Vol. 11 (2008) > lrr-2008-2

doi: 10.12942/lrr-2008-2
Living Rev. Relativity 11 (2008), 2

History of Astroparticle Physics and its Components

1 Technische Universität Dortmund, Department of Human Sciences and Theology (14), Emil-Figge-Str. 50, 44221 Dortmund, Germany and Interdisciplinary Center for Science and Technology Studies: Normative and Historical Perspectives (IZWT), Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Gaußstraße 20, 42119 Wuppertal

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This article gives an outline of the historical events that led to the formation of contemporary astroparticle physics. As a starting point for analyzing the history of astroparticle physics this article will review the various, yet scattered pieces of historical work that have been done so far. To make the picture more complete it will then give a brief survey of the most important fields that have played a role in the development of astroparticle physics as we know it today. It will conclude with an overview of the historical questions that are still open and the rich philosophical implications that lie behind those questions.

Keywords: astroparticle physics, history of physics, philosophy of physics

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ORIGINAL http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2008-2
Title History of Astroparticle Physics and its Components
Author Vanessa Cirkel-Bartelt
Date accepted 20 March 2008, published 7 May 2008
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