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.