Physicists' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2020-Sep-21 13:23 UTC. Entries: 20. Based on tweets of Physicists on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

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

1. One retweet per 1 followers:

You can measure the speed of light at home using just a microwave and a bar of chocolate! pic.twitter.com/9kyZM45uNY

— David Berardo (@CentrlPotential) September 20, 2020

2. One retweet per 12 followers:

El Ku-Klux-Klan acusa Rosa Parks de voler judicialitzar el conflicte racial. Detenir-la era absolutament innecessari si hagués complert la llei i no s'hagués assegut al seient dels blancs dins del bus. pic.twitter.com/b4ZSNCCGyT

— [ David d'Ent.🎗#JoSócCDR ] (@denterd) September 19, 2020

3. One retweet per 15 followers:

While todays announcement is super exciting, I think it's really important to not go around shouting "We found life on Venus". It's difficult to explain how you get phosphine without a biological source. This is NOT the same as saying "phosphine 100% indicates life"

— David Berardo (@CentrlPotential) September 14, 2020

4. One retweet per 18 followers:

Random physics things that sound fake but aren't:
• quantum teleportation is a real thing
• electrons in a wire travel at less than 1 m/s
• 𝒊^𝒊 is real (≈0.208)
• you can make 4-dimensional lattices in a lab
• your head ages faster than your feet

— Ben Bartlett (@bencbartlett) September 16, 2020

5. One retweet per 21 followers:

I'm happy to announce a new project, called Netzschleuder: https://t.co/SnBeOc5Pdk

This is a network data catalogue and repository. It currently contains 257 datasets totaling 3,916 individual networks (94,956 if you include a big @openstreetmap trove).
1/5 pic.twitter.com/s51S5DrvUT

— Tiago Peixoto (@tiagopeixoto) September 17, 2020

6. One retweet per 32 followers:

If you remove the turntable, the standing wave will heat up certain spots of the chocolate, at half the wavelength. If you measure the distance, double to get the wavelength, and get the frequency from the microwave, you can calculate the speed of light (to 98% accuracy!)

— David Berardo (@CentrlPotential) September 20, 2020

7. One retweet per 35 followers:

لإمارات الخير والعطاء أهدي نجاحي.. #خليفة_بن_زايد @HHShkMohd @MohamedBinZayed @HazzaBinZayed @HHMansoor pic.twitter.com/kx1JppBOQ1

— Ahmed Almheiri (@AlmheiriAE) September 14, 2020

8. One retweet per 36 followers:

Just in time for #netsci2020, a new version of graph-tool has been released! https://t.co/fZTRrRruXD

Single line installation:

anaconda ⤵️
conda create --name gt -c conda-forge graph-tool

homebrew ⤵️
brew install graph-tool

debian/ubuntu ⤵️
apt-get install python3-graph-tool pic.twitter.com/m52lyKOsu6

— Tiago Peixoto (@tiagopeixoto) September 17, 2020

9. One retweet per 38 followers:

I don't really appreciate the honesty, though. It's like congratulating a burglar because they say, "Hey man. You had some nice stuff, so I took it." We know why they did it. It's just that society and government can't function if everything is done in bad faith.

— Dave Goldberg (@askaphysicist) September 20, 2020

10. One retweet per 39 followers:

Astronomers couldn't keep *phosphine* secret for a weekend and yet there are still people out there who believe that the Earth being ~spherical is a major conspiracy 🤣

— Dr. Claire Lee 🏳️‍🌈 🇿🇦 in 🇨🇵 (@Claire_Lee) September 14, 2020

11. One retweet per 42 followers:

Hoy es el cumpleaños de la patria, pero solo de la patria del criollo.

— Enrique Pazos (@enriquepazos) September 15, 2020

12. One retweet per 44 followers:

The Voyager 1 spacecraft, 7.25 million miles away and speeding towards Jupiter, looked homeward #OTD in 1977 and captured the first picture of the entire Earth and Moon together in the same frame.
Image: NASA / JPL pic.twitter.com/E8MJkamPUd

— Robert McNees (@mcnees) September 18, 2020

13. One retweet per 49 followers:

Si crees que la primera foto es desarrollo y la segunda es ecológica eres la razón por la que el país no avanza. https://t.co/XQ7aaVuTag

— Enrique Pazos (@enriquepazos) September 17, 2020

14. One retweet per 54 followers:

'Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control ...

Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.'

-Albert Einstein pic.twitter.com/qqc2htRrvd

— Paul Halpern (@phalpern) September 20, 2020

15. One retweet per 54 followers:

Cada día mueren niños desnutridos, violan mujeres, no hay acceso al agua, a la salud, a la educación, ni al empleo.

Pero lo bueno es que hay independencia.

...y desde hace 199 años.

— Enrique Pazos (@enriquepazos) September 14, 2020

16. One retweet per 54 followers:

Incidentally this is also why microwaves kinda suck at heating up food evenly and you get hot and cold spots!

— David Berardo (@CentrlPotential) September 20, 2020

17. One retweet per 63 followers:

Presa Diretta si imbarca decisamente nel mercanteggio della paura. Lo studio citato è allo stadio di "pre-print" e non è ancora stato soggetto alla peer-review. Non è stato trovato il virus attivo ma solo alcuni geni specifici e non infettivi. La conclusione è falsa. https://t.co/xFHIvNMmrb

— Federico Ronchetti (@f_ronchetti) September 16, 2020

18. One retweet per 66 followers:

1/ Ho potuto leggere alcune parti del libro di Gunter Pauli. E' difficile trovare un solo periodo che non sia invalidato da una qualche disciplina scientifica conosciuta.

— Federico Ronchetti (@f_ronchetti) September 19, 2020

19. One retweet per 67 followers:

Asking anyone to “not be political” right now is asking them to remove themselves from humanity and be indifferent to the lives of others.

— Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) September 19, 2020

20. One retweet per 67 followers:

What on earth did Whitty say? He looks furious. Hancock looks like he's seen a ghost, Johnson looks like his parentage has been called into question, and Cummings looks like someone's smacked him in the face with a frying pan.

— Dr Heather Williams (@alrightPET) September 18, 2020