From Ultra Rays to Astroparticles

A Historical Introduction to Astroparticle Physics

Editors: Falkenburg, Brigitte, Rhode, Wolfgang (Eds.)

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  • Provides a unique historical introduction to astroparticle physics to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the cosmic ray discovery
  • Covers the roots and development of the exciting field of astroparticle physics
  • Written by a multidiciplinary group of experts in the field
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The scope of the book is to give an overview of the history of astroparticle physics, starting with the discovery of cosmic rays (Victor Hess, 1912) and its background (X-ray, radioactivity).
The book focusses on the ways in which physics changes in the course of this history. The following changes run parallel, overlap, and/or interact:
- Discovery of effects like X-rays, radioactivity, cosmic rays, new particles but also  progress  through non-discoveries (monopoles)  etc.
- The change of the description of nature in physics, as consequence of new theoretical questions at the beginning of the 20th century, giving rise to quantum physics, relativity, etc.
- The change of experimental methods, cooperations, disciplinary divisions.
With regard to the latter change, a main topic of the book is to make the specific multi-diciplinary features of astroparticle physics clear.

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“This book is a collection of ten articles written by expert contributors who describe current work in a technological and historical context. … Each article gives a thorough account and includes many references for further study. … This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the field and a useful supplement to lecture courses. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.” (M. Dickinson, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), July, 2013)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Rhode, Wolfgang

  • From the Discovery of Radioactivity to the First Accelerator Experiments

    Pages 17-47

    Walter, Michael

  • Development of Cosmology: From a Static Universe to Accelerated Expansion

    Pages 49-70

    Bartelmann, Matthias

  • Evolution of Astrophysics: Stars, Galaxies, Dark Matter, and Particle Acceleration

    Pages 71-102

    Biermann, Peter L.

  • Development of Ultra High-Energy Cosmic Ray Research

    Pages 103-141

    Kampert, Karl-Heinz (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Ultra Rays to Astroparticles
Book Subtitle
A Historical Introduction to Astroparticle Physics
Editors
  • Brigitte Falkenburg
  • Wolfgang Rhode
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5422-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5422-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5421-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9455-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 346
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