Particle physicists and cosmologists on Twitter, per Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll (@seanmcarroll) recently published a list of particle physicists and cosmologists on Twitter. Below is a snapshot of that list embellished with statistics and profile information and ordered by tweets/day, descending. Thanks to Sean for his consent to this presentation of his list.

All users below who have over 1,000 followers also appear in Physicists on Twitter and Astronomers on Twitter.

Data collected: 2014-03-01 16:15 UTC. Users listed: 102.

Twitter profile Twitter
followers  
Tweet
rate
 Katie Mack
 @AstroKatie

(a.k.a. Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of airplane food
Melbourne, Australia, or not
ph.unimelb.edu.au/~kmack/

7,546  19/day
 Peter Coles
 @telescoper

Theoretical astrophysicist (specialising in cosmology), as well as opera, jazz and crossword addict. Tweets in a personal capacity.
Brighton, England
telescoper.wordpress.com

2,334  11/day
 Jon Butterworth
 @jonmbutterworth

UCL physics prof, works on LHC, writes (Guardian, & book #SmashingPhysics out soon) Personal account, occasional flippancy etc…
Mainly London & Geneva.
hep.ucl.ac.uk/~jmb

9,190  10/day
 Amanda Yoho
 @mandaYoho

Graduate student in theoretical and computational cosmology, food and drink enthusiast, aspiring world traveler.
Cleveland, Ohio

363  9/day
 Christine Corbett
 @corbett

Astrophysics PhD student, Prof. Tech Entrepreneurship, MIT Alum. Dev bringing you @Circleof6app,@whispersystems iOS,@steamheavyind. Consigliere @TechLadyMafia.
Zürich, Switzerland
christinecorbettmoran.com

2,235  8/day
 Julianne Dalcanton
 @dalcantonJD

Astrophysicist at the University of Washington. Principal Investigator of the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury (PHAT).

1,363  6/day
 Jim Al-Khalili
 @jimalkhalili

Quantum physicist, author, broadcaster and humanist –

Nothing moves THROUGH space faster than light but space itself can stretch at any speed.
University of Surrey
jimal-khalili.com

52,922  5/day
 Brian Cox
 @ProfBrianCox

Ultra-naïve positivist-ish, although science can’t explain the existence of antipositivists
Manchester
apolloschildren.com

1,340,378  5/day
 Tony Padilla
 @DrTonyPadilla

‘when i grow up i want to play for liverpool. until then, i’ll do physics’ – Lecturer, researcher and occasional ranter. Views are my own (or my wife’s)
University of Nottingham
nottingham.ac.uk/~ppzap4/

2,021  5/day
 mcnees
 @mcnees

Assistant professor of Physics at a university in Chicago. Co-creator of Willa Jane McNees. Tar Heel. My bride @komcnees writes books at http://t.co/EJxlxuxv.
Chicago
about.me/mcnees

239  5/day
 Richard Easther
 @REasther

New Zealander, father and scientist, repatriated member of the Kiwi Diaspora. ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.’
excursionset.com

631  4/day
 Andrew Pontzen
 @apontzen

I do cosmology and piano. Employed by UCL, funded by the Royal Society. It’s not their fault when I talk nonsense, though.
London
cosmocrunch.co.uk

2,042  4/day
 Andrés Gomberoff
 @gomberoff

Physicist.
-33.448391,-70.601063
academicos.unab.cl/agomberoff/

4,531  4/day
 Kyle Cranmer
 @KyleCranmer

particle physics, collaborative statistical modeling, eScience, family man
New York
theoryandpractice.org

363  4/day
 Sean Carroll
 @seanmcarroll

Scientist, truth vigilante.

If the blind dudes just talked to each other, they would figure out it was an elephant before too long.
Los Angeles
preposterousuniverse.com

27,795  4/day
 Frank Close
 @closefrank

Physicist, author, broadcaster. Researching life of Bruno Pontecorvo: Mr Neutrino but was he also a spy? Answer next year in A Life of Two Halves
University of Oxford

2,579  3/day
 David W. Hogg
 @davidwhogg

astronomy, inference, engineering, http://t.co/HYVSoZcFTO
New York City
dwh.gg/dwhogg

1,423  3/day
 Richard Ruiz
 @bravelittlemuon

Particle Theorist, Collider Phenomenologist, and Friendly Neighborhood
Physicist. http://t.co/9dzYuNxPhh #OwnViews
Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Earth
home.fnal.gov/~rruiz/

1,115  3/day
 Dave Goldberg
 @askaphysicist

I’m a physicist, and I write! A User’s Guide to the Universe, (2010), The Universe in the Rearview Mirror (2013), and io9′s Ask a Physicist.
Philadelphia
usersguidetotheuniverse.com

1,673  2/day
 Brian Schmidt
 @cosmicpinot

An overly busy Cosmologist, Wine maker, Dad & Husband. 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Canberra Australia
msowww.anu.edu.au/~brian

7,754  2/day
 Ed Copeland
 @ProfEdCopeland

Particle cosmologist working on the Early Universe at the University of Nottingham. Views expressed are my own.
Nottingham, UK

10,369  2/day
 Marco Delmastro
 @marcodelmastro

Particle physicist working in the ATLAS experiment at CERN LHC.

Dad, reader, blogger, runner, climber, photographer, guitarist, cook, and more.
borborigmi.org

1,395  2/day
 Stacy McGaugh
 @DudeDarkmatter

Astrophysicist, cosmologist, philosopher, skeptic, and reluctant lizard king: hero to some; nightmare to others.
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
astroweb.case.edu/ssm/index.html

44  2/day
 chipbrock
 @chipbrock

Elementary particle physicist & University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. Past Chair of the APS Division of Particles and Fields.
42.741366,-84.498705
pa.msu.edu/~brock/

464  2/day
 Dr Adriana Caselotti
 @Adriana_Raven

Particle Physicist & Space Enthusiast. Amateur astronomer.
New York
public.web.cern.ch/public/

1,406  2/day
 Lisa Randall
 @lirarandall

Physicist,

Author of Warped Passages,

Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Higgs Discovery

9,892  2/day
 Frank Wilczek
 @FrankWilczek

Think, play, repeat

2,300  2/day
 Jason Kalirai
 @JasonKalirai

Canadian-born NASA Astrophysicist. JWST Project Scientist, BIG fan of Hubble, WFIRST, & LSST. HUGE Dallas Cowboys football fan. Father of 3. Tweets are my own.
Ellicott City, MD
jasonkalirai.com

574  2/day
 Lawrence Krauss
 @LKrauss1

Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Best-Selling Author, Science and Public Policy Advocate
krauss.faculty.asu.edu

70,010  2/day
 Daniel Doro Ferrante
 @arsphysica

Theoretical Physicist (hep-th, hep-lat, gr-qc, math-ph) :: All content is CC BY-NC-SA 3.0, http://t.co/ixpQbLIY
Providence, RI (USA)
about.me/danieldf

1,560  1/day
 Mark G. Jackson
 @physicsjackson

Theoretical physicist
Paris, France
physicsjackson.com

227  1/day
 Michael Krämer
 @mikraemer

I’m a professor for theoretical particle physics at RWTH Aachen University. Interested in LHC, Higgs, SUSY, dark matter and philosophy of science.
Aachen, Germany
web.physik.rwth-aachen.de/~mkraemer/

592  1/day
 Seth Zenz
 @sethzenz

They call me Dr. Zenz. Particle physicist working at @CERN for @Princeton on the @CMSExperiment. I blog for @USLHC at @quantum_diaries. Married to @CuratorPolly
Geneva, Switzerland
cern.ch/sethzenz

1,752  1/day
 Tara Shears
 @TaraShears

Particle physicist

2,715  1/day
 Benoit Famaey
 @darth_ben

CNRS astrophysicist of Belgian nationality, working on galaxies’ dynamics, Observatoire Astronomique,
Université de Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg, France
astro.unistra.fr/recherche/equi…

188  1/day
 Matthew Buckley
 @physicsmatt

Theoretical physicist. Research faculty at Rutgers. I work on dark matter, BSM physics, and LHC phenomenology.

554  1/day
 Kate Shaw
 @KateShawOnline

Particle Physicist working on LHC, interested in international sustainable development, science outreach and fostering physics in developing countries
CERN, Geneva – ICTP, Trieste

132  1/day
 Matt Strassler
 @MattStrassler

Theoretical physicist studying particles and strings; interpreting science for the public. Following the Large Hadron Collider closely.
NYC
profmattstrassler.com

3,722  1/day
 Jay
 @JayWacker

Theoretical Particle Physicist
Menlo Park
quora.com/Jay-Wacker

293  1/day
 Albion Lawrence
 @albionlawrence

Theoretical physicist and aspiring yak herder
Boston area
brandeis.edu/departments/ph…

137  1/day
 Dmitry Podolsky
 @dpodolsky

Professional theoretical physicist blogging about cutting edge science/research
Helsinki, Finland
nonequilibrium.net

2,753  1/day
 Sabine Hossenfelder
 @skdh

Theoretical physicist, blogger, twin mommy. I’m your hell, I’m your dream, I’m nothing in between.
Sweden
backreaction.blogspot.com

1,128  1/day
 James Bullock
 @jbprime

Astrophysicist, Anteater, and Buckeye.
UC Irvine
physics.uci.edu/~bullock/

566  1/day
 David Tsang
 @DrDa5id

Astrophysicist at McGill/Caltech

186  1/day
 Andrew Jaffe
 @defjaf

Astrophysics, cosmology and more
London
andrewjaffe.net/blog

1,161  1.0/day
 Amedeo Balbi
 @amedeo_balbi

I study the universe & tell stories about it
Roma, Italy
amedeobalbi.it

3,070  0.9/day
 Roberto Trotta
 @R_Trotta

Astrophysicist, science communicator, author, statistical consultant, Bayesian, foodie, long-distance runner.
London
robertotrotta.com

35  0.9/day
 Janna Levin
 @JannaLevin

Astrophysicist. Author.
New York City
jannalevin.com

1,154  0.9/day
 Josh McFayden
 @JoshMcFayden

Particle physics researcher at UCL. Working on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, CERN.
London
cern.ch/mcfayden/

278  0.8/day
 Bilge Demirköz
 @BilgeDemirkoz

Particle physicist – Associate Professor at METU – Researcher at CERN – TED fellow – Parçacık fizikçisi – ODTÜ’de doçent – CERN’de araştırmacı -
Ankara, Istanbul, Geneva
demirkoz.web.cern.ch/demirkoz/

1,630  0.8/day
 Peter Steinberg
 @steinber

Physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (studying hot, dense matter with the ATLAS experiment at the CERN LHC), recovering blogger, Brooklyner, dad
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
entropybound.blogspot.com

1,398  0.7/day
 David Spergel
 @DavidSpergel

Astrophysicist at Princeton University
Princeton NJ
astro.princeton.edu/~dns

740  0.6/day
 Renee Hlozek
 @reneehlozek

South African cosmologist-and-singer-in-training currently living in the US, as a TED Fellow.
Princeton, United States
reneehlozek.moonfruit.com

504  0.6/day
 Shaun Hotchkiss
 @just_shaun

Physicist at University of Sussex. Grew up in New Zealand. Research field is cosmology and the early universe.
Brighton
trenchesofdiscovery.blogspot.com

173  0.6/day
 David Simmons-Duffin
 @davidsd

Cambridge, MA
davidsd.org

155  0.6/day
 Marcelo Gleiser
 @MGleiser

Theoretical physicist and natural philosopher, professor at Dartmouth College, essayist an writer, author of A Tear at the Edge of Creation, blogger for NPR
Hanover, NH
dartmouth.edu/~mgleiser

6,353  0.6/day
 John Asher Johnson
 @astrojohnjohn

Sayer of words, typist of things, one who professes professionally, figurer of things out, player of basketball, abuser of language
Pasadena, CA
mahalonottrash.blogspot.com

495  0.6/day
 R. Sekhar Chivukula
 @sekharchivukula

Professor of Physics and Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University.
MSU Physics and Astronomy
pa.msu.edu/~sekhar/

112  0.6/day
 Neal Weiner
 @NealWeiner

Physicist / dark matter aficionado.

The great tragedy of Science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. -Thomas Huxley & Oliver Wendell Jones
New York City
cosmo.nyu.edu/~nealw/

666  0.5/day
 Phil Bull
 @philipbull

Postdoc in theoretical cosmology at the University of Oslo.
Oslo, Norway
philbull.wordpress.com

119  0.5/day
 Zosia Krusberg
 @zosiakrusberg

particle physicist, cosmologist, and astrophysicist at vassar college. meditation practitioner in the lineage of chögyam trungpa rinpoche.
New York, NY
zosiakrusberg.com

229  0.5/day
 Arttu Rajantie
 @ArttuRajantie

Finnish theoretical cosmologist and particle physicist at @imperialcollege.
(These are my personal views and not those of Imperial College London.)
Reading, UK
imperial.ac.uk/people/a.rajan…

92  0.5/day
  Aidan Randle-Conde
 @aidanatcern

Just a postdoc working at CERN, spreading the love!
CERN, Meryin, Switzerland
aidanatcern.wordpress.com

566  0.5/day
 Gianfranco Bertone
 @gfbertone

Astroparticle Physicist at the U. of Amsterdam. Dark Matter hunter. Author of ‘Behind the Scenes of the Universe – from the Higgs to Dark Matter’
Amsterdam, NL
gianfrancobertone.net

221  0.5/day
 Kevork Abazajian
 @kevaba

Professor of Physics & Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

84  0.5/day
 John Preskill
 @preskill

Caltech theoretical physicist
Pasadena, California
theory.caltech.edu/~preskill

2,878  0.5/day
 Chris Quigg
 @chrisquigg

Supercollider physicist · particle theorist · Higgsologist
Batavia
lutece.fnal.gov

691  0.4/day
 Jessie Shelton
 @jsheltino

occasional particle physics, music, and bitter whining about mass transit.
U Illinois Urbana-Champaign

128  0.4/day
 Cliff Burgess
 @CburgesCliff

Theoretical particle physicist and one helluva guy.
physwww.mcmaster.ca/~cburgess

68  0.4/day
 Raquel H. Ribeiro
 @RaquelHRibeiro

I’m a theoretical cosmologist. I like photography, ballet, outreach, smiling and laughing. That’s it!
Cambridge, UK / Cleveland, USA
damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/r.ribeiro…

65  0.4/day
 Jan Pieter vd Schaar
 @jpschaar

Associate Professor University of Amsterdam – Coordinator Delta-Institute for Theoretical Physics – Interested in Quantum Gravity, String Theory and Cosmology
Around Amsterdam
staff.science.uva.nl/~jpschaar/

188  0.4/day
 Pedro G Ferreira
 @PedroTGFerreira

Cosmologist and writer at the University of Oxford
Oxford
pedroferreira.co.uk

151  0.4/day
 Sarah Bridle
 @sarahbridle

Cosmologist at University College London working mainly on cosmic shear lensing with the Dark Energy Survey
London
sarahbridle.net

417  0.3/day
 Raymond Volkas
 @RVolkas

Theoretical particle physicist at University of Melbourne, Australia. Plus other things.
Melbourne, Australia
findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person…

108  0.3/day
 John Terning
 @jterning

UC Davis particle physicist/family guy
Davis California
particle.physics.ucdavis.edu/blog/

243  0.3/day
 Gordon Watts
 @SeattleGordon

Physics Prof, #UW, experimental particle physics #CERN #LHC #ATLAS
Seattle
gordonwatts.wordpress.com

54  0.3/day
 Freya Blekman
 @freyablekman

pondering particle physicist at CERN (CMS experiment). Also likes gaming, but haz no skillz. Expect a lot of general interest posts (=physics &society) here.
cern.ch/freya.blekman

248  0.3/day
  Maria Spiropulu
 @MariaSpiropulu

searching for new physics
LA/GVA
about.me/smaria

797  0.3/day
 Risa Wechsler
 @RisaWechsler

astrophysicist at stanford university
San Francisco
risa.stanford.edu

242  0.3/day
 Risa Wechsler
 @RisaWechsler

astrophysicist at stanford university
San Francisco
risa.stanford.edu

242  0.3/day
 Matthew von Hippel
 @4gravitons

Twitter account for the blog 4gravitonsandagradstudent
…ravitonsandagradstudent.wordpress.com

111  0.2/day
 John Joseph Carrasco
 @jjmc

Theoretical high-energy physicist, occasional cosmologist, and professional wrangler of multi-loop scattering amplitudes.
Stanford
stanford.edu/~jjmc

200  0.2/day
 Brian Greene
 @bgreene

Physicist, Author, Co-founder World Science Festival
New York, NY
briangreene.org

27,479  0.2/day
 Jorge Pullin
 @jorgepullin

Physicist, motorcyclist, bagpiper, marathon runner, blogger, open access editor.
Baton Rouge, LA
phys.lsu.edu/faculty/pullin

214  0.2/day
 Pauline Gagnon
 @GagnonPauline

I’m a particle physicist working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, looking for dark matter when not running around or hiking somewhere
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

2,251  0.2/day
 Douglas P Finkbeiner
 @DPFink

Astronomer and Physicist
Harvard University
nebel.rc.fas.harvard.edu/dfink/

261  0.1/day
 Maurizio Pierini
 @xmpierinix

Particle hunter @LHC / vegan / sXe

23  0.1/day
 Jo Dunkley
 @j_dunkley

Cosmologist at Oxford
Oxford
www-astro.physics.ox.ac.uk/~Dunkley/

594  0.1/day
 Laura Baudis
 @lbaudis

Experimental physicist (dark matter, neutrinos)
University of Zurich

78  0.1/day
 Jester
 @Resonaances

Resonaances is a blog about particle physics. Jester is a nom de plume of the Parisian physicist Adam Falkowski.
Paris
resonaances.blogspot.com

947  0.1/day
 Jeffrey Forshaw
 @jrf1968

Particle physicist
hep.manchester.ac.uk/u/forshaw/

2,802  0.1/day
 William Dawson
 @dawson_william

Cosmology Postdoc at LLNL & UC Davis, working on weighing the universe.
LLNL – UC Davis
dawsonresearch.com

80  0.1/day
 Robbert Dijkgraaf
 @RHDijkgraaf

Mathematical physics, string theory, science outreach, education & policy. Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.
Princeton, NJ
robbertdijkgraaf.com

17,354  0.1/day
 Alan Heavens
 @AlanHeavens

Cosmologist at Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology. Lives in the corridor of uncertainty.
Imperial College, London

151  0.1/day
 Erik Verlinde
 @erikverlinde

I am a Theoretical Physicist at the University of Amsterdam. I work on string theory, gravity, cosmology and black holes.
Amsterdam
staff.science.uva.nl/~erikv/

1,766  <0.05/day
 daniel holz
 @decohere

Cosmologist
Santa Fe, NM
danielholz.com

178  <0.05/day
 Gerard ‘t Hooft
 @gthooft

Theoretical Physicist

184  <0.05/day
 Lloyd Knox
 @LloydEKnox
13  <0.05/day
 James Wells
 @jwellsX

Physics Professor at University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
scholardox.com

136  <0.05/day
 JoAnne Hewett
 @JoAnneHewett
11  <0.05/day
 jlykken
 @jlykken

particle physicist
Chicago
home.fnal.gov/~lykken

53  <0.05/day
 Andreas Albrecht
 @AlbrechtPhysics

Theoretical Physicist and Teacher
Davis, CA USA
albrecht.ucdavis.edu

39  <0.05/day

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