Mathematicians' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2019-Jan-18 16:00 UTC. Listed tweets: 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:

RIP Michael Atiyah. If you haven't yet, I recommend reading this wonderful @QuantaMagazine profile by @sioroberts:https://t.co/ECzmTYDyiZ

— Federico Ardila (@FedericoArdila) January 12, 2019

2. One retweet per 23 followers:

pi = 3.14159... while 22/7 = 3.14285... so 22/7 is bigger. But here's a cute proof that 22/7 is bigger.

The integral that gives 22/7 - pi is surprisingly elegant, and it's clearly positive since you're integrating a positive function. pic.twitter.com/Dj2HJMYRJD

— John Carlos Baez (@johncarlosbaez) January 11, 2019

3. One retweet per 41 followers:

The difference between the exponentials exp(A) - exp(B) of matrices A and B can be expressed concisely in terms of an integration involving their difference A - B. (The proof is one line!) #calculus #math pic.twitter.com/WXADR4N4By

— Sam Walters ☕️ (@SamuelGWalters) January 16, 2019

4. One retweet per 43 followers:

The gulf between words written on the spines of non-curriculum math books and curriculum math books speaks a painful volume to the almost unbridgeable chasm that exists between the freedom of mathematics and its incarceration as a "performing seal"... pic.twitter.com/qLjWLNA1JQ

— Sunil Singh (@Mathgarden) January 14, 2019

5. One retweet per 43 followers:

James Watson (as in Crick &) has been stripped of certain honours at a NY lab thx to comments about race and intelligence. If you're worried that he is simply stating uncomfortable truths, this great blog post should reassure you.https://t.co/2KOJGwgIC5

— Timothy Gowers (@wtgowers) January 13, 2019

6. One retweet per 44 followers:

著者がpdf他を公開しているようです.画面でみるのはok, 印刷は不可と.https://t.co/TViy6dl0FT https://t.co/amRxm09yN6

— Iwao KIMURA (@iwaokimura) January 14, 2019

7. One retweet per 50 followers:

Why is math such an important issues for social justice. @profnicolej says 1) it is weaponized against blacks 2) black children are disproportionately tracked into the lowest math, and #data4blacklives 1/2

— Dr. Diaz Eaton (@mathprofcarrie) January 12, 2019

8. One retweet per 63 followers:

The head of Harvard's astronomy department thinks that Oumuamua - the mysterious object that shot through our solar system in 2017- could be an alien probe. In this interview he explains why. I'd say it's a long shot, but very interesting.https://t.co/0ffLDhmAto

— John Carlos Baez (@johncarlosbaez) January 12, 2019

9. One retweet per 69 followers:

Oh dear, yet another mathematical giant has left us (after Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, Elias Stein and Jean Bourgain). He was also a former master of Trinity College Cambridge, and extraordinarily energetic right into his late 80s. https://t.co/JrAVBkGLdG

— Timothy Gowers (@wtgowers) January 11, 2019

10. One retweet per 74 followers:

If we try to extend the complex numbers the way we extended the reals to get the complexes, by adding more square roots of -1, we get the quaternions Q. The resulting differential calculus of quaternion functions fails some basic expectations. #algebra #math pic.twitter.com/ho4TRNL0jC

— Sam Walters ☕️ (@SamuelGWalters) January 12, 2019

11. One retweet per 76 followers:

this semester, i'll be teaching multivariable calculus @Penn to @PennEngineers as a flipped class, using the videos i've been posting at https://t.co/P42Q4GPVMw pic.twitter.com/KzvzFcaFDB

— robert ghrist (@robertghrist) January 15, 2019

12. One retweet per 77 followers:

Pablo Motos piensa que π es exactamente 3 y al que meten a la cárcel es a mí...

Tiene bemoles la cosa.#MathematicalPride #MathTeacher

Imagen vía @juliomulero pic.twitter.com/27BireQwOy

— Juan Miguel Ribera (@juanripu) January 11, 2019

13. One retweet per 87 followers:

Sorry to confirm that Sir Michael Atiyah has died today. It is hard to believe that such a force of nature, life, and mathematical creativity is gone. RIP. https://t.co/AHCdS9EfdG

— N. Ghoussoub (@NGhoussoub) January 11, 2019

14. One retweet per 93 followers:

Some materials (homework assignments, quizzes, midterm, a few other things) from the spring 2018 edition of my undergraduate course on networks: https://t.co/zd8XcsaVEM

I discuss the development, evolution, & philosophy of my course in this book chapter: https://t.co/tyyhBcrlPG

— Mason Porter (@masonporter) January 15, 2019

15. One retweet per 105 followers:

Dogs on leashes dragging their owners. Surely, this has nothing to do with maths! Well, if they are running along a line perpendicular to the initial direction of the leash, the owners will be dragged along a curve called tractrix.🐶 [Wiki https://t.co/vsVHvk2JyB] #50FamousCurves pic.twitter.com/PUZr63X7hF

— Tamás Görbe 🇭🇺🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@TamasGorbe) January 14, 2019

16. One retweet per 106 followers:

Ursula K. Le Guin vs. academia. "I have never in my life been so honored as I was on those frigid Rochester evenings when Ursula K. Le Guin told a department chair that if he wanted her attention, he’d have to ask permission from the freshman" https://t.co/hJJ8dkvio1

— Dr. Izabella Laba (@ilaba) January 11, 2019

17. One retweet per 108 followers:

En Dolores, un cabo de policía junto con otra persona provocó la muerte de un sospechoso de hurto, que era inocente. Hay medios que titularon “justicia por mano propia”.
No es “justicia”.
Los medios tienen responsabilidades sociales, por favor

— Jana Rodriguez Hertz 汉娜 (@janarhertz) January 12, 2019

18. One retweet per 114 followers:

At #JMM2019 this week, NAM and NSA will host a Town Hall Meeting on the Status of the African Diaspora in the Mathematical Sciences. It will take place on Thursday January 17 at 5:30 PM in Room 316 of the Baltimore Convention Center. https://t.co/qUdcQ6V2CW pic.twitter.com/IhnJSeoCXW

— Edray Herber Goins (@edraygoins) January 14, 2019

19. One retweet per 118 followers:

Uyen Nguyen's stunning origami designs at the #JMM2019 Art Exhibition. pic.twitter.com/wUEHsAtv7F

— Robert (Bob) Bosch (@baabbaash) January 16, 2019

20. One retweet per 128 followers:

“Post-purchase monetization” is a demon-phrase that needs to go back to whatever Mt. Doom MBA school created it. https://t.co/CswuJhAEMC

— Rachel Traylor (@Mathpocalypse) January 14, 2019