Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, especially with the nature of the heavenly bodies, rather than their positions or motions in space.
Astroparticle physics, also known as particle astrophysics, is a branch of natural philosophy that studies elementary particles of astronomical origin and their relation to Astrophysics, Cosmic ray physics, astronomy, Cosmology and Particle physics. It is quite a new field arising at the interaction of particle physics, astronomy, astrophysics, detector physics, relativity, solid state physics, and cosmology. Partly driven by the invention of neutrino oscillation, the field has undergone fast development, both in theory and experiments. The field of astroparticle physics has developed from the field of Optical physics. The detector technology has advanced the field of astrophysics which involved topics, like mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics, plasma physics, nuclear physics, relativity, and particle physics. Particle physicists found astrophysics necessary due to difficulty in producing particles with comparable energy to those found in space.
A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on May, 2014