BeschreibungThe 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.
2 From the discovery of radioactivity to first accelerator experiments.- 3 Development of Cosmology:From a Static Universe to Accelerated Expansion.- 4 Evolution of Astrophysics5.1 Introduction and General Overview.
5 Development of Ultra High-Energy Cosmic Ray Research.
6 Very-High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy.- 7 Search for the neutrino mass and low energy neutrino astronomy.- 8 From Particle Physics to Astroparticle Physics: Proton Decay and the Rise of Non-Accelerator Physics.
10 From Waves to Particle Tracks and Quantum Probabilities.- A Timetable.
B Nobel prizes.
C.1 Textbooks 1987-2012.
C.2 Textbooks 1962-1986.
C.3 Textbooks 1937-1961.
C.4 Textbooks 1912-1936.
D Books in History of Physics
PressestimmenFrom the reviews: "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)
Untertitel: A Historical Introduction to Astroparticle Physics. 2012. Auflage. Previously published in hardcover. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2015
Seitenanzahl: 356 Seiten