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100

This medical device produces high-quality images of the inside of the human body based on the principles of nuclear magnetic resonance.


What is MRI?

100

The sun is a huge glowing sphere, seventy percent of which is this gas.


What is the hydrogen?

100

This experiment will send neutrinos 800 miles through Earth's mantle to a former gold mine in Lead, South Dakota.


What is the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment or DUNE?

100

A fly makes its home here. 


What is a goldenrod gall?

100

This Fermilab director stepped down in 1978 to protest the lack of funding for the lab.


Who is Robert Wilson?

200

This type of medical scan came directly from detectors initially designed for particle physics experiments sensing individual photons of light.


What is positron emission tomography or PET scan?

200

The sun uses this process at its core to create its energy by turning hydrogen into helium.


What is nuclear fusion?

200

This hypothetical fourth kind of neutrino may not follow the rules of neutrino interactions shown by the other known three.

What is sterile neutrino?

200

This frog makes quite a noise every spring. 


What is a chorus frog?

200

This was the name of the town where Fermilab was built.


What is Weston?

300

This computing tool allows particle physicists to process their enormous amounts of data by combining the strength of hundreds of thousands of individual computing farms.


What is the Data Grid?

300

This is what we call the visible surface of the sun, which has a temperature of about 6,000 degrees centigrade.


What is the photosphere?

300

This multitone liquid-argon detector was installed at Fermilab in 2018 after undergoing refurbishment at the CERN research center in Switzerland.


What is ICARUS?

300

These flowers can be found by Lederman Science Center in the spring. 


What are pasque flowers?

300

In 1973, Robert Wilson received this award for his "unusual ingenuity in designing experiments to explore the fundamental particles of matter . . . culminating in the world's most powerful particle accelerator."


What is the National Medal of Science?

400

These neutron sources produce powerful neutron beams by bombarding a mercury target with energetic protons from a large accelerator complex.


What are spallation neutron sources?

400

These features on the surface of the sun increase and decrease in number on an eleven-year cycle.


What are sunspots?

400

This Fermilab experiment sends a neutrino beam to a 14,000-ton particle detector, 500 miles away in Minnesota.


What is the NOvA experiment?

400

This plant is currently blooming in the prairie. 


What is spiderwort?

400

This physicist was known for leadership in the design, construction, commissioning and operation of the Tevatron.


Who is Helen Edwards?

500

At first, particle physicists looked on this phenomenon as a troublesome problem that sapped electrons' acceleration energy. Now, researchers use it to create the brightest lights on earth, focused on a pinpoint.


What is synchrotron radiation?

500

In May of 1919, a British expedition went to Brazil to observe a solar eclipse and make the first attempt to prove this theory by observing starlight grazing the edge of the sun.


What is Einstein's general theory of relativity? (And they proved him right!)

500

In particle physics, this mechanism is a generic model used to understand incredibly small masses of neutrinos compared to other fundamental particles which are millions of times heavier.


What is the seesaw mechanism?

500

This native plant is currently blooming in woodland areas. 


What is wild geranium?

500

In 1992, while visiting Fermilab, this inventor of the World Wide Web made the first one-click link between the CERN server and Fermilab’s central computers.


Who is Sir Tim Berners-Lee?

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