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100

Out of the three generations of fundamental particles of matter, this generation is the heaviest.


What is the third generation?

100

These electromagnetic waves have the shortest wavelengths and highest energies in the electromagnetic spectrum.


What are gamma rays?

100

These are the three grasses readily seen at Fermilab.


What are Indian, switch and big bluestem grasses?

100

This artist who was the 11th employee at Fermilab created Fermilab’s visual identity.


Who is Angela Gonzales?

100

In an important step in building the World Wide Web, in 1991–92, SLAC, MIT, and Fermilab launched the first of these in the United States


What are Web servers?

200

These particles are used to smash into a target and create the world's most intense neutrino beams at Fermilab.


What are protons?

200

This experiment to detect the weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) is moving from the Soudan Mine in Minnesota to the deeper Sudbury mine in Canada.


What is the (Super) Cryogenic Dark Matter Search, or SuperCDMS?

200

12–14 babies of this animal are expected at Fermilab this year, and they begin having them in mid-May.


What is a bison?

200

Fermilab’s logo is an interpretation of these objects used for bending and focusing beams in particle accelerators?


What are magnets?

200

In 2013, this 50-foot-diameter, 600-ton item was transported, in one piece, from Brookhaven in Long Island, New York, to Fermilab in the summer of 2013. The move traversed 3,200 miles over 35 days, mostly on a barge down the East Coast and up the Mississippi.


What is a superconducting magnet?

300

This noble gas in liquid form is used in neutrino detectors.


What is liquid argon?

300

This English physicist first proposed the existence of antiparticles.


Who is Paul Dirac?

300

This animal is the top predator at Fermilab.


What is a coyote?

300

This retrospective exhibit of Angela Gonzales was on display at the Fermilab Art Gallery in 2017.


What is “A Lasting Mark”?

300

In 1977, a team of physicists, led by Leon M. Lederman, working on Experiment 288, discovered this particle.

 What is the bottom quark?

400

This is the only fundamental force whose carrier particle has not been discovered yet.


What is gravity?

400

This American physicist made the first detection of antimatter when looking at cosmic ray tracks in 1932 and noting that some tracks bent the "wrong way" in a magnetic field.


Who is Carl Anderson?

400

99.9% of this ecosystem has been lost in Illinois.


What is tallgrass prairie?

400

This is the name of the sculpture at the bottom center of this unofficial seal of Fermilab?


What is Hyperbolic Obelisk?

400

This “Monkee” is an avid physics enthusiast who created a film during his 1970 visit to Fermilab. He recently donated this film to the Fermilab archives, and it shows the very early development of the lab.  



Who is Micky Dolenz?

500

Only the particles that have this charge can feel the strong force.


What is color charge?

500

This theory proposed that cosmic rays with energies above 10^20  electron volts should rapidly lose their energies by interacting with the cosmic microwave background photons.


What is the GZK cutoff? (a.k.a. the Greisen–Zatsepin–Kuzmin limit)

500

These two water features represent open water habitat communities at Fermilab.


What are lakes and ponds?

500

This artist was Fermilab's artist-in-residence in 2018.


Who is Adam Nadel?

500

In 1986, this was named one of the Top Ten Engineering Achievements of the last 100 years by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers.

What is the Tevatron?

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