June 17, 1957 |
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
|Institutions||Fermilab, University of Chicago|
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
Joseph David Lykken (born June 17, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a theoretical physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. As of July 1, 2014 he is the Deputy Director and Chief Research Officer  of Fermilab.
Background and education
In 1996 Lykken proposed "weak scale superstrings," which posited extra dimensions of space within the reach of particle colliders, such as the Fermilab Tevatron, and the CERN Large Hadron Collider. This, and related ideas will be subject to direct and indirect experimental tests in the coming years.
Lykken is a former member and subpanel chair of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, which advises the United States Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. He is a Trustee of the Aspen Center for Physics in Aspen, Colorado. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and is former chair of the APS Division of Particles and Fields.
- Dr. Lykken's website at Fermilab
- Physics of the Universe Summit
- "...Joe Lykken is a very smart guy..." Washington Post article 2008-04-11
- Nobel Honors Glimpse Into Universe's Design "We'd been talking about it for years" says Lykken
- Joseph D. Lykken Theoretical Physics Dept MS106. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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