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100

Particles must have this property in order to be accelerated in particle accelerators.

What is electric charge?

100

These are the “signatures” particles leave inside detectors.


What are particle tracks?

100

Hundreds of these are used in neutrino detectors to capture the light left after a neutrino collides with an atomic nucleus.


What are photomultiplier tubes or PMTs?

100

This is the kind of telescope that uses glass lenses to gather light from the stars and magnify their images.


What is a refracting telescope?

100

This woodland plant is named for its flower which looks like a person standing at a church pulpit. 


What is Jack-in-the-pulpit?

200

These devices are used in accelerators to speed up particles and bend particle beams.

What are magnets?

200

This type of radiation can be detected with Geiger counters.


What is ionizing radiation?

200

This anomaly was caused by observing the deficit of atmospheric muon neutrinos.


What is the atmospheric neutrino anomaly?

200

This astronomical observatory built in the 1890s and located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, has a 40-inch lens, the largest glass lens ever successfully used in a telescope.


What is the Yerkes Observatory?

200

This is the number of stomachs the bison, a ruminant, has.


What is four?

300

This device replaced the Cockcroft-Walton pre-accelerator in Fermilab’s accelerator chain.


What is a radio frequency quadrupole or RFQ?

300

These first-generation detectors were large vessels filled with heated transparent liquid.


What are bubble chambers?

300

This theory suggests that all fundamental forces were unified into one force at the beginning of the universe.


What is the Grand Unification Theory or GUT?

300

This distortion of white light passing through a glass lens causes the images of stars to be fuzzy and less focused.


What is chromatic aberration?

300

This flower is one of the first plants to bloom in spring.


What is spring beauty?

400

Fermilab’s original Linac, made of drift tubes, was based on the technique developed by this scientist at Berkeley in 1947.


Who is Luis Alvarez?

400

Most collisions in our world, from neutrinos to billiard balls, can be described by this word.


What is scattering?

400

Neutrinos are classified by these states.


What are flavor and mass states?

400

This is the kind of telescope that uses a parabolic mirror to gather light from the stars and magnify their images.


What is a reflecting telescope?

400

This butterfly is named for the “tails” on its hind wings.


What is the swallowtail butterfly?

500

Fermilab’s new superconducting Linac will accelerate particles to this energy.


What is 800 MeV?

500

This system tells a computer to capture data only from interesting and relevant interactions.


What is a trigger system?

500

In 1987, scientists caught neutrinos from a supernova in this nearby galaxy.


What is the Large Magellanic Cloud?

500

This famous scientist invented the first successful reflecting telescope in 1668 and has its simple design named after him.


Who is Isaac Newton and his Newtonian reflector?

500

Named the Illinois state amphibian, this Fermilab resident can burrow up to two feet.


What is the tiger salamander?

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