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Physicists' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2023-Feb-04 14:57 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 27 followers:

colleague: can you supervise a student's Modern Particle Physics independent study this semester? Just don't use it as inspiration for overly niche memes

me: I hear you loud and clear

also me: pic.twitter.com/MWWfBuGHRu

— Dennis V. Perepelitsa 🇺🇦🇺🇲 (@profdvp) February 3, 2023

2. One retweet per 28 followers:

Morgenavond sluit na #Doel3 ook #Tihange2 definitief.
Je mag er uiteraard van vinden wat je wil, maar het vervangen van deze twee kernreactoren door #wind en #zon zal een gelijkaardige inspanning vragen als alles wat er nu is aan wind en zon (!). #kernuitstap pic.twitter.com/epK7APEb4B

— Philippe Smet @[email protected] (@pfsmet) January 30, 2023

3. One retweet per 46 followers:


John von Neumann and Quantum Mechanics

In the fall 1926, the young John von Neumann (he was 23yo then) arrived in Göttingen to take up his duties as Hilbert’s assistant. These were the hectic years during which quantum mechanics was developing


— Lautaro Vergara🏑 🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘 (@VergaraLautaro) February 1, 2023

4. One retweet per 53 followers:

My undergraduate research student submitted an application to the graduate program, with me as the desired supervisor, and asked me to write a recommendation letter. Which means I am writing a recommendation letter to... myself.

— Barak Shoshany ⚡ (@BarakShoshany) January 30, 2023

5. One retweet per 72 followers:

As my day comes to a close, I ask myself, did I do everything possible I set out to do? Peace at sunset, with its #cosmic #dance and the #Natraj promising a new day! I had to stop!
Guess where? pic.twitter.com/mT1lixWVQe

— Archana Sharma CERN (@archanasharmagv) January 31, 2023

6. One retweet per 73 followers:

Last summer, @preskill and I worked with an amazing undergrad, Laura Lewis.

She proved that an ML algo in our recent paper on @ScienceMagazine can be exponentially improved:
Reducing the sample complexity from a large poly(n) to only log(n)!

See https://t.co/lU5HRyhSTR 🧵1/7 pic.twitter.com/oObMrTBvUL

— Hsin-Yuan (Robert) Huang (@RobertHuangHY) January 31, 2023

7. One retweet per 76 followers:

mathematics is neither discovered nor invented. it's hunted.

— physicist (@FinitePhysicist) January 28, 2023

8. One retweet per 85 followers:

hm must have missed this meeting pic.twitter.com/IRz0nEBTME

— Cari Cesarotti (@caridoesphysics) February 1, 2023

9. One retweet per 85 followers:

Las sanciones para un estudiante están normadas en el artículo 95 del estatuto de la USAC. Expulsión es la más estricta de todas. ¿Por qué votaron por la amonestación más severa? pic.twitter.com/zAQbIUhE1f

— Enrique Pazos (@enriquepazos) January 28, 2023

10. One retweet per 91 followers:

Interested in 1 of the 5 Phd + 5 Postdoc positions (flexible starting date) on the topic of correlated quantum matter, quantum simulation and tensor networks under supervision of J. Haegeman, @k_vanacoleyen and @fverstraete? Send CV + motivation letter to [email protected]

— Frank Verstraete (@fverstraete) February 2, 2023

11. One retweet per 94 followers:

Senior physicists like myself never ASK younger physicists to use FORTRAN, we merely passively aggressively tut and raise our eyebrows when we find out how long their python takes to run... https://t.co/Rv1h3CR4ll

— Malcolm Fairbairn (@malcfairbairn) February 3, 2023

12. One retweet per 97 followers:

Con Javier Santaolalla @JaSantaolalla pic.twitter.com/uRzsu8tfLI

— Miguel Alcubierre (@malcubierre) February 3, 2023

13. One retweet per 99 followers:

British unis think they’re world class and yet they haven’t delivered staff a real term pay rise in 13 years, while cutting our pensions every few years. It’s a world class scandal. Well done UUK and UCEA. Top of the rankings for ruining our students’ education. @ucu @uonucu

— Tony Padilla 🌹 #JFT97 Don’t buy the S*n 🌹 (@DrTonyPadilla) February 1, 2023

14. One retweet per 104 followers:

Indeed. pic.twitter.com/iYJqDJj4Q8

— James West (@ejwwest) February 2, 2023

15. One retweet per 108 followers:

International grad students in the US:

Read on for a guide courtesy of @astrogandhi @ITrierweiler @katestoreyfish @abigail_j_leehttps://t.co/FlUnkeCsaF

— Dr. Luna Z 🌙 (@cosmoloony) January 29, 2023

16. One retweet per 108 followers:

My baby @STEMLGBTQYou, the UK Regional Conference for @OUTinSTEM has been name one of the top 10 best places to celebrate LGBTQ+ history month by the @guardian 🎉So if you haven't signed up yet what are you wait for?🥰 https://t.co/ndjcC6ifyR

— Avery Cunningham 🏳️‍🌈⚛️🏳️‍⚧️ (@nuqueerengineer) January 31, 2023

17. One retweet per 127 followers:

'The crisis in particle physics'

My opinion on the crisis in particle physics or fundamental physics more broadly.

(longer than it looks like ) 🧵1/20

— Martin Bauer (@martinmbauer) January 29, 2023

18. One retweet per 153 followers:

Una universidad que no acepta el disenso es una institución de adoctrinamiento. Una autoridad máxima que silencia a sus opositores es un tribunal inquisidor. Qué bajo hemos caído. #CamiloNoEstaSolo pic.twitter.com/nSYejzZYxB

— Enrique Pazos (@enriquepazos) January 31, 2023

19. One retweet per 163 followers:

I have a lot on my mind. One thought is that a fatal (intentional) flaw of DEI is that, as an enterprise, it assumes (demands) that marginalized people only want to be “successful” in an unchanged system and will uphold the system as long as “success” seems possible.

— Doc McStephins 👩🏾‍🔬💜 (@ThePurplePage) January 29, 2023

20. One retweet per 165 followers:

A🧵about a fundamental question in holography that recently gained attention and which I consider to be profound.

One way to think of AdS/CFT is to say that a conformal field theory in d dimensions can be seen as describing gravity (Einstein's equations) in d+1 dimensions.

— Thomas Van Riet (@ThomasVanRiet2) February 1, 2023