Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #NobelPrize

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I have so many issues with this article and the constant crap about #aliens from the #oumuamua asteroid analysis. Let's get started (1/10)

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"the idea that it’s arrogant to assume we are alone in the universe, or even a particularly special species."

Agreed. But still assumption w/o proof. But... moving on. (2/10)
Author says his alien theories have "left some of his peers nonplused, grumbling at a flimsy theory or bewildered as to why Harvard's top astronomer won't shut up about aliens" Yes. Please phrase it in a way that makes the rest of us sound unreasonable. (3/10)
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We really put the FUN in dysfunctional - Canada is a relatively small country on a population standpoint, but we are ever smaller if we are divided across provinces - @cdavidnaylor #CSPC2018
+ the majority of dollars in HERD come from universities, not federal. To note, provinces don't contribute much either, though Québec has been a model to follow.
Canada doesn't collaborate well across provincial borders, they work much more with international partners. We have a chance to knit #cdnsci closer together and make our science more national ➡️ we have a chance to realign
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THREAD) How famous do you have to be to get a place in @Wikipedia?

Sometimes, you have to win a Nobel Prize.

This is a thread looking at all the scientists who have been added to Wikipedia since 2007, but only after having been awarded a #NobelPrize. 1/
The English Wikipedia is an amazing resource, but its coverage of scientists can be a bit haphazard and at times misses many important figures.

(This is in contrast to athletes, who are pretty much guaranteed to have an article if they have ever appeared professionally.) 2/
This particular thread was inspired by Professor Donna Strickland, one of this year's Physics Nobel Laureates. At the time she won the Nobel, she not only didn't have an article in Wikipedia, but previously she had a proposed article rejected. 3/
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#Inktober index card 1: Relative dating is a snippet of simple magic. As soon as you stop to think logically, entire landscapes unravel in eagerness to tell you their story. #sciart #geology #teaching
#Inktober index card 2: #DonnaStrickland is the 3rd woman to EVER win the #NobelPrize in #Physics for her work on chirped pulse amplification, an engineering #optics technique to create short, intense laser bursts with broad industrial & medical applications. #sciart #cansci
#Inktober index card 3: I’m #TeamIce for #MinCup2018, infatuated with this simple & elegant mineral.

Here’s my interpretation of ice from chemical composition to melt molecules to crystal hexagons. I couldn’t find my blue pens for sketching the #thinsection. Shush.

Vote ice!
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BREAKING NEWS
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the #NobelPrize in Physics 2018 “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland.
Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin has been awarded the #NobelPrize in Physics “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems.”
Nobel Laureates Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland have been awarded the #NobelPrize in Physics “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses.”
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This is all true, but also misses the mark in a critical way. Of course #NobelPrizes do distort science and misrepresent its history.
The #NobelPrizes are also so biased in favor of white men that it would be comical if it weren't so tragic and destructive.
But to once a year portray these as problems of #NobelPrize a massive mistake.
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Today marks seven years since I arrived at @CERN to work for @CMSexperiment. This is what I looked a few days after I first got here. 1/n
To celebrate these seven years, here are some of the things I've done since Day One: 2/n
… helped organise #ResearchersNight 2012 at @CMSexperiment:
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