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Dr. Richard E. Wilde


Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., University of Washington, 1961; Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 1961-63

Research Area:

Physical Chemistry





Principal Research Interests

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 enviornment very much like a silica sol gel, enabling nucleotides and ribozymes to form in a protected enviornment and in close contact with silica surfaces.


Representative Publications


Richard E. Wilde and Surjit Singh, Statistical Mechanics, Fundamentals and Modern Applications (Wiley Interscience, NY, 1998).

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 These links will take you to all the Source Code files for the FORTRAN PROGRAMS in the book:

Fortran Programs 1-6 | Fortran Programs 7-15 | Comments for book | Corrections for book

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)

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