Physicists' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2018-May-24 13:25 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 3 followers:

Let's talk the so-called need to "get women interested in science". The thing is: we *are* interested (HELLO 🙋‍♀️). We're everywhere. That isn't the problem. The problem is *keeping us here*. Creating a safe environment for women, esp. women of color, is the problem.

— Sophia Nasr (@Astropartigirl) May 20, 2018

2. One retweet per 7 followers:

Here’s something weird to wrap up your Sunday evening. In 1981, Dragon magazine published AD&D character stats for Bugs Bunny (15th level illusionist) and other cartoon characters. pic.twitter.com/INMlLDzjxw

— Robert McNees (@mcnees) May 21, 2018

3. One retweet per 14 followers:

Timelineda herkes Dolar Euro diyor. Biliyorum pedantik olacak ama Dolar, Euro, Pound yükselmiyor. Onların değerleri az çok sabit. Değer kaybeden Lira, hem de çok ciddi bir değer kaybı - ama şimdi de değil sadece, uzun süredir boyle bu, epey tutarli olarak hatta. Okuyun bakalım:

— Mete Atature (@MeteAtature) May 23, 2018

4. One retweet per 34 followers:

Incredible chart. Take mortality statistics & subtract infectious disease. You see: (a) in the twentieth century we largely defeated infectious disease in the US (arguably the biggest achievement of 20C); and (b) little else we did in medicine affected mortality. via @patrickc pic.twitter.com/k2DAtPoEz8

— michael_nielsen (@michael_nielsen) May 21, 2018

5. One retweet per 36 followers:

Quick update: I reached the summit of #Everest at 0430 this morning (local time) in time to watch the sunrise. I was the first up so had the place to myself. I'm now on my way back down. #EverestStories pic.twitter.com/bpWxS3Xhve

— Melanie Windridge (@m_windridge) May 21, 2018

6. One retweet per 39 followers:

So far in 2018, nearly twice as many people have been killed in schools than in the military.https://t.co/Z9MFpIoS0y

— Robert McNees (@mcnees) May 18, 2018

7. One retweet per 40 followers:

A photo of me having reached the summit of #Everest. I got back to base camp safely yesterday. More on the #scienceofthesummit to follow soon. #EverestStories pic.twitter.com/uQnOw3MN3H

— Melanie Windridge (@m_windridge) May 23, 2018

8. One retweet per 55 followers:

Wow, this tweet is going viral! I should make some comment about it? I guess I will say that when I graduated from Harvard my dad toasted me and said, "You've been given a lot of power. Now use it wisely." So, I'm trying. Jared isn't. https://t.co/7tFbwj1epj

— Shuri Dirty Computer Prescod-Weinstein🙅🏽‍♀️ 🇧🇧 (@IBJIYONGI) May 20, 2018

9. One retweet per 68 followers:

Mathematicians disprove conjecture made to prevent the Einstein equations from becoming Indeterministic inside black holes. https://t.co/nUNWQ7SYrC via @QuantaMagazine

— Erik Verlinde (@erikverlinde) May 21, 2018

10. One retweet per 72 followers:

Oxford University—more than 1 in 4 of its colleges did not admit a single black British student every year between 2015 and 2017: https://t.co/jvWFwJd5n6

— Graham Farmelo (@grahamfarmelo) May 23, 2018

11. One retweet per 78 followers:

I remade @gemmacorrell’s @guardian weekend illustration for my @Science_Grrl squad. ✌🏽 #WomenInSTEM x #SciArt pic.twitter.com/qdYBTdc9wH

— Dr Jess Wade 👩🏻‍🔬 (@jesswade) May 23, 2018

12. One retweet per 80 followers:

My friend @DrEugeniaCheng is giving public lectures in Australia! The mathematician Ross Street took this photo. Her slide says "Category theory is the logical study of the logical study of how logical things work." Yeah! Don't fear abstraction - love it! pic.twitter.com/YRkvm47Wln

— John Carlos Baez (@johncarlosbaez) May 23, 2018

13. One retweet per 82 followers:

Have you been hearing about https://t.co/8dUNlgzBNK and how it lets others run your code without having to install stuff locally? A bit lost with all the moving parts, how to set it up, where the docs are? Follow this thread!

— Tim Head (@betatim) May 19, 2018

14. One retweet per 85 followers:


No. Just no.

Can we take a Time Out on the frankly bizarre attempts to shoehorn sciencey-sounding nonsense into climate change denial until we don’t need to constantly debunk volcano myths? https://t.co/JoZcqfEkTU

— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) May 17, 2018

15. One retweet per 89 followers:

İnsan saçının yüzde biri inceliğinde bir elmas telini gitar teli gibi gerdiğimizde içinde barındırdığı elmas kusurlarının kuantum özelliklerini daha uzun kaybetmeden tutabildiklerini gösterdiğimiz Harvard ile ortak çalışmamız bugün yayınlandı! 🎸 https://t.co/6in8TP8gAC

— Mete Atature (@MeteAtature) May 22, 2018

16. One retweet per 90 followers:

Now that we're (very slowly) moving away from the "women can't do science" narrative, it's become "we need to get women interested in science". There's *always* an excuse other than the truth, which is that the climate makes it difficult to keep women here.

— Sophia Nasr (@Astropartigirl) May 20, 2018

17. One retweet per 92 followers:

My book with @JacobBiamonte is out! Learn how quantum ideas like Feynman diagrams can be applied to population biology! Learn how Petri nets let you do computation with chemistry! Plus, it's got a cartoon of me pulling a rabbit out of a hat. https://t.co/gxXYKl4Eo7 pic.twitter.com/T2OKHDkjwn

— John Carlos Baez (@johncarlosbaez) May 17, 2018

18. One retweet per 104 followers:

Brilliant women have left the field, because this field (physics and astronomy specifically) won't get its shit together with sexual harassment. I know of many instances in physics and astronomy as well as engineering, but this is true for all STEM fields (feel free to share any)

— Sophia Nasr (@Astropartigirl) May 20, 2018

19. One retweet per 105 followers:

I just backed the Cities at Night project, do you want to back it too? Your donation will help citizen scientists convert astronaut photographs into useful data about #lightpollution. https://t.co/cBymu1dagm

— Christopher Kyba (@skyglowberlin) May 22, 2018

20. One retweet per 107 followers:


Microplastics found amongst fish eggs in remote fjord in northern Norwayhttps://t.co/8zbsd26Ki1@cjblondel @JorgeBabul @GaboTuitero pic.twitter.com/vvnjfqdlsv

— Lautaro Vergara (@VergaraLautaro) May 21, 2018