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History of Astroparticle Physics and its Components

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Author(s): Cirkel-Bartelt Vanessa

Journal: Living Reviews in Relativity
ISSN 1433-8351

Volume: 11;
Start page: 2;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: astroparticle physics | history of physics | philosophy of physics

ABSTRACT
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.