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Assorted writings by Don Lincoln

Scientia vincere tenebras

Don writes for magazines and blogs, generally translating modern particle physics and cosmology for a lay audience.  He has written for NOVA, The Physics Teacher, Analog: Science Fiction and Fact, and Scientific American, as well as donated various passages for encyclopedias and similar projects.  The bulk of his online writing is for a daily Fermilab periodical called Fermilab Today.  He has translated research measurements for the DZero experiment and the Compact Muon Solenoid [CMS] experiment.  He also writes a column called Physics in a Nutshell, which tries to give short explanations of complicated questions. 


Links to these various projects can be found here.


Fermilab Today columns [Early on, these were all done by Lincoln, but now are shared with co-writer Jim Pivarski.  For most of the links, the column is either center top or right top.]


             Physics in a Nutshell [2011, 2012, 2013, 2014]


             CMS Physics [Frontier Science] [2013, 2014]


             CMS Physics [Result of the Month] [2009, 2010, 2011, 2012]


             DZero Physics [Result of the Week] [2009, 2010, 2011]


             Authored by Lincoln [2011— present]


NOVA blogs


Huffington Post




Scientific American


             Inner life of quarks [Cover, November 2012]


             Who said U.S. particle physics is dead? [August 2013]


             Complex dark matter? [July 2015]



The Physics Teacher


             Discovery of the Higgs boson [September 2012]


             Dark matter [February 2013]


             Extra dimensions [September 2013]


             Dark Energy [September 2014]


             What’s next at the LHC? [March 2015]


             Neutrinos [September 2015]