Top 10 must-follow scientists on Twitter

Carl Sagan
The greatest science communicator ever – Carl Sagan

Science is awesome, I mean really awesome.

As a musician I find it inspires a lot of ideas for sounds and atmospheres that often become songs.

And Twitter is pretty cool too. Follow me on Twitsville >>

A lot of big stories will break first on Twitter. Not only that you can often get a sense of who people really are based on how they think and respond.

Put those two things together and you have… (in no particular order)

The Top 10 must-follow scientists on Twitter

There are plenty of other scientists out there but I’ve chosen ones that are public figures.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Rock star of science and successor to Carl Sagan
One of the most skillful communicators of science we have. The man with the star ties and the mellifluous voice. Astrophysicist and student of Carl Sagan.

Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence Krauss

Cosmologist, quantum physicist. Science communicator.

Richard Dawkins

Evolutionary biologist and science educator.

Carolyn Porco

Carolyn Porco
Planetary scientist.  Team leader of the amazing Cassini mission.

Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox
Science educator. Physicist. Part of the LHC project.

Bill Nye

Bill Nye
The science guy. Engineer, global warming advocate.

Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the internet
Computer scientist. The guy that invented the internet. No really.

Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre
Doctor, speaks out about bad science. Statistics nerd.

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku
Professional dreamer and quantum physicist.

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker
Evolutionary Psychologist. Candidate for the most interesting person ever.

Special Mention

Oliver Sacks

No longer with the living but a great man with a wonderful body of work. Neurologist and author.


I hope these people inspire you as they do for me, to wonder to ponder and to create!

Let me know if you have any others you follow in the comments.

Herrin 🙂


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2 thoughts on “Top 10 must-follow scientists on Twitter”

  1. Other scientist believe are profound are: Rupert Sheldrake, and Bruce Lipton. I find their work and thinking truthful and honest science and not corporate commercial science. Just my perspective.

    1. There were many others I could have included – there were just some of my personal favourites. I think it would be awesome to do a post on some of the less well-known scientists and thinkers in history – we tend to remember only the stars but the fact is that science, especially the progression of knowledge that has brought us so many wonderful gains and insights has been a team effort – sometimes from people that never had proper qualifications, just a desire to understand and inquire into how the world works.

      Thank you for sharing your part of the wonderful tapestry of this understanding!

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