July 4 was a momentous day in the history of science and in the history of humanity. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider and at other places, thousands of them working cooperatively, made huge steps forward in discovering the existence of the Higgs boson. Beakers were clinking all over the world as we took a very significant step forward in our understanding of the universe.
Dr. Don Lincoln,senior scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will discuss this development on the show. Dr. Lincoln's primary research interest is the search for subatomic particles smaller than quarks. Dr. Lincoln has co-authored hundreds of scientific papers and has lectured in North America, Europe and Asia. He is a strong proponent of bringing the physics frontier to a lay audience. He is the author of Understanding the Universe: From Quarks to the Cosmos and The Quantum Frontier: The Large Hadron Collider.