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100

This particle is the most abundant matter particle in the universe.

What is a neutrino?

100

This object in space is so massive and dense that not even light can escape its gravitational force.

What is a black hole?

100

This tree has a fire-resistant bark that allows it to live in the prairie.

What is bur oak?

100

This event takes place in the Fermilab Art Gallery biannually and celebrates employees creativity. 

What is the Employee Art Show?

100

On a clear day, this city, the third largest in the United States, can be seen from Fermilab's Wilson Hall, 15th floor.

What is Chicago?


200

This particle is always there when an electron neutrino is born, or when it interacts with matter.

What is an electron?

200

This is the common name for high-energy protons and nuclei which hit the earth's atmosphere and cause showers of secondary particles.

What are cosmic rays?

200

This invasive tree has glossy leaves and thorns.

What is buckthorn?

200

This exhibit is currently on display (virtually) in the Fermilab Art Gallery. 

What is Imaging the Cosmos?

200

With its expansive atrium and light-filled interior, Fermilab's Wilson Hall has been compared to this type of medieval structure.

What is a cathedral?

300

Quarks get their masses by interacting with this field.

What is the Higgs field?

300

The expansion of the universe was first detected by this change in the light spectrum of receding galaxies.

What is a red shift?


300

This tree is decimated by a type of beetle.

What is an ash tree?

300

These artists are Fermilab's current artists-in-residence.

Who are Chris Klapper and Patrick Gallagher? 

300

Robert Wilson did this in order to determine how tall Wilson Hall should be.

What is going up in a helicopter to see how high the building needed to be in order to see the entire site?

400

This is the family name for all fundamental particles of matter.

What are fermions?

400

These telescopes let us detect astronomical phenomena outside of the visible range.

What are radio telescopes and X-ray telescopes?

400

This invasive insect has an iridescent green color.

What is an emerald ash borer?

400

These are the open hours of the Fermilab Art Gallery.  

What is 8:00 am to 4:30 pm?

400

With its bare, cast concrete interior and exterior, lack of cladding and open staircases, Fermilab's Wilson Hall may be interpreted to be this style of architecture.

What is Brutalist?

500

This force is carried by particles called gluons.

What is the strong nuclear force?

500

This experiment in Antarctica is detecting high-energy neutrinos from space in a cubic kilometer of ice.

What is the Ice Cube Collaboration?

500

Dragonflies and damselflies are in this insect order.

What is Odonata?

500

This is the year when the Fermilab's artist-in-residence began.

What is 2014? 

500

Robert Wilson, for whom Wilson Hall is named, had such strong feelings about how the building should look, feel and function, he reportedly did this when the architectural plans did not live up to his expectations.

What is tear them up and stomp on them?

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