Professor Don Lincoln, Ph.D.

Professor Don Lincoln
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
  • Rice University
There are so many clues from physics that are staring at us in the face. They are telling us something profound.

Don Lincoln is a Senior Scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). He is also a Guest Professor of High Energy Physics at the University of Notre Dame. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics from Rice University.

Dr. Lincoln’s research has been divided between Fermilab’s Tevatron Collider, until its close in 2011, and the CERN Large Hadron Collider, located outside Geneva, Switzerland. The author of more than 1,000 scientific publications, his most noteworthy accomplishments include serving on the teams that discovered the top quark in 1995 and confirmed the Higgs boson in 2012. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

His writing at a popular level includes many articles as well as four books: Understanding the Universe, The Quantum Frontier, The Large Hadron Collider, and Alien Universe. His enthusiasm for science education earned him the 2013 Outreach Prize from the High Energy Physics Division of the European Physical Society.

Dr. Lincoln has given hundreds of lectures on four continents to a broad range of audiences. He is a blogger for the website of the PBS television series NOVA, and he also writes a weekly column for the online periodical Fermilab Today.

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14 Courses and Sets

  1. Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

    Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

    Don Lincoln
    4.2 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    In Understanding the Misconceptions of Science, join Professor Don Lincoln, a Senior Scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, on a 24-lecture exploration of shocking truths about some of science’s most well-known—and often controversial—concepts, including the physics of flight, black holes, quantum mechanics, evolution, and even the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
  2. The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

    The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

    Don Lincoln
    4.6 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (154)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Taught by noted physicist Dr. Don Lincoln of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, this course follows the search for a theory that explains all physical reality—a theory of everything. Dr. Lincoln covers recent developments in particle physics and cosmology, plus the background needed to appreciate the centuries-long search for this holy grail of science. Only high-school-level math is used.
  3. (SET) Understanding the Misconceptions of Science & Redefining Reality Set

    (SET) Understanding the Misconceptions of Science & Redefining Reality

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Get a more well-rounded picture of the science of reality with this two-course set that pairs Understanding the Misconceptions of Science with Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science. In the first course, you’ll investigate shocking truths about some of science’s most well-known—and often controversial—concepts, including the physics of flight, black holes, and quantum mechanics....
  4. (Set) The Theory of Everything & Thermodynamics Set

    (Set) The Theory of Everything & Thermodynamics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Encounter the realm of fundamental processes that rule the universe with this two-course set. Redefine reality with a scientist taking part in history’s most momentous quest in The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality. Then, take an in-depth tour of a vital and fascinating science with Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe.
  5. (Set) Understanding the Quantum World & The Theory of Everything Set

    (Set) Understanding the Quantum World & The Theory of Everything

    Don Lincoln
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Start this two-course set with Understanding the Quantum World, in which you’ll discover how the fundamentals of quantum theory have given physicists (and can give you) unprecedented insight into nature. Then, ground your newfound understanding of quantum theory within the tireless search for a grand “theory of everything” (what scientists think of as the holy grail of physics) in The Theory of Everything: The...
  6. (Set) The Theory of Everything & The Higgs Boson and Beyond Set

    (Set) The Theory of Everything & The Higgs Boson and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Do you like a good detective story when it comes to science? Then this two-course set is for you! First, join scientists trying to solve nature’s ultimate mystery in The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality. Then, in The Higgs Boson and Beyond, explore the details of the search for—and ultimate discovery of—the Higgs boson, a triumph of modern physics.
  7. (SET) Understanding the Misconceptions of Science & 12 Essential Scientific Concepts Set

    (SET) Understanding the Misconceptions of Science & 12 Essential Scientific Concepts

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    From genetics to chemistry to quantum mechanics, learn how to make sense of scientific ideas and concepts with this two-course set. Start with Understanding the Misconceptions of Science, in which you’ll investigate shocking truths about some of science’s most well-known—and often controversial—concepts, including the physics of flight and black holes. Then continue on to 12 Essential Scientific Concepts,...
  8. (Set) The Theory of Everything & Redefining Reality Set

    (Set) The Theory of Everything & Redefining Reality

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Defining reality is a task that needs frequent updates and this two-course set gives you cutting edge views of a complex subject. Join scientists trying to solve nature’s ultimate mystery in The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality. Then, learn how separating the real from the illusory is an exhilarating intellectual adventure with Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern...
  9. (Set) The Theory of Everything & The Nature of Matter Set

    (Set) The Theory of Everything & The Nature of Matter

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Explore the fundamental components of the universe like never before with this two-course set. Start by pulling back the curtain on nature's deepest secrets and get a glimpse of the theory that ties it all together in The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality. Then, decipher the mystery of matter with The Nature of Matter: Understanding the Physical World.
  10. (SET) Understanding the Misconceptions of Science & What Einstein Got Wrong Set on sale

    (SET) Understanding the Misconceptions of Science & What Einstein Got Wrong

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $363.00 Starting at $75.90 $469.90 $75.90$469.90
    What if everything you know about the scientific world is wrong? Probe this intriguing question with these two fascinating courses. Investigate shocking truths about some of science’s most well-known—and often controversial—concepts, including the physics of flight, black holes, and quantum mechanics, in Understanding the Misconceptions of Science. Afterward, use Albert Einstein’s mistakes as a window into...
  11. (Set) What Einstein Got Wrong & The Theory of Everything Set

    (Set) What Einstein Got Wrong & The Theory of Everything

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    See the bigger picture of science with this two-course set. Trace Einstein’s path to greatness—mistakes and all—in What Einstein Got Wrong. Then, The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality takes you on the hunt to find a single equation that explains all physical reality.
  12. (SET) Understanding the Misconceptions of Science & The Theory of Everything Set

    (SET) Understanding the Misconceptions of Science & The Theory of Everything

    Don Lincoln
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Explore some of the most fascinating concepts and theories in science with this illuminating two-course set. First, in Understanding the Misconceptions of Science, investigate shocking truths about some of science’s most well-known—and often controversial—concepts, including the physics of flight, black holes, and quantum mechanics. Then, in The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality, get an...
  13. (Set) The Theory of Everything & The Science of Information Set

    (Set) The Theory of Everything & The Science of Information

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Embark on a stimulating intellectual journey with a two-course set that looks at science in enlightening new ways. Shed light on the unsuspected secrets of the cosmos with The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality. Then, cover the exciting concepts, history, and applications of information theory in The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes.
  14. (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & The Theory of Everything Set

    (Set) Nuclear Physics Explained & The Theory of Everything

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Take a deep dive into some complex scientific concepts with this illuminating two-course set. Start by learning the basics of nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, and nuclear medicine in Nuclear Physics Explained. Then, join the Senior Scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) on a journey to discover a single equation that explains all physical reality with The Theory of Everything: The Quest to...