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The most exciting announcement in recent years in particle physics is the 2012 announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson.  Don Lincoln is a member of the Compact Muon Solenoid [CMS] experiment, which is one of

two experimental collaborations that jointly announced the discovery.  This is but one of the many measurements made by the CMS collaboration and it surely won’t be the last.  Lincoln is also a member of the DZero experimental collaboration at Fermilab.  This group discovered the top quark in 1995, as well as having made an extensive study of the Standard Model of particle physics.

Lincoln has had a long-term interest in the mystery posed by the existence of many different kinds of quarks and leptons.  While particles like the up and down quarks are found in ordinary matter, the existence of carbon copies of other types of quarks is a huge mystery.  He pays special attention to analyses of these topics and over the years has participated in many such analyses.

Lincoln is interested in all of the “big questions” of science and believes that particle physics and cosmology are the fields of physics that are most likely to lead to definitive answers.

His scientific papers can be found here.