Physicists at Fermilab are searching for the smallest building blocks of matter. Currently there are three kinds of building blocks: quarks, leptons and bosons. Read about Fermilab's search for the bottom and top quarks, the accelerator and detectors needed for their discovery, the spin-offs along the way, and the continuing efforts to reveal the basic particles and forces of nature.

Searching for the Building Blocks of Matter was an exhibit for the public on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. A committee of physicists and Fermilab employees developed the content for the exhibit. This web site includes the text and graphics from that exhibit. The entire text of the exhibit, not graphics, is available in PDF.

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