Don Lincoln

Don Lincoln

Senior Scientist

Telephone: (630) 840-5218  E-mail:  Office Location: WH11W




Lincoln graduated with a PhD from Rice University in 1994 under the tutelage of Professor Marj Corcoran.  He joined Fermilab’s DZero experiment in 1994 and the Fermilab’s group of scientists participating on the CMS experiment at CERN in 2008.  His research interests focus on tests of the Standard Model and searches for new physics, especially ones that might answer the question of why there are additional generations and quarks and leptons beyond those found in ordinary matter.  He is also interested in searches for dark matter.

Lincoln is also an avid popularizer of science for the public, especially the topics of particle physics and cosmology.  He has produced over a hundred YouTube videos hosted on the Fermilab YouTube channel.  He has written several books for the public, as well as written many articles for such online venues as CNN, NOVA, Scientific American, Livescience, and more.  He has also produced several science education videos in collaboration with The Great Courses company.

Lincoln is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  He has won awards for this science outreach, including the Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics.

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