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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
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
describe the math you do in terms of potatoes— the feminine urge to mansi (@djmansib) December 2, 2021
just pondering his forbs pic.twitter.com/efckRzgojw— frobunnius (@frobunnius) November 30, 2021
#CometLeonard (C/2021 A1) this morning (Nov 28th), showing 1 hour of movement against the stars at ~1450mm focal length.— Paul Macklin (@MathCancer) November 29, 2021
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
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.— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) November 27, 2021
Act early and act decisively. We should have learned this by now.
This is one of the most stupid things I’ve read all pandemic.— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) November 27, 2021
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
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
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
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.— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) December 3, 2021
Why are we just letting this happen? pic.twitter.com/iSXP0Ra9cN
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."— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) November 30, 2021
Why are we waiting for surges before we take action?
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.— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) November 28, 2021
You’re more likely to get infected by someone you know.
#CometLeonard #c2021a1 passing by Messier 3 this morning! Tricky shot to process and balance!— Paul Macklin (@MathCancer) December 3, 2021
10 x 60 sec in this shot. See details at @AstroBin_com : https://t.co/6fyZiiuaZq#astrophotography #OPTeam #asiweek #astrohour pic.twitter.com/5XJnUyd4uk
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
“ This inequality was discovered using machine learning to detect relationships between various knot invariants.” https://t.co/uOND4q8JQO— Ian Agol (@agolian) December 1, 2021
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
#PEMDAS:— Jay Cummings (@LongFormMath) November 30, 2021
So maybe we should teach kids math differently so they can appreciate how fun and beautiful math really is.
Why does BJ persist with this “wear a mask when you’re in a confined space with someone you don’t normally meet.” nonsense.— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) November 30, 2021
Why does no-one ever call him out on it?
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
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