Unification in astroparticle physics: history and phenomena

Dr. Brigitte Falkenburg

Abstract

History: astroparticle physics emerged from particle physics and connects it to astrophysics. Early particle physics was based on cosmic ray studies. The 1930s and 1940s were dominated by the discovery of new particles (positron, muon, pion) and the problems of their identification. In the 1950s, the era of the big accelerators began. Recent astroparticle physics started in the 1980s, with solar neutrino measurements and the investigation of cosmic rays by means of particle detectors.

About the talk

Unification in astroparticle physics: history and phenomena
Dr. Brigitte Falkenburg
Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
Thursday September 17, 2009 - 0:00  (Aula)
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