Physicists on Twitter

List of physicists who have over 1,000 Twitter followers. Tweet additions and comments to @Lucretius21c. This list is available in the Twitter list system.

For popular recent tweets of those listed here, see Top Tweets by Physicists.

Content last updated: 2014-09-01 09:00 UTC. Users listed: 94.

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 Brian Cox
 @ProfBrianCox

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

1,435,935  5/day
 Dr. Michio Kaku
 @michiokaku

Official Twitter of Theoretical Physicist, Famed Futurist, Bestselling Author, On-Air Personality, and Public Speaker, Dr. Michio Kaku.
New York, NY – USA
mkaku.org

304,491  0.6/day
 Lawrence M. Krauss
 @LKrauss1

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

95,977  2/day
 Henry Reich
 @minutephysics

Cool science videos! Trying to get people excited about learnin’

email: minutephysics [at] gmail [dot] com
Minnesota… for now
youtube.com/minutephysics

83,564  4/day
 Jim Al-Khalili
 @jimalkhalili

Physicist, author, broadcaster and humanist — The Universe doesn’t have a purpose, free will is an illusion, and quantum physics is beautiful. Now you know me.
University of Surrey
jimal-khalili.com

59,822  5/day
 Principia Marsupia
 @pmarsupia

Blogger en http://t.co/HcfT8c2dWY y http://t.co/e8oRbdRuK2 Doctor en física teórica (Nombre: Alberto Sicilia)
En Gaza
principiamarsupia.com

41,597  7/day
 Brian Greene
 @bgreene

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

38,116  0.2/day
 Derek Muller
 @veritasium

An element of truth – the science video blog from atoms to astrophysics.
Sydney
veritasium.com

37,519  3/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

33,008  4/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

18,261  0.1/day
 Deborah Berebichez
 @debbiebere

A physicist with a deep passion for communicating science to the masses. Secondary life as philosopher and actor. Made in Mexico.
NYC
iridescentlearning.org/programs/techn…

13,067  3/day
 Lisa Randall
 @lirarandall

Physicist,

Author of Warped Passages,

Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Higgs Discovery

11,648  2/day
 Jon Butterworth
 @jonmbutterworth

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

10,113  10/day
 Athene Donald
 @AtheneDonald

Physics Professor Cambridge, researching interface with biology; University gender equality champion; Master-elect @ChurchillCol; all comments personal
Cambridge, UK
occamstypewriter.org/athenedonald

8,996  6/day
 Andrew Jones
 @AboutPhysics

http://t.co/28BfTC9nFY Physics Expert, author of String Theory for Dummies
Indiana
physics.about.com

8,206  3/day
 Marcelo Gleiser
 @MGleiser

Theoretical physicist and natural philosopher, professor at Dartmouth College, writer, author of The Island of Knowledge, blogger for NPR, Spartan racer
Hanover, NH
marcelogleiser.com

7,317  0.7/day
 Francis Villatoro
 @emulenews

Informático, físico, doctor en matemáticas y divulgador científico; en mi blog practico el arte de hacer fácil lo difícil, aunque no siempre lo logro.
Málaga, España
francis.naukas.com

7,210  27/day
 michael_nielsen
 @michael_nielsen

scientist; writer; programmer; author of Reinventing Discovery: the New Era of Networked Science
Toronto
michaelnielsen.org

6,582  1/day
 Matthew R. Francis
 @DrMRFrancis

You can’t get me to shut up about physics and astronomy. Director of CosmoAcademy (http://t.co/2uctMSUwch), jaunty hat-wearer. Will science for food.
Cleveland, Ohio
bowlerhatscience.org

6,502  53/day
 Sarah Kavassalis
 @sc_k

Permanent student of the physical sciences. Too at home in swamps and forests for my own good. Marfanoid. Cat mom to @FelisKlein.
The Grand Hotel, Canada

5,883  13/day
 Arturo Quirantes
 @elprofedefisica

Físico (de película) y profesor (de cine), internauta y granaíno. Por lo demás, el hombre se define por sus actos, no por sus títulos.
Granada, España
arturoquirantes.es

5,663  8/day
 Aatish Bhatia
 @aatishb

Science writer @WIRED, @NautilusMag, engineering educator at @PrincetonCST. Kayaker, backpacker, voider of warranties.
wired.com/category/empir…

5,624  10/day
 George Musser
 @gmusser

Contributing editor at Scientific American magazine, book author, and physics blogger. Making sense of space and time is hard work, but someone’s got to do it.
New York
buckyspace.com

5,423  4/day
 Graham Farmelo
 @grahamfarmelo

Author of ‘Churchill’s Bomb’ and of ‘The Strangest Man’, a biography of Dirac. Interested in physics, books, theatre, music, movies, art, museums, coffee etc.
grahamfarmelo.com

5,252  7/day
 Andrés Gomberoff
 @gomberoff

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

4,699  4/day
 skullsinthestars
 @drskyskull

Professor of optical physics, blogger of physics, history of physics, and pulp fiction.

Opinions are my own (and, of course, mighty Cthulhu’s)
Charlotte, NC
skullsinthestars.com

4,692  59/day
 Ben Lillie
 @BenLillie

Director of The Story Collider (@story_collider). Scientist-turned-storyteller, former writer for TED. http://t.co/VerLvCGaIy
New York, NY
storycollider.org

4,679  7/day
 Rhett Allain
 @rjallain

Physics faculty, wired science blogger and author of Angry Birds Furious Forces. I once gave up coffee. Sadly, I realized it was the source of my superpowers.
Hammond, Louisiana, USA
wired.com/wiredscience/d…

4,673  5/day
 Laszlo Barabasi
 @barabasi
4,536  0.4/day
 Matt Strassler
 @MattStrassler

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

4,513  1/day
 Garrett Lisi
 @garrettlisi

surfer-physicist (multiclass)
Maui, HI
li.si

4,055  0.3/day
 John Preskill
 @preskill

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

4,016  0.6/day
 Frank Wilczek
 @FrankWilczek

Think, play, repeat

3,580  2/day
 James Gillies
 @JDGillies

Head of communication at CERN
Geneva

3,537  0.2/day
 Arjen Dijksman
 @materion

Exploring scientists’ world and daily physics quotes(#xsw). Nature & people lover. Anecdotal physics history. Feynmanian. PhD. Quantum dots.
Paris, France
commonsensequantum.blogspot.com

3,129  2/day
 Paul Halpern
 @phalpern

Physicist and Science Writer. Author of more than a dozen popular science books including Edge of the Universe. Exploring the fascinating history of physics.
Philadelphia
phalpern.com

2,992  2/day
 Tara Shears
 @TaraShears

Particle physicist

2,968  1/day
 Jeffrey Forshaw
 @jrf1968

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

2,924  0.1/day
 Christine Corbett
 @corbett

Astrophysicist, MIT Alum, Maker. Dev bringing you @Circleof6app,@whispersystems iOS,@encyclopediaios. Consigliere @TechLadyMafia.
Zürich, Switzerland
christinecorbettmoran.com

2,863  8/day
 Frank Close
 @closefrank

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

2,824  3/day
 Chad Orzel
 @orzelc

I’m a physicist, professor, blogger, and author of two books explaining modern physics through conversations with my dog (@queen_emmy).
Niskayuna, NY
scienceblogs.com/principles/

2,764  8/day
 Dmitry Podolsky
 @dpodolsky

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

2,739  1/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/

2,449  4/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

2,411  0.2/day
 Robert Garisto, PRL
 @RobertGaristo

I’m a theoretical physicist, editor for the physics journal Physical Review Letters, and author of popular science pieces.
Long Island, NY
journals.aps.org/prl/

2,377  8/day
 Dr Suzie Sheehy
 @suziesheehy

Particle accelerators, physics, science communication, running and other random stuff. Views my own etc…
maketimetorun.blogspot.co.uk
highheelsinthelab.blogspot.co.uk

2,334  7/day
 David McGloin
 @DundeePhysics

Physicist (Optics, photonics, aerosols, biophysics), Reader, Associate Dean, STEM Ambassador School of Engineering, Physics & Maths, Univ. Dundee, views my own
Dundee, Scotland
dundee.ac.uk/elecengphysics…

2,322  3/day
 John Womersley
 @JohnWomersley

Chief Executive, Science and Technology Facilities Council. Supporting some of the most important and exciting science on (and off) the planet.
51.750771,-1.270797
stfc.ac.uk

2,294  2/day
 alex vespignani
 @alexvespi

Network & Data Science, Digital Epidemiology, Complex Systems http://t.co/rXearNvaPV; http://t.co/vDJXy6xgIE

2,291  2/day
 Iván García Cubero
 @Wis_Alien

Físico de materiales dedicado a la simulación. En mis ratos libres también divulgador científico, escéptico y bloguero.
Ponferrada y León
wisphysics.es

2,169  5/day
 Miguel Alcubierre
 @malcubierre

Theoretical-computational physicist and science advocate. I love space, science fiction and a good book. I tweet in Spanish and English.
UNAM, Mexico City

2,102  1/day
 Tom Whyntie
 @twhyntie

Working with @LangtonStar, @QMUL and @STFC_Matters on @CERNatschool, proudly supported by @Royalcom1851 and @GridPP. Views expressed are my own.
London/Canterbury
tomwhyntie.wordpress.com

2,077  5/day
 Michele Catanzaro
 @mcatanzaro

PhD in Physics, journalist

Doctor en física, periodista

Dottore in fisica, giornalista.
Barcelona
sites.google.com/site/catanzaro…

2,035  2/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/

2,023  <0.05/day
 Kathryn Jepsen
 @grimkat

Editor-in-chief of symmetry (@symmetrymag), a magazine about particle physics.
Menlo Park, California
symmetrymagazine.org

1,991  1/day
 Dr Ben Still
 @benstill

Understanding the smallest building blocks of nature to answer the biggest questions in the Universe. Physics, art and engagement. @ScienceLondon @JigglingAtoms
London
benstill.com

1,984  2/day
 Ian
 @IanHopkinson_

…aka @SmallCasserole Scientist. Physicist. ooo…looker extraordinaire. Mr @HappyMouffetard. Senior Data Scientist at @ScraperWiki
Cheshire, UK
ianhopkinson.org.uk

1,982  22/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/

1,975  0.8/day
 Seth Zenz
 @sethzenz

They call me Dr. Zenz. Particle physicist working on the @CMSExperiment at @CERN for @imperialcollege. Married to @CuratorPolly.
South Kensington
cern.ch/sethzenz

1,972  2/day
 Bob Estes
 @onscrn

On-Screen Scientist blog. Physics PhD. OnScreen Science, Inc.: Mac & iOS apps–OnScreen DNA Model, Gene Transcription, DNA Replication, Retrovirus, Pitch Count
MA
onscreen-scientist.com

1,960  6/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

1,800  2/day
 Javier González E.
 @gonzalezestevez

Físico. Investigación: Caos y Sistemas Complejos; Econofísica; Estabilidad del caos; Física Computacional; Astronomía y Astrofísica; Enseñanza de la Física.
UNET – Táchira
unet.edu.ve/lfac/

1,721  54/day
 Andreas Warburton
 @AWarb

Work hard. Play hard. Love hard. Scientific results humanity’s; opinions mine; jokes often not. Experimental high-energy subatomic particle physics professor.
Montréal, Canada / CERN
physics.mcgill.ca/~awarburt

1,718  6/day
 Esteban Moro
 @estebanmoro

Researcher, scientist, curious. Associate professor @uc3m and technical leader @EventosIIC
Madrid
estebanmoro.org

1,694  3/day
 Steven Goldfarb
 @stevengoldfarb

Physicist, Outreach, Education and Collaborative Tool Coordinator on ATLAS Experiment at CERN, Bluesman
Geneva, Switzerland
atlas.ch

1,692  0.8/day
 Jose Luis Mateos
 @jlmateos

Doctor en Física. Depto. de Sistemas Complejos, Instituto de Física, UNAM. Caos, Complejidad, Redes. Resercher: Complex systems, Chaos, Networks

1,626  0.6/day
 Physicist Pat
 @physicist13

physicist and sometimes astronomer and rarely astrophotography. Likes lots of things, tries some, usually fails. Often in shed! All tweets own views etc etc
prob a shed w of London

1,623  18/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

1,594  1/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

1,578  2/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
cern.ch/steinber

1,574  0.7/day
 Yaneer Bar-Yam
 @yaneerbaryam

Complex systems scientist studying social and economic systems, president of the New England Complex Systems Institute. Author of Making Things Work
necsi.edu/faculty/bar-ya…

1,563  0.6/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

1,554  1/day
 Dr Martin Z Austwick
 @sociablephysics

Martin Zaltz Austwick – UCL-CASA lecturer, social physicist. Views are not mine and not UCL’s and may be a terrible mistake
London, UK
martinzaltzaustwick.com

1,535  4/day
 Mika McKinnon
 @mikamckinnon

Field geophysicist, disaster researcher, scifi science consultant, journalist, public speaker, irrepressible educator.
mikamckinnon.com

1,471  2/day
 Dr Adriana Caselotti
 @Adriana_Raven

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

1,454  2/day
 Marieke Navin
 @lisamarieke

Particle physicist turned science communicator
Manchester
manchestersciencefestival.com

1,432  4/day
 Shimon Lerner
 @slerner

Physics lecturer @ JCT often found in the Beis Medrash. Soft-Condensed-Matter. Squeezing the universe into a ball & rolling it towards the overwhelming Question
Jerusalem

1,382  5/day
 Katie Yurkewicz
 @kyurkewicz

Head of communication at Fermilab
Batavia, Illinois

1,358  0.5/day
 Joerg Rings
 @JoergR

Data Scientist, Physicist and Blogger. Some of my best friends are white entitled people.
Chicago, IL
diaxsrake.de

1,358  8/day
 Tariq
 @iLogPi

⚛ Flâneur-Theoretical particle physicist. ツ

1,293  5/day
 Matt Leifer
 @mattleifer

Quantum physicist, blogger, and all round geek.
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
mattleifer.info

1,249  0.3/day
 Daniel Martín Reina
 @monzonete

Físico, divulgador, bloguero…Colaboro en @revistacomoves, @HdCiencia y @BukMagazin. Aquí también cine, música, literatura y deportes.
laaventuradelaciencia.blogspot.com

1,227  5/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/

1,227  3/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

1,193  0.1/day
 Jeff Terry
 @nuclear94

I am a Physics Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology involved in energy research. All tweets are my own.
DaRegion
mrmac.mr.aps.anl.gov/~jterry

1,165  56/day
 steve hsu
 @hsu_steve

physicist, startup founder, blogger, dad
infoproc.blogspot.com

1,140  0.4/day
 Lucretius, ver. 21c
 @Lucretius21c

Just another physicist wandering between fields & taking photos along the way. See site for lists of popular physicists, astronomers, & philosophers on Twitter.
21st century
lucretius21c.wordpress.com

1,139  4/day
  Maria Spiropulu
 @MariaSpiropulu

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

1,128  0.4/day
 quiet physicist
 @quietphysicist

Physicist. I wrestle with quantum mechanics every day. So far, I’m losing. Badly.
Bay Area, California

1,086  1/day
 Will Slaton
 @wslaton

Physics professor at the University of Central Arkansas, Society of Physics Students Mentor, and father of two boxer dogs & one cat with my wife Anna!
Conway, Arkansas. USA
faculty.uca.edu/wvslaton/

1,086  16/day
 Tim Blais
 @acapellascience

Musician, scientist and creator of A Capella Science, a pretty self-explanatory and utterly nerdy online video project.
Montreal
youtube.com/acapellascience

1,076  0.4/day
 Cait MacPhee
 @sciorama

Physicist, biologist, all-round scientist. The views I express on twitter are mine alone and not those of my employer. I have no idea what my employer believes.
Scotland

1,035  3/day
 Abby Kavner
 @mineralphys

Mineral Physics Professor at UCLA tweets about science and life. http://t.co/TkO8yxt4On
akavner.bol.ucla.edu

1,023  1/day
 Mark Tibbetts
 @marktibbetts

If these views aren’t my own, I’d like to know who’s putting them in my head.
Between Geneva and Berkeley

1,013  7/day

26 thoughts on “Physicists on Twitter

  1. Newton’s Fourth Law – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  2. Suggestion: Instead of log10(followers), how about a measure of their activity? For example: Hawking is in the top five due to # of followers but he doesn’t post – the other top 5 are prolific posters.

  3. Physicists vs. Philosophers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  4. Accretion Power in Astrotweeting – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  5. Twitter Profiles – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  6. Follower Growth Among Popular Physicists on Twitter in 2013 Q2 – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  7. Word clouds for the tweets of highly followed physicists, astronomers, and philosophers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  8. Top tweets by discipline – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  9. Follower growth among popular physicists on Twitter in 2013 Q3 – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  10. Followers vs. years on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  11. Twitterviews – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  12. Physicists and astronomers ordered by followers-per-tweet – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  13. HepNames listing physicists’ Twitter feeds – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  14. Growth in 2013 for highly followed physicists – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  15. Growth in 2013 for highly followed astronomers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  16. Women among highly followed physicists on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  17. Composite profiles of highly followed philosophers, physicists, and astronomers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  18. Books for the budding natural philosopher by authors on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  19. Charting physicists and astronomers who have over 5,000 Twitter followers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  20. The faces of highly followed physicists on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  21. Physicists on Twitter: analyses to date – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  22. Particle physicists and cosmologists on Twitter, per Sean Carroll – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  23. URLs of wisdom (end of March 2014) | Social in silico

  24. Physicists on Twitter | Physics | Scoop.it

  25. Follower growth among popular physicists on Twitter in 2014 Q1 – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  26. Lucretius at the LHC – Lucretius, ver. 21c

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