Extensive air showers and ultra high-energy cosmic rays: a historical review

@article{Kampert2012ExtensiveAS,
  title={Extensive air showers and ultra high-energy cosmic rays: a historical review},
  author={K-H. Kampert and Alan Andrew Watson},
  journal={The European Physical Journal H},
  year={2012},
  volume={37},
  pages={359-412}
}
The discovery of extensive air showers by Rossi, Schmeiser, Bothe, Kohlhörster and Auger at the end of the 1930s, facilitated by the coincidence technique of Bothe and Rossi, led to fundamental contributions in the field of cosmic ray physics and laid the foundation for high-energy particle physics. Soon after World War II a cosmic ray group at MIT in the USA pioneered detailed investigations of air shower phenomena and their experimental skill laid the foundation for many of the methods and… 

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