Early History of Cosmic Ray Studies

Personal Reminiscences with Old Photographs

  • Yataro Sekido
  • Harry Elliot

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 118)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Beginnings

  3. Memory of Remote Days

  4. Positron and Mesotron

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Masa Takeuchi
      Pages 137-143
    3. John G. Wilson
      Pages 145-160
    4. Erich R. Bagge
      Pages 161-164
  5. Sea, Mountain and Underground

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Antal J. Somogyi
      Pages 181-185
    3. Yataro Sekido
      Pages 187-206
  6. Showers: Local and Extensive

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Walter Heinrich Heitler
      Pages 209-211
    3. Nicolai A. Dobrotin, Georgi T. Zatsepin, Sergei I. Nikolsky, Sergei A. Slavatinsky
      Pages 225-237
    4. George W. Clark
      Pages 239-246
  7. Primaries and Secondary Products

  8. Further in Particle Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Mituo Taketani
      Pages 285-294
    3. Marian Miesowicz
      Pages 295-298
    4. George D. Rochester
      Pages 299-321
    5. Jerzy Pniewski
      Pages 323-337
  9. Further in Space Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Sergei N. Vernov, Naum L. Grigorov, George B. Khristiansen, Agasi N. Charakhchan, Alexander E. Chudakov
      Pages 357-374
    3. John A. Simpson
      Pages 385-409
    4. Hannes Alfvén
      Pages 427-431
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 433-444

About this book


On the occasion of the International Conference on Cosmic Rays held in Kyoto in August 1979 five aged members of the cosmic ray fraternity, H. Elliot, V. L. Ginzburg, B. Peters, Y. Sekido, and J. A. Simpson met together as a dinner party devoted to the enjoyment of Japanese cuisine and reminiscences of our younger days. This pleasant occasion called to of our own age as well as some eminent seniors not present at the mind the many friends conference whose recollections would have further enriched and enlivened our evening. By the time the dinner came to an end we had agreed that the compilation of a more extensive collection of personal reminiscences would be an interesting and worthwhile undertaking. Accordingly, the next day we held an editorial meeting to draw up a list of potential authors and two of us, the present editors, started work on the project. In putting the book together our intention has been to try to capture and record through these personal accounts something of the atmosphere, the excitement and the frustrations of research in cosmic rays as experienced at first hand by some of the practi­ tioners in the field. It has never been our intention that it should comprise a systematic history of the subject. Neither, unfortunately, can it be a fully representative collection since practical limits to the size of the volume alone would preclude that.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yataro Sekido
    • 1
  • Harry Elliot
    • 2
  1. 1.Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Imperial CollegeLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8899-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5434-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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