At the celebration of the overseas convention on Cosmic Rays held in Kyoto in August 1979 5 elderly individuals of the cosmic ray fraternity, H. Elliot, V. L. Ginzburg, B. Peters, Y. Sekido, and J. A. Simpson met jointly as a cocktail party dedicated to the joy of jap food and recollections of our more youthful days. This friendly social gathering referred to as to of our personal age in addition to a few eminent seniors now not current on the brain the various pals convention whose reminiscences may have additional enriched and enlivened our night. by the point the dinner got here to an finish we had agreed that the compilation of a extra huge selection of own memories will be an engaging and necessary project. for that reason, the following day we held an article assembly to attract up an inventory of strength authors and folks, the current editors, began paintings at the venture. In placing the ebook jointly our goal has been to aim to catch and checklist via those own debts whatever of the ambience, the buzz and the frustrations of study in cosmic rays as skilled first and foremost hand by means of the various practi tioners within the box. It hasn't ever been our goal that it's going to contain a scientific background of the topic. Neither, regrettably, can or not it's an absolutely consultant assortment in view that useful limits to the scale of the quantity by myself might restrict that.
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