum Mechanics, nd. Variously Problems and solutions. Summary course notes paginated [DS1] MS paginated lecture notes. Examination questions and answers, draft examination papers. 3 folders. PH 327 (MA 394) Mathematics, 1984-85, 1985-86. Variously paginated lecture notes, 2 folders. ~20-D. a2 H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Birmingham Problems and solutions, 1984-85. Problems and solutions, 1985-86. MA 252 Engineering Systems, Spring 1985, Spring 1986. Lecture notes paginated MES1 - MES90, 1985. Problems and solutions, 1985 and 1986. MA 310B Information Theory and Coding, Summer 1985. Contents of a folder so inscribed, divided Spring 1986. 4 folders. Lecture notes, paginated IT1 - IT40. Problems and solutions. MA 291 Other Applications, Complex Variable Theory and Laplace Transforms and Variously paginated ms and typescript drafts incorporating 1972-73, 1983 and 1984 material. mathematics. ‘Workshops'. into two for ease of reference. Includes material re workshop projects in applied H R Skyrme T NCUACS 10/3/89 Birmingham Postgraduate courses D.43, D.44 Field Theory, nd. Lecture notes paginated Fl Pla P21, - Fl6, F21- F/2, F81 - F1OO, 2 folders. Gauge Field Theories, nd. Lecture notes paginated Gl - G1O, G23 - G44, G49 - G80. Colloquia and seminars Physics Colloquium, 20 February 1985. PCd SPS 274 long time. They are all ultimately related to the Q - what is matter? how should we describe it? - Untitled ms and typescript draft by Skyrme, paginated a simple way about ideas that have interested me for a The draft begins 'I have been asked to say something in the problem that has always been of deepest interest to physicists, particularly theorists! ' Notices, abstracts, Skyrme's ms notes. Miscellaneous»material re applied mathematics and mathematical physics seminars, 1986 and nd. T H R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 Birmingham Transparencies for research seminar on skyrmions, 2986 ore1987. CONSULTANCY WORK D.49 - D.54 Ms notes, calculations, computer print outs etc., xe advice on mathematical problems to researchers in other departments and outside the university. Includes material re 'tool heat' problem for researcher in Department of Metallurgy and Materials and 'tilting a hogshead' for Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries. 6 folders. T H R Skyrme NCUACS 10/3/89 SECTION E PUBLICATIONS Published papers 1943-88. Not a complete set. 1 Box. This includes the posthumously published talk on origin of Skyrmions', International Journal of Modern 'The Physics A, Vol.3, Nowb2 (1988) 2745-2751, and two B Stinchcombe eds. biographical articles by R R in International Journal of Modern Physics A, Vol.3, No.12 A Breadth of Physics 205-219 and H Dalitz in Dalitz and (1988) 2719-2744. Dalitz's International Journal of Modern Physics article includes a list of publications (pp.2742-2743)

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