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My full name is Brian Salter-Duke, although I was earlier called just Brian Duke, and it is with that name that I publish in scientific journals. I was born in Sheffield, England. I am a retired academic now living in Carnegie, Victoria, Australia. I am still active in research in the fields of computational chemistry, theoretical chemistry and quantum chemistry. I am an author of the Valence Bond program, VB2000. I contribute to Wikipedia in these areas of computational, theoretical and quantum chemistry. Other areas are other chemistry topics, including chemistry journals and chemist biographies, Australian topics and Scouting topics. The "Articles" link above gives a list of articles I have created. Scattered about are many userboxes, which show where I am coming from and what I am doing on Wikipedia. They do not express my political or religious views.

I have made more than 24,500 edits, including over 10,000 edits in the main article space, over 140 new articles and a bunch of other stuff. For my edit count, see here. I have been less active in the last year or so, but I still check my very long watchlist usually several times every day and make a few minor edits.

I became on administrator on 16 August, 2007. Recently, I do not look for admin work, but use the tools when it is appropriate. I use an alternative account, User:Bduke second account, when I am on a less secure computer. Note that Bduke2 is not me. I confirm I am Bduke on IRC. I have an account on Scoutwiki, where I am also User:Bduke, and I am moving some material from here that is more appropriate there.

Committed identity: afda3c5a53d9e1d2ee0a66920ca33d29553f811ee96738102216f147363a55607e1ef4667d5e479098f34a768bb434be0bf436675bab39acd4b8fb278724dd2e is a SHA-512 commitment to this user's real-life identity.
Unified login: Bduke is the unique login of this user for all public Wikimedia projects.

However User:Bduke on the Chinese Wikipedia is not me.

Chemistry and Science WikiLinks[edit]

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Physical Chemistry Wikiproject
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WikiProject Physics.
So many books to read, so little time...This user is a participant of WikiProject Bibliographies.
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Science task force
of the Bibliographies WikiProject.

Portal:Chemistry     Talk page

WikiProject Chemistry     Talk page

WikiProject Physical Chemistry     Talk page

List of important publications in chemistry     Talk page

Chemistry collaboration     Science collaboration

WikiProject Molecular and Cellular Biology

Computational chemistry     Talk page     Watch

Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Science and medicine

Commons:Wikiproject Chemistry

Jmol to display molecular models     Talk page

Australia, Melanesia, Oceania[edit]

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See also: Australian events listed at (or on Facebook)
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WikiProject Australia.
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Photo taken at the Wikipedia meetup in Melbourne with Jimbo, with me on the left.
Photo taken at Wikipedia meetup 9 at Errol's in North Melbourne

   Portal:Australia     Talk page

   Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia     Talk page

   Wikipedia:Australian Wikipedians' notice board     /AfD.

   Wikipedia:New articles (Australia)     Talk page

   Wikipedia:WikiProject Melbourne     Talk page

   Wikipedia:WikiProject Victoria     Talk page

   Wikipedia:WikiProject Australian politics     Talk page

   Wikipedia:WikiProject Melanesia     Talk page

Scouting Wikilinks[edit]

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Portal:Scouting     Talk page

Wikipedia:WikiProject Scouting     Talk page

Scouts Australia     Talk page

Scouting in Victoria     Talk:Scouting in Victoria

The Scout Association     Talk page

Wikipedia:WikiProject Scouting/Article names

General Wikipedia links and other WikiProjects[edit]

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For User Talk (Welcome, Warning...)
For Deletion (Vanity, Nonsense...)
For General Use (Expansion, Disambiguation, Spoiler warning...)
For Cleanup (Worldwide view, Schools, Band...)
For Sister Projects (InterWiki links, move to...)

Academic record[edit]

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The Queen's College, Oxford
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Open University graduate
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Mortarboard.jpgThis user has worked at Bayero University Kano and University of PNG.
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Mortarboard.jpgThis user is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University.

Article recovery[edit]

If you need access to a Wikipedia article that has been deleted, ask me. If it's not a copyright violation, libel, or personal information, and has not been deleted as a suspected biographies of living persons violation, I will userfy the article for you.

Note that using the text to recreate any deleted article may automatically qualify them for speedy deletion, and copies of previously deleted content that are being used solely for long-term archival purposes may be subject to deletion because Wikipedia is not a free web host. We have a list of alternative sites which may be used to host your content.

Other Wikimedia activities[edit]

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Wikipedia history
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11 years, 2 months and 29 days.
Wikimedia matters
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