Don Lincoln
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Don Lincoln

Don Lincoln holds a Ph.D. in physics from Rice University. He is a senior scientist at Fermilab, the US' premier particle physics laboratory. He splits his research time between data using the Fermilab Tevatron and the Large Hadron Collider, a new accelerator based at CERN in Europe. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has published 500 scientific papers, three popular physics books and an occasional popular science article in magazines such as "Scientific American" and "Analog: Science Fiction and Fact." His scientific accomplishments include participating in the discovery of the top quark and the Higgs boson.

He is first and foremost a researcher. Understanding the fundamental nature of reality is his passion. However he is also an author. He thinks it is his responsibility to share the excitement he feels when he or one of his colleagues discover something entirely new about the universe. Slowly, in fits and starts, with an occasional backslide, our understanding of our universe grows. Our species' long-held goal becomes more likely with each discovery.

Neither of his parents went to college (in fact, one did not graduate high school). However, his mother was especially encouraging that he read and learn. And read he did. As a child, he mostly read science fiction...a genera which he still enjoys, although he has a dwindling amount of time in which to indulge. However as he grew older, he became aware of popular science writing, of George Gamow and Carl Sagan, Isaac Asimov and Stephen Jay Gould. And it was they who opened his eyes to the beauty of the natural world. In some respects, his popular science writing is an attempt to pay a long-held debt. He is sure that somewhere out there, there is a child or young adult of modest circumstances who only needs an introduction to science to have a new vista open to them, to show them a new life. He hopes that someday one of his books has that effect.

You can become a fan of Don on his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Dr.Don.Lincoln

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    • The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

    • By: Don Lincoln, The Great Courses
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    Albert Einstein was pursuing a dream far more ambitious than the theory of relativity. He was trying to find an equation that explained all physical reality - a theory of everything. Experimental physicist and award-winning educator Dr. Don Lincoln takes you on this exciting journey....

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    • Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

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    Consider these commonly held scientific beliefs: Planetary orbits are fixed ellipses; we only use 10 percent of our brains; nothing travels faster than light; a thrown object’s trajectory is a parabola. They seem correct, but they’re all misconceptions that aren’t entirely accurate....

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