Don Lincoln

Don Lincoln

“Beyond Invisible: Building Blocks of the Cosmos”

The curiosity of mankind has compelled humans to contemplate their existence for thousands of years. In this talk by Dr. Don Lincoln, we learn how particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider allow us to ignore national borders, foster true collaboration, and pen new chapters in the age old book of human discovery.

“I give a lot of talks, but a TED talk is always interesting. Rather than simply a science talk (even a science popularization), a good TED talk sits at the intersection of a big idea and how it intersects with the human spirit. Combined with the high technical standards and well-organized support staff, this adventure is one any professional speaker should experience.”

Don Lincoln is a particle physicist at Fermilab, using the Large Hadron Collider (world’s highest energy particle accelerator) to study questions of matter’s ultimate building blocks and the universe’s origin. A popularizer of physics, he has written for many magazines (Scientific American) and several books. His latest book is The Large Hadron Collider: The Extraordinary Story of the Higgs Boson and Other Things That Will Blow Your Mind.

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