Don Lincoln wins 2017 Gemant Award from American Institute of Physics

Don Lincoln

The American Institute of Physics has honored Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln with the 2017 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics.

The Gemant Award committee selected Lincoln for “over 20 years of enthusiastic and tireless communication of particle and cosmological physics to diverse audiences through public lectures, book, videos and articles, especially those aimed at physics educators.”

Lincoln has co-authored more than 1,000 scientific publications, and his research includes valuable contributions to the discoveries of the top quark and the Higgs boson. His work is paralleled by an extensive resume of science communication work, including many of the science videos on Fermilab’s YouTube channel and science explainers for the lab’s news site. He has also written articles for Scientific American, The Physics Teacher, the Huffington Post, CNN and PBS’s NOVA.

Previous Gemant Award winners include Fermilab founding director Robert Wilson, Stephen Hawking and Lisa Randall.

Read more about Lincoln’s Gemant Award.