Space. The Origins of the Universe. Black Holes. Dark Matter. It’s seemingly impossible to tire of discussing the timeless question of how we got here. Sometimes we tackle this topic from a spiritual viewpoint, or we entertain a metaphysical talk. But more likely we turn to our friends in academia, specifically those who study cosmology.

Two of the leading scientists on cosmology and dark matter, in particular, are Drs. Michael Turner (who coined the term) and Don Lincoln, both affiliated with Fermilab. Turner has long been the head of Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. Lincoln is a guest professor of high energy physics at Notre Dame in addition to his regular post as a senior physicist at Fermilab and also work on the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, on which he’s written another fantastic book.