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100

Particles from this family can pile up and share the space.

What are bosons?

100

This radio engineer/astronomer from Wheaton, Illinois, built the first radio telescope in his back yard in 1937 and published the first radio map of the sky (the Milky Way galaxy) in 1944.


Who is Grote Reber?

100

This wildflower comes up in May and has an apple-like fruit under its umbrella leaves. 


What is a mayapple?

100

This person was Fermilab’s artist-in-residence in 2014.

Who is Lindsay Olson?

100

On July 21, 2000, the Direct Observation of the Nu Tau (DONUT) collaboration at Fermilab announced the first direct evidence for this neutrino, the third kind of neutrino known to particle physicists.

What is the tau neutrino?

200

The discovery of this property of neutrino proved that neutrinos have nonzero mass.

What is neutrino oscillation?

200

This is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope, which was dedicated 20 years ago in West Virginia.


What is the Green Bank Telescope?

200

This common bird at Fermilab is the state bird for seven states, including Illinois.


What is the northern cardinal?

200

This person was Fermilab’s first guest composer in 2020.


Who is David Ibbett?

200

Restoration of this natural asset began in 1971.

What is the native prairie?

300

This intrinsic property of particles is exhibited by having a magnetic moment.

What is spin?

300

This area in the eastern part of the United States is where radio transmissions are heavily restricted by law to facilitate scientific research.


What is the United States National Radio Quiet Zone?

300

This is a “common” snake found in the prairie.


What is common garter snake?

300

This artist-in-residence created the exhibit                   “A Perplexity of Conundrums” in 2018.

Who is Jim Jenkins?

300

Neutron beams from the Linac were used for this purpose from 1976 to 2013. Over 3,000 patients were treated.

What is beam therapy?

400

These are the only two particles that neutrinos can absorb or emit.

What are W and Z bosons?

400

This large radio telescope installation in Puerto Rico collects and shares data for SETI, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence.


What is the Arecibo Observatory?

400

The pollen of this plant is often mistaken as a source of hay fever but is too heavy to be carried by the wind.


What is goldenrod?

400

This Fermilab artist-in-residence works at the intersections of art, journalism, science, and human rights.

Who is Adam Nadel?

400

On September 18, 1980, Fermilab’s central building was named this.

What is Wilson Hall?

500

These particles are their own antiparticles.


What are Majorana particles?

500

This can occur when the strong, sudden burst of x-rays from a solar flare hits the Earth's atmosphere, jamming both high and low frequency radio signals.


What is a radio blackout?

500

During World War II, the white, fuzzy fiber attached to seeds of this plant was used in life preservers.


What is milkweed?

500

This artist-in-residence donated this PHSCologram located on the 13th floor of Wilson Hall. 


Who is Ellen Sandor?

500

In 1969, a lumber thief cut down several of these trees within the Laboratory boundaries and was preparing to haul them away when discovered by a Laboratory staff member. They were stored and, two years later, became the decorative paneling in the auditorium proper and on the ceiling of the auditorium lobby.

What are black walnut trees?

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