Cosmic Rays and Earth (Space Sciences Series of ISSI, Volume by J.W. Bieber,E. Eroshenko,P. Evenson,E.O. Flückiger,R.

By J.W. Bieber,E. Eroshenko,P. Evenson,E.O. Flückiger,R. Kallenbach

The yr 1998 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the neutron visual display unit, a key examine instrument within the box of house physics and solar-terrestrial family members. In honor of this social gathering a workshop entitled 'Cosmic Rays and Earth' was once equipped to check the detection of cosmic rays on the floor and within the reduce surroundings of Earth, together with the influence that this radiation has at the terrestrial atmosphere. a different concentration was once the position of neutron screens within the research of this radiation, at the technology enabled via the original dataset of the global community of neutron displays, and on carrying on with possibilities to take advantage of those info to unravel amazing difficulties. This booklet is the vital made from that workshop, integrating the contribu­ tions of all members. Following a normal precis of the workshop ready via the editors, the quantity leads off with a keynote article by way of Professor John Simpson describing his invention of the neutron video display in 1948 and the early clinical discoveries made with this instrument.

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