Mathematicians' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2020-Oct-19 14:00 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 20 followers:

This is nothing short of astonishing.

SAGE asked for a two week “circuit-breaker” 3 weeks ago.

Yesterday we heard from Chris Whitty that he doesn’t think the highest tier of restrictions will turn the tide.

What are we doing?


— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) October 13, 2020

2. One retweet per 29 followers:

素人には15℃で267GPaというのが想像できない|「超伝導状態が達成される温度を摂氏15度まで引き上げた。この超伝導効果は、光化学的に合成される炭素質水素化硫黄の三元系において、267ギガパスカルの圧力下で観察された。」 https://t.co/rEBlAcbDSV

— Iwao KIMURA (@iwaokimura) October 15, 2020

3. One retweet per 32 followers:

My lectures begin tomorrow.

Lectures on the Philosophy of Mathematics
Wednesdays 11-12 am (UK time) during Oxford Michaelmas Term.

We meet on Zoom at: https://t.co/16aPqHWuKF

Lectures will be recorded and made public.https://t.co/9fbbVpt0rU #PhilMaths

— Joel David Hamkins (@JDHamkins) October 13, 2020

4. One retweet per 38 followers:

"Why Study Mathematics?" has landed! I'm very excited to have my copy. The @LPPbooks team and I hope it will be useful and inspiring for students considering a maths degree, and their teachers and families. Preorder now and you'll have your copy soon! https://t.co/2OnYJumDcw pic.twitter.com/Yf6ZqPITvi

— Vicky Neale (@VickyMaths1729) October 14, 2020

5. One retweet per 39 followers:

I can speculate about NRA + MAGA, but it would end up being an ANAGRAM joke.

— Benjamin Dickman (@benjamindickman) October 14, 2020

6. One retweet per 42 followers:

Sorry, Keir Starmer wants to lock down the South West? 40 deaths since the start of August here, mate.

— Oliver Johnson (@BristOliver) October 13, 2020

7. One retweet per 51 followers:

If you're an indigenous mathematician, please raise your hand 🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾🙋🏾‍♂️

We (@ash_wee_k @KJMDPhD @LoboWithACause) would love to connect with you!

Please share!!#IndigenousPeoplesDay #IndigenousMathematicians

— Dr. Marissa Kawehi (@MarissaKawehi) October 12, 2020

8. One retweet per 52 followers:

For me this sort of highlights the need for @IndependentSage . I feel bad for the government scientists who are hamstrung by their positions and unable to speak out. https://t.co/Ude1Qzehe3

— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) October 15, 2020

9. One retweet per 55 followers:

Ever wanted (x+y)^2 to equal x^2 + y^2? There's a math for that. See my newest Mathematical Enchantments piece, "When 1+1 Equals 0." https://t.co/JzbhucRhe8 pic.twitter.com/VPs60mTwiX

— James Propp (@JimPropp) October 17, 2020

10. One retweet per 62 followers:

A summary of the data from today's @IndependentSage briefing.
Prepared in collaboration with the data dynamo herself, @chrischirp.
I should warn you there isn't much good news in here.

— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) October 16, 2020

11. One retweet per 62 followers:

student: how do i become a grad.student?

me: here *hands them a nabla ∇* pic.twitter.com/xc1Uvqa7ov

— Tamás Görbe (@TamasGorbe) October 18, 2020

12. One retweet per 72 followers:

Espero que, cuando nos toque votar, recordemos la actitud de esta gente en la pandemia. https://t.co/hxZuQ3jc6Y

— Clara Grima (@ClaraGrima) October 12, 2020

13. One retweet per 73 followers:

redistributing impostor syndrome from those who have it to those who need it

— Daniel Litt, with no rational points (@littmath) October 12, 2020

14. One retweet per 73 followers:

"Empty sets are all alike; every non-empty set is non-empty in its own way."

— Daniel Litt, with no rational points (@littmath) October 15, 2020

15. One retweet per 74 followers:

Why do we define logical implication p ⇒ q the way we do? Is it an arbitrary convention, just a shorthand for ¬p ∨ q, or a fundamental concept of great importance?

— Andrej Bauer (@andrejbauer) October 18, 2020

16. One retweet per 78 followers:

Complex numbers make mathematics simpler and more beautiful pic.twitter.com/zOB8bvkSYJ

— Tamás Görbe (@TamasGorbe) October 13, 2020

17. One retweet per 82 followers:

What is i^i? Easy, right? i=E^(pi i/2), so i^i = E^(-pi/2)=0.208...

But i is also E^(5 pi i/2). So maybe i^i = E^(-5pi/2) = 0.000388...

That's a big difference! Which one is right?

Welcome to the Complex Logarithm, our first Riemann Surface! Lecture 13: https://t.co/59HJr9g3Kx pic.twitter.com/S0PxTK9gwj

— Alex Kontorovich (@AlexKontorovich) October 16, 2020

18. One retweet per 84 followers:

We = white men, apparently. https://t.co/cbId6ijREk

— algebraic geometer BLM (@BarbaraFantechi) October 18, 2020

19. One retweet per 86 followers:

We knew back in April that a functioning TTI system was going to be crucial to keep the virus in check in the future.
The impact of the failure to properly implement it, despite the huge sums of money thrown at it, is quite literally devastating. https://t.co/rBOyX18U8v

— Kit Yates (@Kit_Yates_Maths) October 13, 2020

20. One retweet per 87 followers:

'Herd immunity' has been reached during previous epidemics of influenza, measles and seasonal coronaviruses. But it's subsequently been lost (and then regained). What are some of the reasons for this? 1/

— Adam Kucharski (@AdamJKucharski) October 14, 2020