Particle Physics
Astrophysics
Neutrinos
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100

These elementary particles are the basic building blocks of ordinary matter.


What are up and down quarks and electrons?

100

This very famous American astronomer went to high school in Wheaton, Illinois, and has a middle school and an orbiting space telescope named in his honor.


Who is Edwin Hubble?

100

The neutrino beam created at Fermilab consists of 100% of this type of neutrino.


What is a muon neutrino?

100

The acorn nut produced by this tree is an important food for wildlife at Fermilab. 


What is an oak?

100

This American theoretical physicist born in 1918 developed a pictorial representation which describes subatomic particles.

Who is Richard Feynman?

200

A proton is how many times smaller than a single grain of sand.


What is a trillion?

200

This fourth state of matter, not a solid, a liquid or a gas, is matter in a state where the electrons are pulled free from the atoms and can move independently.


What is a plasma?

200

This particle is always there when a tau neutrino is born or interacts with matter.


What is a tau lepton?

200

This second largest rodent in the world, found at Fermilab, is known for building dams. 


What is a beaver?

200

This American statistician/artist was exhibited in the Fermilab Art Gallery in 2014?

Who is Edward Tufte?

300

Without this force, the sun would cease to exist. It allows the fusion of protons and neutrons to form deuterium.



What is the weak force?

300

This plasma of charged particles coming out of the sun in all directions at very high speeds makes the tails of comets point away from the sun.


What is the solar wind?

300

These particles are the only fundamental particles masses of which are not known to scientists.


What are electron, muon, and tau neutrinos?

300

The flower of an early-blooming prairie plant looks like a meteor entering the earth’s atmosphere.


What is a shooting star?

300

Edward Tufte’s exhibition at Fermilab brought these diagrams to three-dimensional life.

What are Feynman diagrams?

400

Without this type of magnet, we would have no TVs, computers or telephones. They are also used in particle accelerators.


What are electromagnets?

400

This location in space is where the earth's magnetic field balances the pressure of the solar wind.


What is the magnetopause?

400

The sun makes streams of this type of neutrinos.


What are electron neutrinos?

400

This caterpillar is much loved by all at Fermilab. 


What is a monarch butterfly?

400

This is the name of the vehicle on display during Tufte’s exhibit, The Cognitive Art of Feynman Diagrams.  


What is the Feynman van?

500

This particle is always right-handed.


What is an antineutrino?

500

These huge bursts of solar wind rise above the Sun's corona and are some of the biggest explosions in our solar system.


What are coronal mass ejections (CMEs)?

500

Bruno Pontecorvo was the first physicist to propose the existence of this property of neutrinos.


What is neutrino oscillation?

500

The leaves of this woodland plant look like the skin of a common freshwater fish.  


What is trout lily?

500

Tufte’s exhibition at Fermilab included the display of this Airstream trailer.

What is “Interplanetary Explorer?”

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