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Question 1: Its main facility is HERA, which collides ________ or positrons and protons.

Question 2: It will also be the most energetic collider of heavy ions when it begins colliding ________ ions in 2010.

Question 3: ________, located near Chicago, USA.
FermilabArgonne National LaboratoryIllinois Technology and Research CorridorBartlett, Illinois

Question 4: The overarching goal, which is pursued in several distinct ways, is to find and understand what physics may lie beyond the ________.
PhotonStandard ModelQuarkParticle physics

Question 5: There are also other areas of work in theoretical particle physics ranging from particle cosmology to ________.
General relativityLoop quantum gravityCausal dynamical triangulationKaluza–Klein theory

Question 6: It may involve work on supersymmetry, alternatives to the ________, extra spatial dimensions (such as the Randall-Sundrum models), Preon theory, combinations of these, or other ideas.
Particle physicsEffective field theoryQuantum field theoryHiggs mechanism

Question 7: It is the home of a number of experiments such as K2K, a neutrino oscillation experiment and Belle, an experiment measuring the ________ violation in the B-meson.
Standard ModelParticle physicsCP violationQuark

Question 8: Following the convention of particle physicists, "elementary particles" refer to objects such as ________ and photons, it is well known that these "particles" display wave-like properties as well.

Question 9: Many other ________ exist.
Ionizing radiationX-rayNuclear fusionParticle accelerator

Question 10: The idea that all matter is composed of ________ dates to at least the 6th century BC.
Standard ModelElementary particleQuarkParticle physics


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