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100

The world's most intense accelerator-based neutrino beam is made here.

What is Fermilab?

100

The observation of the cosmic microwave background radiation supports this theory of our primordial beginnings.

What is the Big Bang theory?

100

This is where the first prairie restoration at Fermilab was located.

What is the Main Ring?

100

This is where the most public lectures and the performing art events take place at Fermilab. 

What is Ramsey Auditorium?

100

In 1966, this town was named as the site for the National Accelerator Laboratory (later known as Fermilab).

What is Weston?

200

This is the family name of particles composed of pairs of quarks and anti-quarks.

What are mesons?

200

This outreach program at Fermilab has placed hundreds of cosmic ray detectors in high school physics classrooms all around the world.

What is QuarkNet?

200

This person led the start of the prairie restoration at Fermilab.

Who was Robert Betz?

200

This is where Fermilab's Gallery Chamber Series performances generally take place. 

What is the Art Gallery? 

200

The first director of Fermilab, known for being part of the Manhattan Project, a sculpture, and the architect of Fermilab

Who is Robert Wilson?

300

This fundamental force is carried by photons, particles of light.

What is electromagnetic force?

300

This array of detectors in Argentina is looking for the highest energy cosmic rays that strike the Earth.

What is the Pierre Auger Observatory?

300

This federally endangered insect is found at Fermilab.

What is the rusty-patched bumblebee?

300

This is the season when the Gallery Chamber Series performances take place at Fermilab. 

What is winter?

300

In 1988, Leon Lederman, the second director of Fermilab, won this prize for his research on neutrinos.

What is the Nobel Prize in Physics?

400

These are the only two fundamental forces that can affect neutrinos.

What are gravity and weak force?

400

This scientist found that cosmic rays came from space by taking his experiment up to 5300 meters in a balloon.

Who is Victor Hess?

400

This is the main way of removing non-native plants from the prairie. 

What is fire?

400

This is a work of Fermilab's first artist-in-residence.


Who was Angela Gonzales?

400

Robert Wilson wanted to have this animal kept on the lab grounds to recognize and strengthen Fermilab's connection to our prairie heritage.

What is a bison?

500

This property of objects around us revealed in underlying patterns helps scientists to organize our world conceptually. 

What is symmetry?

500

Low-energy particles from the sun captured by the Earth's magnetic field cause this glowing display around the poles.

What are the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis)? 

500

These are the three types of diversity that affect ecosystems.

What are biological, genetic, and structural? 

500

This person was Fermilab's artist-in-residence in 2019.

Who is Isaac Facio?

500

Once considered a rare sight, in 1971, ten of these water fowl were released, with the hope that they would attract migrating flocks. It worked, and now these birds are seen year-round at Fermilab!

What are Canada geese?

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