Dr. Richard E. Wilde
Title: Professor Emeritus
Education: Ph.D., University of Washington, 1961; Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 1961-63
Research Area: Physical Chemistry
Principal Research Interests
- Statistical Mechanics
- Applications of Memory Function Analysis
- Raman and NMR Spectra
- Origin of Life www.nanoporeoriginoflife.net
Dr. Wilde is applying Zwanzig-Mori formalism and autoregressive time series analysis to the understanding of vibrational dephasing in liquids. In particular, he is interested in the interaction of small molecules confined in silica sol gels. An extension to this research is the hypothesis that life originated in an environment very much like a silica sol gel, enabling nucleotides and ribozymes to form in a protected environment and in close contact with silica surfaces.
- “A General Theory of Symmetry Coordinates,” Wilde, R. E. Am. J. Phys. 1964, 32, 45.
- "An Infrared Spectroscopic Study of the Photolytic Decomposition of Methyl Azidoformate."Wilde, R. E.; Srinivasan,T. K. K.; Lwowski, W. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1971, 93, 860.
- "A Memory-Functions Approach to Vibrational Relaxation in Dense Media," Cohen, S. S.; Wilde, R. E. J. Chem. Phys. 1978, 68, 1138.
- "The Calculation of Memory Functions from Frequency-Dependent Force-Autocorrelation Functions for Vibrational Dephasing," Wilde, R. E. Mol. Phys. 1986, 57, 675.
- "Rayleigh Scattering in Sr0.61Ba0.39Nb2O6," Wilde, J. P.; Wilde, R. E. J. Applied Phys. 1992, 71, 418.
- Richard E. Wilde and Surjit Singh, Statistical Mechanics, Fundamentals and Modern Applications (Wiley Interscience, NY, 1998).
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- Richard E. Wilde, The Immortal Self (Fenestra Books, Tucson, 2001)
- Richard E. Wilde, The Many Faces of Jesus: A Critical Look at Christianity (Wheatmark, Tucson, 2006)