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
 Katie Mack

(a.k.a. Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of airplane food
Melbourne, Australia, or not

7,546  19/day
 Peter Coles

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

2,334  11/day
 Jon Butterworth

UCL physics prof, works on LHC, writes (Guardian, & book #SmashingPhysics out soon) Personal account, occasional flippancy etc…
Mainly London & Geneva.

9,190  10/day
 Amanda Yoho

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

363  9/day
 Christine Corbett

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

2,235  8/day
 Julianne Dalcanton

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

1,363  6/day
 Jim Al-Khalili

Quantum physicist, author, broadcaster and humanist –

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

52,922  5/day
 Brian Cox

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

1,340,378  5/day
 Tony Padilla

‘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

2,021  5/day

Assistant professor of Physics at a university in Chicago. Co-creator of Willa Jane McNees. Tar Heel. My bride @komcnees writes books at

239  5/day
 Richard Easther

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.’

631  4/day
 Andrew Pontzen

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

2,042  4/day
 Andrés Gomberoff


4,531  4/day
 Kyle Cranmer

particle physics, collaborative statistical modeling, eScience, family man
New York

363  4/day
 Sean Carroll

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

27,795  4/day
 Frank Close

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

astronomy, inference, engineering,
New York City

1,423  3/day
 Richard Ruiz

Particle Theorist, Collider Phenomenologist, and Friendly Neighborhood
Physicist. #OwnViews
Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Earth

1,115  3/day
 Dave Goldberg

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.

1,673  2/day
 Brian Schmidt

An overly busy Cosmologist, Wine maker, Dad & Husband. 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Canberra Australia

7,754  2/day
 Ed Copeland

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

Particle physicist working in the ATLAS experiment at CERN LHC.

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

1,395  2/day
 Stacy McGaugh

Astrophysicist, cosmologist, philosopher, skeptic, and reluctant lizard king: hero to some; nightmare to others.
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

44  2/day

Elementary particle physicist & University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. Past Chair of the APS Division of Particles and Fields.

464  2/day
 Dr Adriana Caselotti

Particle Physicist & Space Enthusiast. Amateur astronomer.
New York

1,406  2/day
 Lisa Randall


Author of Warped Passages,

Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Higgs Discovery

9,892  2/day
 Frank Wilczek

Think, play, repeat

2,300  2/day
 Jason Kalirai

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

574  2/day
 Lawrence Krauss

Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Best-Selling Author, Science and Public Policy Advocate

70,010  2/day
 Daniel Doro Ferrante

Theoretical Physicist (hep-th, hep-lat, gr-qc, math-ph) :: All content is CC BY-NC-SA 3.0,
Providence, RI (USA)

1,560  1/day
 Mark G. Jackson

Theoretical physicist
Paris, France

227  1/day
 Michael Krämer

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

592  1/day
 Seth Zenz

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

1,752  1/day
 Tara Shears

Particle physicist

2,715  1/day
 Benoit Famaey

CNRS astrophysicist of Belgian nationality, working on galaxies’ dynamics, Observatoire Astronomique,
Université de Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg, France…

188  1/day
 Matthew Buckley

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

554  1/day
 Kate Shaw

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

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

3,722  1/day

Theoretical Particle Physicist
Menlo Park

293  1/day
 Albion Lawrence

Theoretical physicist and aspiring yak herder
Boston area…

137  1/day
 Dmitry Podolsky

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

2,753  1/day
 Sabine Hossenfelder

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

1,128  1/day
 James Bullock

Astrophysicist, Anteater, and Buckeye.
UC Irvine

566  1/day
 David Tsang

Astrophysicist at McGill/Caltech

186  1/day
 Andrew Jaffe

Astrophysics, cosmology and more

1,161  1.0/day
 Amedeo Balbi

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

3,070  0.9/day
 Roberto Trotta

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

35  0.9/day
 Janna Levin

Astrophysicist. Author.
New York City

1,154  0.9/day
 Josh McFayden

Particle physics researcher at UCL. Working on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, CERN.

278  0.8/day
 Bilge Demirköz

Particle physicist – Associate Professor at METU – Researcher at CERN – TED fellow – Parçacık fizikçisi – ODTÜ’de doçent – CERN’de araştırmacı -
Ankara, Istanbul, Geneva

1,630  0.8/day
 Peter Steinberg

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

1,398  0.7/day
 David Spergel

Astrophysicist at Princeton University
Princeton NJ

740  0.6/day
 Renee Hlozek

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

504  0.6/day
 Shaun Hotchkiss

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

173  0.6/day
 David Simmons-Duffin

Cambridge, MA

155  0.6/day
 Marcelo Gleiser

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

6,353  0.6/day
 John Asher Johnson

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

495  0.6/day
 R. Sekhar Chivukula

Professor of Physics and Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University.
MSU Physics and Astronomy

112  0.6/day
 Neal Weiner

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

666  0.5/day
 Phil Bull

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

119  0.5/day
 Zosia Krusberg

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

229  0.5/day
 Arttu Rajantie

Finnish theoretical cosmologist and particle physicist at @imperialcollege.
(These are my personal views and not those of Imperial College London.)
Reading, UK…

92  0.5/day
  Aidan Randle-Conde

Just a postdoc working at CERN, spreading the love!
CERN, Meryin, Switzerland

566  0.5/day
 Gianfranco Bertone

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

221  0.5/day
 Kevork Abazajian

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

84  0.5/day
 John Preskill

Caltech theoretical physicist
Pasadena, California

2,878  0.5/day
 Chris Quigg

Supercollider physicist · particle theorist · Higgsologist

691  0.4/day
 Jessie Shelton

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

128  0.4/day
 Cliff Burgess

Theoretical particle physicist and one helluva guy.

68  0.4/day
 Raquel H. Ribeiro

I’m a theoretical cosmologist. I like photography, ballet, outreach, smiling and laughing. That’s it!
Cambridge, UK / Cleveland, USA…

65  0.4/day
 Jan Pieter vd Schaar

Associate Professor University of Amsterdam – Coordinator Delta-Institute for Theoretical Physics – Interested in Quantum Gravity, String Theory and Cosmology
Around Amsterdam

188  0.4/day
 Pedro G Ferreira

Cosmologist and writer at the University of Oxford

151  0.4/day
 Sarah Bridle

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

417  0.3/day
 Raymond Volkas

Theoretical particle physicist at University of Melbourne, Australia. Plus other things.
Melbourne, Australia…

108  0.3/day
 John Terning

UC Davis particle physicist/family guy
Davis California

243  0.3/day
 Gordon Watts

Physics Prof, #UW, experimental particle physics #CERN #LHC #ATLAS

54  0.3/day
 Freya Blekman

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

248  0.3/day
  Maria Spiropulu

searching for new physics

797  0.3/day
 Risa Wechsler

astrophysicist at stanford university
San Francisco

242  0.3/day
 Risa Wechsler

astrophysicist at stanford university
San Francisco

242  0.3/day
 Matthew von Hippel

Twitter account for the blog 4gravitonsandagradstudent

111  0.2/day
 John Joseph Carrasco

Theoretical high-energy physicist, occasional cosmologist, and professional wrangler of multi-loop scattering amplitudes.

200  0.2/day
 Brian Greene

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

27,479  0.2/day
 Jorge Pullin

Physicist, motorcyclist, bagpiper, marathon runner, blogger, open access editor.
Baton Rouge, LA

214  0.2/day
 Pauline Gagnon

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

Astronomer and Physicist
Harvard University

261  0.1/day
 Maurizio Pierini

Particle hunter @LHC / vegan / sXe

23  0.1/day
 Jo Dunkley

Cosmologist at Oxford

594  0.1/day
 Laura Baudis

Experimental physicist (dark matter, neutrinos)
University of Zurich

78  0.1/day

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

947  0.1/day
 Jeffrey Forshaw

Particle physicist

2,802  0.1/day
 William Dawson

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

80  0.1/day
 Robbert Dijkgraaf

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

17,354  0.1/day
 Alan Heavens

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

151  0.1/day
 Erik Verlinde

I am a Theoretical Physicist at the University of Amsterdam. I work on string theory, gravity, cosmology and black holes.

1,766  <0.05/day
 daniel holz

Santa Fe, NM

178  <0.05/day
 Gerard ‘t Hooft

Theoretical Physicist

184  <0.05/day
 Lloyd Knox
13  <0.05/day
 James Wells

Physics Professor at University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

136  <0.05/day
 JoAnne Hewett
11  <0.05/day

particle physicist

53  <0.05/day
 Andreas Albrecht

Theoretical Physicist and Teacher
Davis, CA USA

39  <0.05/day

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