Mathematicians' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2020-Jun-01 13:58 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 14 followers:

All the "game over for Cummings" posting is reminding me of the "they cheated so the referendum result is illegitimate" posts we had to wade through the last few years. Insisting you won, while ignoring that there is no mechanism by which you you can collect your winnings.

— Sonia (@yet_so_far) May 25, 2020

2. One retweet per 28 followers:

This summer, I'll offer a 6-week virtual REU in mathematics history. Students will work on research projects focusing on African American mathematicians: we’ll work on a database, compile biographies, and have discussions led by outside speakers. https://t.co/bwxzHwMRjn. pic.twitter.com/TQ8YZlKOhP

— Edray Herber Goins (@edraygoins) May 27, 2020

3. One retweet per 31 followers:

Nearly four decades ago, George Perry Floyd gave voice to a dream of becoming a Supreme Court Judge. He did so as part of his 2nd grade Black History Month Assignment that I found on his former teacher’s FB page.

(1/9) pic.twitter.com/IK3cIBFUw1

— Michole (my-coal) (@mathematichole_) May 30, 2020

4. One retweet per 35 followers:

Believe it or not, @NSERC_CRSNG is removing the one-per-lifetime restriction on applications to the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) program.https://t.co/le3fUFw8a4 pic.twitter.com/n8hxUQBUQ2

— Alejandro Adem (@alejandroadem) May 26, 2020

5. One retweet per 38 followers:

Stares in the last 400 years. pic.twitter.com/PhkvlDMMAp

— Sonia (@yet_so_far) May 25, 2020

6. One retweet per 49 followers:

If the idea of assigning grades is to measure a student’s mastery, what’s the point of assigning grades in the middle of a global pandemic? All it’s measuring is the speed of their internet connection and the tranquility of their home life.

— Daniel Litt (@littmath) May 29, 2020

7. One retweet per 52 followers:

My book, HOW TO FREE YOUR INNER MATHEMATICIAN, releases in the US today @OxUniPress.

If you think I wrote this book for you or someone you know, you’re correct.

A virus (regrettably still) circulates but freeing your inner mathematician is something done (joyfully) at home. pic.twitter.com/oxKWxJxcK5

— Susan D'Agostino, PhD (@susan_dagostino) May 26, 2020

8. One retweet per 54 followers:

Maybe it's entirely unthinkable to liberals that there is no referee, no neutral authority, not adult, who can step in, "right all wrongs" and restore proper order. That's why they spent so much energy running from court to queen, begging anyone at all to blow that whistle.

— Sonia (@yet_so_far) May 25, 2020

9. One retweet per 55 followers:

LGBT cops are traitors. 🖕🏻

— 1312 // ANTIFA // BLM (@Category_Fury) June 1, 2020

10. One retweet per 59 followers:

The Hölder Inequality that is known for integrals also holds for traces of matrices. (Another reason why the trace behaves like integration, and it's one part of linear algebra that behaves like (noncommutative) #calculus!) #math #algebra pic.twitter.com/j3Qu9AP4xT

— Sam Walters ☕️ (@SamuelGWalters) May 31, 2020

11. One retweet per 66 followers:

Great news: 1,918 people came back to life in Spain yesterday. If we can just keep that up for 2 weeks, we can pretend this whole thing never happened.

(Seriously though, yet another reason why trying to compare countries is pointless) pic.twitter.com/6EvMFUAo6m

— Oliver Johnson (@BristOliver) May 26, 2020

12. One retweet per 67 followers:

I’m obsessed with this. What fucking music major made this? I cant pic.twitter.com/srlxvJIQYD

— 1312 // ANTIFA // BLM (@Category_Fury) May 28, 2020

13. One retweet per 74 followers:

Let’s be clear, if we had this many cases a day and this many deaths a day at the start of the pandemic we would be enforcing a tight lockdown. Instead we are loosening restrictions at a time when R is close to one and cases are high. This will surely lead to a second peak.

— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) May 29, 2020

14. One retweet per 74 followers:

It's almost as if comparisons between countries by death toll are intrinsically unreliable and doomed to failure, other than as a means of generating clicks and RTs. https://t.co/kPkdMZCykJ

— Oliver Johnson (@BristOliver) May 30, 2020

15. One retweet per 79 followers:

2 major floods and a pandemic in 4 years would bring any gov to its knees, but Kerala housed 200k, revitalised a stagnating public school system, (result: an increase in enrollment of 400k), implemented a health mission which prepared it for deadly Nipah and CV19 outbreaks. https://t.co/CAdQVEB6pM

— Sonia (@yet_so_far) May 30, 2020

16. One retweet per 79 followers:

Not sure who needs to hear this, but: it’s ok if you’re having trouble focusing on research right now.

— Daniel Litt (@littmath) May 26, 2020

17. One retweet per 80 followers:

Einstein took his pal Gödel to his citizenship hearing.

Unfortunately Gödel had spent time studying the constitution and found a completely legal way for someone to become dictator. Einstein told him to just shut up about it... but then everything went awry.

(1/n) pic.twitter.com/jpC40ia1hY

— John Carlos Baez (@johncarlosbaez) May 30, 2020

18. One retweet per 86 followers:

Some of y’all think being a trans ally amounts to saying you hate terfs. You have to actually dismantle your understanding of gender. As long as you see us as exception to a rule rather than individuals exercising rightful autonomy over our gender then you’re not a real ally.

— 1312 // ANTIFA // BLM (@Category_Fury) May 29, 2020

19. One retweet per 86 followers:


If they stand in a circle, they form a hexagon with the furthest people 4m apart. I think the most efficient way to have six heads at least 2m apart is to form an octahedron. A ladder may be required, but max distance is 2.8m. Hope that helps! https://t.co/KT1y2ai0oN

— Colin Beveridge (@icecolbeveridge) May 28, 2020

20. One retweet per 92 followers:

Open position for a Professor in Operations Research at DTU, Denmarkhttps://t.co/QGxv8hsPgy#orms

— Ivana Ljubic (@ILjubic) May 27, 2020