International School of Cosmic Ray Astrophysics
<< Maurice M. Shapiro >>
17th Course: "Astro & Particle Physics: From Underground to Outer Space"
11-18 July 2010
Ettore Majorana Centre
Erice, Sicily, Italy
Why is the physics of extremely energetic cosmic rays interesting? A brief review of the relevant astrophysical processes and high energy physics. Some details of extensive air showers. The first major experiments: Volcano Ranch, Yakutsk, the Fly's Eye, and Akeno.