User:Paul Wormer

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I retired in 2005 from the Radboud University in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) as an associate profesor in Theoretical Chemistry. Over the years I (co)authored about 150 research papers published in journals as "the Journal of Chemical Physics", "Molecular Physics", "Physical Review A", etc. My research interests are on the crossing of Chemistry, Molecular Physics, and Applied Mathematics. My cum laude Ph.D. thesis was on Group Theory and Intermolecular Forces; both topics still hold my interest. Several times I held an appointment as a visiting research professor in Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. During the last 10 months I contributed to Wikipedia under the name P.wormer.

Hydrogen bond

Hi Paul. Welcome to Citizendium and I am happy to make your acquaintance. I would be delighted to take a look at your comments on the hydrogen bond, however, as an Analytical Chemist, I'm not much of an authority on the subject. Early on in the Citizendium project, it was designed to be a "fork" of Wikipedia -- and as such ALL of the content on Wikipedia at that moment was copied under the GNU License and placed on the Citizendium servers. The thought was that CZ would simply take a different direction from WP from a certain point. Soon afterward, I joined the project and was included as an editor for the Chemistry workgroup. As part of the initial organization, I took some time to surf the WP/CZ pages on the topic of chemistry and placed the Chemistry workgroup tag on them (200+ articles) in an attempt to get an idea of the scope of the work ahead.

Sometime after that, the CZ organizers chose not to "fork" the WP content, but to primarily start from scratch. In the process of "un-forking", pages that were modified "significantly" since their copy from WP were retained and all others were deleted. Hydrogen bond was one of those pages that survived the massive clean-up and my initial edit survived in the history as well.

I am not familiar with the latest "semi-automated" process for joining CZ as an editor however you clearly qualify. I would love to have you join the Chemistry Workgroup as an editor as well. I hope this has not been too long winded. Please let me know if I can help. Best regards, --William Weaver 13:04, 17 August 2007 (CDT)

You can add yourself to the author workgroups of your choosing. They will show up just below. To do that, just go to CZ:Discipline Workgroups and follow the directions.
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