From Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology: Career Achievement Award – Don Lincoln

FNAL’s Don Lincoln


Donald Lincoln

Don has worked to make the universe easier to understand since graduating from Rose-Hulman in 1986 with degrees in physics and math. He is now a senior scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Lab, America’s leading particle physics laboratory. He has co-authored more than 1,000 scientific publications ranging from microscopic black holes and extra dimensions to the elusive Higgs boson. He was part of the teams that discovered the top quark and the Higgs boson, and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Don has authored three books about particle physics, and his fourth book, Alien Universe, combines astrobiology and popular reports of alien visitation to weave together a complete tale of the possibility of life on other planets. He has written a 12 hour long video course, Theory of Everything, for The Great Courses, has authored numerous scientific articles, is a frequent contributor to CNN, and has appeared on the television show NOVA. Don earned the 2013 Outreach Prize from the High Energy Physics Division of the European Physical Society and the 2017 Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics. Don has given hundreds of lectures across four continents to a broad range of audiences, but his favorite kind of audience is made up of non-scientists who are interested in understanding how the world works.

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