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This user is bold, but not reckless, in updating pages.
PhDThis user has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physics.
This user has written or expanded 210 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
This user's favourite subject is materials science.

My wikipedia editing has a tendency of spreading: I started with writing a dozen of full-length articles on materials science, then moved to other topics, mostly for the DYK project. These activities dragged me into reviewing articles (DYK, WP:GAN and occasionally WP:FAC) and eventually transformed me into a kind of wikignome – going around thousands of articles, cleaning up formatting and vandalism, adding references and figures, fixing typos and whatever caught my eye. As of 2014, most of my free time is taken by emergency matters like vandalism, though I still write short articles during calm hours.
Here are my DYKs and barnstars.

I enjoy finding good pictures for wikipedia (uploaded many thousands) and improving them with GIMP, thus I spend a significant part of my wikitime at Wikimedia Commons; I also draw crystal structures.

I use this username only on English Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and very rarely on a few other related Wikimedia Foundation websites. Any user pretending otherwise is a blatant impostor (example).

(Re)written articles

Chemistry, materials

 Actinide  Acetone  Adamantane  Alkaloid  Aluminium  Americium  Antimony  Azotobacter  Berkelium  Bismuth  Boron  Boron nitride  Caesium chloride  Chemical reaction  Crystal structure of boron-rich metal borides  Crystallographic defects in diamond  Curium  Diamond  Dysprosium  Einsteinium  Ethylene oxide  Gömböc  Lactoferrin  Liquid crystal  Material properties of diamond  Mercury  Negative-index metamaterial  Neodymium(III) chloride  Optical properties of carbon nanotubes  Protactinium  Pyridine  Resistive opto-isolator  Samarium  Silicon carbide  Silicon nitride  Synthetic diamond  Technetium  Tellurium  Titanium  Zinc oxide


 Anti-tank dog  Black-tailed jackrabbit  Black-footed ferret  Black-tailed prairie dog  Canada jay  Effect of psychoactive drugs on animals  Etruscan shrew  Eastern cottontail  Eastern towhee  Hispid cotton rat  Northern red-backed vole  Indiana bat  Pinyon jay  Pygmy rabbit  Snowshoe hare  Sora (bird)  Spotted owl  Townsend's ground squirrel


 Aeroflot Flight 3352  Bogor  Buru  Campo del Cielo  Coral Sea  Donets  Gulf of Finland  Invention of the integrated circuit  Nemrut (volcano)  Neuschwanstein (meteorite)  Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg  Pushkin, Saint Petersburg  Roy Sullivan  Russian polar expedition of 1900–1902  Russian ship of the line Poltava (1712)  Traitorous eight  Vandalism of art  Venera 4

Interesting (wiki) pages

Some of my photos