Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Pages 77-140
  3. Pages 141-170
  4. Pages 171-190
  5. Pages 191-212
  6. Pages 213-228
  7. Pages 245-264
  8. Pages 265-286
  9. Pages 287-291
  10. Pages 293-297
  11. Pages 299-336
  12. Pages 337-379
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 381-441

About this book


The book describes the branch of astrophysics in which processes in the universe are investigated with experimental methods known from particle physics experiments. After a historical introduction to the basics of elementary particles, their interactions and the relevant detection techniques are described. The main body of the book concerns cosmic rays. The modern aspects of astroparticle physics are described in a chapter on cosmology. The book provides an orientation in the field of astroparticle physics that many beginners might look for. The physics issues are presented with little mathematics, and the results are illustrated by many diagrams. The reader has a chance to enter this field of astrophysics with a book that closes the gap between expert and popular level.


Astronomy Astrophysics Big Bang Cosmic rays Cosmology Dark matter Universe

Authors and affiliations

  • Claus Grupen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of SiegenSiegenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25312-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27670-8
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