Mathematicians' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2021-Dec-04 15:23 UTC. Entries: 20. Based on tweets of Mathematicians on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Mathematicians' tweets from past 7 days most retweeted per follower:

1. One retweet per 9 followers:

Imagine if Omicron isn't that bad and all we end up achieving by implementing mitigations is reducing cases, taking pressure of hospitals, reducing long covid, protecting unvaccinated kids, buying time for people to be boosted and reducing the number of people dying from Covid.

— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) December 1, 2021

2. One retweet per 20 followers:

It seems unlikely that future students of public health will admire our multiyear persistence maintaining a singular, laser-like, often sensationalist focus on one very particular threat to human health to the detriment of nearly all other human endeavors and aspects of wellness.

— Wes Pegden (@WesPegden) November 28, 2021

3. One retweet per 24 followers:

describe the math you do in terms of potatoes

— the feminine urge to mansi (@djmansib) December 2, 2021

4. One retweet per 27 followers:

just pondering his forbs pic.twitter.com/efckRzgojw

— frobunnius (@frobunnius) November 30, 2021

5. One retweet per 35 followers:

#CometLeonard (C/2021 A1) this morning (Nov 28th), showing 1 hour of movement against the stars at ~1450mm focal length.

The tail is really taking shape! Possibly caught the emerging ion tail #Astrophotography #comet #C2021A1.

Full details: https://t.co/iTSSKRXt5O pic.twitter.com/VtcOYsg1RA

— Paul Macklin (@MathCancer) November 29, 2021

6. One retweet per 36 followers:

I would always prefer that we take decisive action now and have to scale back if Omicron turns out not to be serious, than that we under-react and it turns out Omicron is as bad as feared.

Act early and act decisively. We should have learned this by now.

— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) November 27, 2021

7. One retweet per 43 followers:

This is one of the most stupid things I’ve read all pandemic.

FFS, don’t make kids come into school if they’ve tested positive for a dangerous, transmissible infectious disease.

It’s shouldn’t need to be said.https://t.co/acPX6r6Zcw

— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) November 27, 2021

8. One retweet per 43 followers:

Several students I knew were turned off mathematics because of grades. Grades are subjective assessments of knowledge. We must worry less about rigid assignments of letters and numbers, and focus more on developing a sense of joy and wonder with mathematics.

— Anthony Bonato (@Anthony_Bonato) December 3, 2021

9. One retweet per 46 followers:

It bugs me when people say this is inexplicable. It's not! Pure maths gets the state support it does due to its role in the military-industrial complex. That's shitty, but let's not obfuscate this shitty fact by acting as though it's mysterious. pic.twitter.com/zeZbxpi7Aw

— Kameryn J.W. 🦄 (@KamerynJW) December 1, 2021

10. One retweet per 48 followers:

Nearly 54,000 cases reported yesterday. The second highest day we’ve had since January. Only 11 days throughout the whole pandemic have been higher in the U.K.

Why are we just letting this happen? pic.twitter.com/iSXP0Ra9cN

— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) December 3, 2021

11. One retweet per 51 followers:

Jenny Harries on @BBCr4today: "Certainly, if we have significant surges in covid cases then working from home is one of the key [measures] to implement."

Why are we waiting for surges before we take action?

— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) November 30, 2021

12. One retweet per 53 followers:

Now that masks are to be brought back on public transport and in shops, can we also roll back on the BS about not wearing masks with people you meet regularly. This is not based on science, just ideology.

You’re more likely to get infected by someone you know.

— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) November 28, 2021

13. One retweet per 53 followers:

#CometLeonard #c2021a1 passing by Messier 3 this morning! Tricky shot to process and balance!

10 x 60 sec in this shot. See details at @AstroBin_com : https://t.co/6fyZiiuaZq#astrophotography #OPTeam #asiweek #astrohour pic.twitter.com/5XJnUyd4uk

— Paul Macklin (@MathCancer) December 3, 2021

14. One retweet per 59 followers:

came out of the shower to see she was already correcting the notes for my meeting pic.twitter.com/wMBmsQs5kt

— frobunnius (@frobunnius) November 29, 2021

15. One retweet per 61 followers:

“ This inequality was discovered using machine learning to detect relationships between various knot invariants.” https://t.co/uOND4q8JQO

— Ian Agol (@agolian) December 1, 2021

16. One retweet per 64 followers:

the standard "good at math" is nonsense. it's absurdist poetry. it is simultaneously ideologically sterile & completely subjective. what is good? what does it mean to be good at anything? is good at math demonstrable? is good at math measurable? does it mean skills or knowledge?

— sally (@sallycol) November 29, 2021

17. One retweet per 74 followers:


Math as
Algebra problems
So maybe we should teach kids math differently so they can appreciate how fun and beautiful math really is.

— Jay Cummings (@LongFormMath) November 30, 2021

18. One retweet per 74 followers:

Why does BJ persist with this “wear a mask when you’re in a confined space with someone you don’t normally meet.” nonsense.

Why does no-one ever call him out on it?

— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) November 30, 2021

19. One retweet per 76 followers:

I say this to also say 2) Time alone will not change our math community for the better. It will be changed through accountability & honesty, a conscious effort to make things better, empowering good people, a new allocation of resources, and re-finding our joy in mathematics. 6/6

— Dr. Haydee Lindo (@HaydeeLindo) November 30, 2021

20. One retweet per 76 followers:

Hi everyone, we have an opening for an Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Complex Systems in Oxford, spread the word: https://t.co/RKWmkWYXyN

— Renaud Lambiotte (@RenaudLambiotte) November 29, 2021