Lincoln, Don

Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory just outside Chicago and an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame.  He splits his research time exploiting the mature data produced by the DZero experiment at Fermilab and in commissioning the CMS (or Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment at CERN.  He is the author of over 300 technical papers, a few popular articles (e.g., in Analog: Science Fiction and Fact), a biweekly column in Fermilab Today, and two books on particle physics for general readers—the one described here and also Understanding the Universe:  From Quarks to the Cosmos (World Scientific, 2004).  He lives in the Chicago area with his family and a particularly hirsute cat.

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On his book The Quantum Frontier: The Large Hadron Collider
(Our Cover Feature of May 13, 2009)