The standard way to measure which scientists are the 'hottest' is to track how often their publications are cited, which journals publish them, and perhaps how many high-profile accolades they collect.

But what if scientists' celebrity could be measured in a similar way to modern celebrity culture in the age of social media? What if there was a way to find out which scientists were famous merely for being famous?

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