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100

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

What is a photon?

100

The Earth and the solar system are in the Orion Spur of this galaxy.

What is the Milky Way?

100

This bird is found in the Lederman Science Center. 


What is a Cooper's hawk?

100

This Fermilab director from 1967–1978 was also an artist/sculptor.

Who is Robert R. Wilson?

100

In 1974, the National Accelerator Laboratory was renamed in honor of this internationally renowned Italian physicist.

 Who is Enrico Fermi?

200

These particles are the carriers of the weak nuclear force.

What are W and Z bosons?

200

Fermilab has several experiments searching for this hypothetical particle of dark matter.

What is a WIMP, the weakly interacting massive particle?

200

These birds are quite often found at Fermilab. 


What is a sandhill crane?

200

This is the name of this building. 


What is Robert Rathbun Wilson Hall?

200

This scientist became Fermilab's director after Leon Lederman retired in 1989.

Who is John Peoples?

300

This hypothetical particle is affected by only one fundamental force.

What is a sterile neutrino?

300

This particle is 200 times more massive than its lepton "cousin," the electron, and has a mean lifetime of 2.2 microseconds.

What is a muon?

300

This plant is the host plant for an Illinois endangered stem-boring insect.

What is rattlesnake master?

300

The shape of the Broken Symmetry sculpture, (made by Robert R. Wilson, located at the entrance to Fermilab), if viewed from directly above or directly below, appears to be this kind.

What is symmetrical?

300

For years, this center at Fermilab has served as a bridge between Fermilab's science and the public.

What is the Lederman Science Center?

400

This kind of symmetry breaking is responsible for giving particles mass.

What is spontaneous symmetry breaking?

400

Certain binary stars having either a neutron star or a black hole can be powerful emitters of this kind of radiation.

What are X-rays?

400

These animals make these mounds in the prairie. 


What are ants?

400

Möbius Strip, located on the roof of Ramsey Auditorium, having only one side and one edge, is named after this famous German mathematician.

Who is August Ferdinand Möbius?

400

Fermilab produced a major discovery in the summer of 1977 when the first evidence for this quark was observed.

What is bottom quark?

500

This type of beta decay, if observed, would prove that neutrinos are their own antiparticles.

What is neutrinoless double beta decay?

500

Before relativity and quantum theory, this was proposed as the medium for propagation of light through empty space.

What is "luminiferous ether"?

500

This is the second-largest threat to biodiversity after habitat loss.

What is the spread of invasive species?

500

This sculpture is made from scrap cryostat material from the Tevatron dipole magnets and carbon steel pipes.


What is Tractricious?

500

In 1995, these two collaborations at Fermilab announced the top quark discovery.

What are CDF and DZero?

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