Physicists' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2018-Mar-18 12:45 UTC. Listed tweets: 20. Based on tweets of Physicists on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

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

1. One retweet per 2 followers:

Certainly his disease was part of why the public knew of Stephen Hawking. But his most famous result is important and amazing. Let me tell you about it.

(note: this is all from before my time, so I'm telling the simplified story)

— Matthew Buckley (@physicsmatt) March 14, 2018

2. One retweet per 14 followers:

Stephen Hawking was a man. He was a great physicist. He was a terrible, at times vicious, husband. He was a better ex-husband who worked to make amends. He was an over zealous atheist. He was a social justice activist who believed in justice for Palestine & access to health care.

— Chanda Shuri Prescod-Weinstein🙅🏽‍♀️ 🇧🇧 🙅🏽‍♀️ (@IBJIYONGI) March 14, 2018

3. One retweet per 19 followers:

We've gathered all #StephenHawking's @PhysRevLett & @PhysRevD papers and made them #FreeToRead https://t.co/B06Eijizrn pic.twitter.com/4totZ4rdup

— Robert Garisto (@RobertGaristo) March 14, 2018

4. One retweet per 28 followers:

I return from my 5th trip in 3yrs advocating for science on Capitol Hill. It never ceases to amaze me how I as an #immigrant can walk through the nation's highest legislative body & speak my mind, esp. as my home country of #China crowns a new Red Emperor. #WhatDemocracyLooksLike pic.twitter.com/OUSK88mJLP

— Yangyang Cheng (@yangyang_cheng) March 12, 2018

5. One retweet per 32 followers:

ホーキングさんが1985年に京都大学をご訪問になったときの写真です。 pic.twitter.com/97GqdlXFE3

— 大栗博司 (@PlanckScale) March 14, 2018

6. One retweet per 37 followers:

Sometimes you just have to enjoy how cool the universe is. pic.twitter.com/LNdm73PRBE

— John Carlos Baez (@johncarlosbaez) March 12, 2018

7. One retweet per 41 followers:

Ed Witten's notes on entanglement in quantum field theory is now public! Lots of relative entropies and divergences. https://t.co/leebmKgcOS

— Jonathan Oppenheim (@postquantum) March 15, 2018

8. One retweet per 45 followers:

Pi (3.14) günü, Einstein'ın doğumgünü, Hawking'in vefat günü oldu. Hayat ne garip.
Hawking'in en şaşırtıcı yönü, inanılmaz bir mizah anlayışı olması ve kendiyle muhteşem dalga geçebilmesiydi.
Hangimiz onun hayatını, hayata küsmeden yaşayabilirdik?
Görünmeyen başarısı burada.

— Bilge Demirköz (@BilgeDemirkoz) March 14, 2018

9. One retweet per 50 followers:

Given just a few years to live after being diagnosed with ALS at age 21, Stephen Hawking by far outlived that, reaching the age of 76. He made some of the greatest contributions to the world of physics. His work will continue to inspire us all. RIP Stephen Hawking.

— Sophia Nasr (@Astropartigirl) March 14, 2018

10. One retweet per 53 followers:

I was asked this morning about Hawking's greatest scientific achievement. That's a tough question. So I wrote a bit about his work transitioning from the classical laws of black hole mechanics to the quantum mechanical picture of black holes as thermodynamic objects.

— Robert McNees (@mcnees) March 14, 2018

11. One retweet per 56 followers:

Letter from @Cambridge_Uni VC Stephen Toope in today's Times regarding the sorry state of the #HE sector pic.twitter.com/Zv16YGzpPa

— Athene Donald (@AtheneDonald) March 16, 2018

12. One retweet per 59 followers:


— 大栗博司 (@PlanckScale) March 14, 2018

13. One retweet per 63 followers:

Well before Hawking, we understand the existence of black holes as a gravitational body. They are a solution to Einstein's General Relativity field equations; the unique solution for a point mass.

— Matthew Buckley (@physicsmatt) March 14, 2018

14. One retweet per 65 followers:

I don’t believe in perfect heroes. They aren’t real. I believe in complexity. Jane revised her memoir after she and Stephen reconciled, and I honor how she wants that to be framed.

— Chanda Shuri Prescod-Weinstein🙅🏽‍♀️ 🇧🇧 🙅🏽‍♀️ (@IBJIYONGI) March 14, 2018

15. One retweet per 68 followers:

David Spivak's talking about his NASA-funded work using topos theory to design a safer air traffic control system. A topos is a "mathematical universe", and he's using one where everything is time-dependent. Sheaf theory meets airplanes! https://t.co/kpaGkopKIe

— John Carlos Baez (@johncarlosbaez) March 16, 2018

16. One retweet per 69 followers:

Hawking was a great scientist. The world might not have known of him had he never suffered from his illness, but they should have.

Just wanted to talk a bit about his work.

— Matthew Buckley (@physicsmatt) March 14, 2018

17. One retweet per 71 followers:

Further, Hawking did a calculation that mixes general relativity and quantum field theory. We often talk about these two theories as incompatible (and thus: string theory), but in limited cases you can calculate with both. Hawking did it.

— Matthew Buckley (@physicsmatt) March 14, 2018

18. One retweet per 72 followers:

I'm live-blogging the meeting "Applied Category Theory: Bridging Theory and Practice", which is happening at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dusko Pavlovich just blew my mind about categories and computer security. Go here: https://t.co/2BcRIRztUh pic.twitter.com/Xk8Tbvg0KF

— John Carlos Baez (@johncarlosbaez) March 15, 2018

19. One retweet per 73 followers:

An open letter from @ChurchillCol Governing Body to UUK https://t.co/osFRfLO4Le

— Athene Donald (@AtheneDonald) March 16, 2018

20. One retweet per 74 followers:

Well, that was depressing. Universities Minister @SamGyimah was just on @R4today unashamedly taking the line that students are consumers buying a service whose value is purely economic, missing the point that well-educated citizens help build a better society & healthier culture

— Helen Czerski (@helenczerski) March 12, 2018