Don Lincoln

Dr. Don Lincoln is a senior physicist at Fermilab, America’s flagship particle physics laboratory. He splits his research time between experiments done at Fermilab and the CERN laboratory in Switzerland. Co-author of over 500 scientific papers, he points to two scientific accomplishments that are particularly noteworthy, the discovery of the top quark in 1995 by the DZero experiment at Fermilab and the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 by the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at CERN. Lincoln is also a passionate popularizer of science. He blogs for the website of the television show NOVA and has two biweekly columns in Fermilab Today. In addition to a vigorous speaking schedule to popular audiences, he has created a series of YouTube videos about particle physics and cosmology.He has given public lectures on three continents and even on a ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Scientific American Travel series. Lincoln has also written and consulted on several books for the public. His books have been translated into at least five languages, including Russian, Polish, German, Korean and Chinese. Lincoln also has written for several magazines, including a cover story for Scientific American, several covers for The Physics Teacher, and a science fact article in Analog. His science communication work was recognized by the European Physical Society when he was awarded the 2013 Outreach Prize by the High Energy Physics Division of EPS.

Broadcast 2326 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Don Lincoln. Topics: We discussed Dr. Lincoln’s new book, “Alien Universe: Extraterrestrial Life in Our Minds and in the Cosmos,” plus the possibility of extraterrestrial life in our solar system. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program.

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