Physicists' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2019-Jan-18 15:32 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 14 followers:

Terry Crews On The Aftermath Of His Sexual Assault Confession: Black Women Lifted Me Up While Black Men Stayed Silent https://t.co/1msalwJhfQ

— Chanda Prescod-Weinstein πŸ™…πŸ½β€β™€οΈ πŸ‡§πŸ‡§πŸŒˆ (@IBJIYONGI) January 15, 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 33 followers:

Once again, I'm very much okay with this shift in cultural standards.

"Be a good human" is getting ever-more commercially viable. I'm down with a future where it's cool to be protective and proactive at making the world better. https://t.co/iYsGxBQ9QF

— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) January 14, 2019

4. One retweet per 37 followers:

When a scientist explains something in a way that makes it as simple as possible, it is because they want you to understand. When a scientist explains something in a way that makes it as complicated as possible, it is because they want you not to question.

— Will Kinney (@WKCosmo) January 14, 2019

5. One retweet per 41 followers:

The Faculty of Science @UvA_Amsterdam has opened six tenure-track positions for women in the fields of astronomy, informatics, biodiversity & Earth sciences, physics, mathematics, life sciences or chemistry. Deadline: 4 Feb 2019 https://t.co/M3V11vrU9q pic.twitter.com/wIKz0bt2O5

— Gianfranco Bertone (@gfbertone) January 14, 2019

6. 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

7. One retweet per 43 followers:

I didn't realize how much of data science was just getting data in a format where you could do science.

— Matthew Buckley (@physicsmatt) January 17, 2019

8. One retweet per 48 followers:

It is possible for a nation to win a Darwin Award? Asking for a country.

— Paul Coxon (@paulcoxon) January 14, 2019

9. One retweet per 49 followers:

READ THE WHOLE THREAD https://t.co/j4U6ew0yQU

— Chanda Prescod-Weinstein πŸ™…πŸ½β€β™€οΈ πŸ‡§πŸ‡§πŸŒˆ (@IBJIYONGI) January 13, 2019

10. One retweet per 60 followers:

Most of the teaching in Higher Education is done by poorly paid contractors, not tenured Professors https://t.co/7BwVFA19ey

— Dr Andrew Robinson (@AndrewR_Physics) January 17, 2019

11. 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

12. One retweet per 66 followers:

PhD @CityUniLondon? Please contact me if interested in an doctorate in Computational Social Science / Network Science (e.g., urban mobility, blockchain-based ecosystems, huge transaction networks, opinion dynamics, etc). RTs appreciated.

How to apply: https://t.co/vmF0tAW5Zi

— Andrea Baronchelli (@a_baronca) January 14, 2019

13. One retweet per 67 followers:

Kind of astonishing to see both the US and UK governments light their own houses on fire based on some vague paranoid fear that someone else might want to come in

— Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) January 17, 2019

14. One retweet per 72 followers:

Segregating refugees to avoid epidemics outbreak? Population modeling of Syrian & Turkish dynamics suggests that this would be, mathematically, the worst option for a country. Our latest work with P.Bosetti, P.Poletti,@MassimoSt,@brulepri & S.Merler https://t.co/fBIxWobCxf pic.twitter.com/vqfxwTBknq

— Manlio De Domenico (@manlius84) January 15, 2019

15. One retweet per 73 followers:

TV pitch: Drunk History, but three scientists arguing about their field of expertise.

— Matthew Buckley (@physicsmatt) January 11, 2019

16. One retweet per 75 followers:

The "ultra-diffuse" dwarf NGC 1052-DF2 is back in the news with two new papers better-measuring the kinematics of its stars and GCs:https://t.co/CVcMdV3nCNhttps://t.co/pVaGgCbpum

I couldn't help but notice how similar DF2 is to the nearby Sagittarius dwarf

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— Justin Read (@ReadDark) January 16, 2019

17. One retweet per 78 followers:

Remarkably, a tape recorder was running to help them track their data, so there is *audio* of Cocke and Disney realizing that they were really observing an optical pulsar. This is what a moment of discovery sounds like: pic.twitter.com/NeiAYCoWuM

— Robert McNees (@mcnees) January 15, 2019

18. One retweet per 90 followers:

Today I have made a decision I've been thinking about for a while. From 2020 I will follow Plan S https://t.co/fjXUwGKo7T as an individual researcher, no matter where my funds come from. Potential co-authors, students and postdocs, be aware. Read about it https://t.co/dpgR726EaG

— Anxo SΓ‘nchez (@anxosan) January 17, 2019

19. One retweet per 92 followers:

There is a serious point here. Most students do not learn Greek in school anymore. You absolutely must *teach* the Greek alphabet as you introduce symbols. https://t.co/aSGJiu5rIr

— Dr Andrew Robinson (@AndrewR_Physics) January 13, 2019

20. One retweet per 93 followers:

I’m at a party where everyone is discussing the costs of their healthcare plans and I just...

...how can Americans pay this much to receive so little yet still think socialized healthcare is a bad idea?

I can’t even.

— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) January 13, 2019