29 November-Christian Doppler

Christian Doppler was a mathematician and physicist who was a native of Austria. He is best known for his development of the principle known as the ‘Doppler Effect’. The Doppler Effect is the change in the frequency of light and soundwaves for an observer who is moving relative to the wave source.

Christian Doppler was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1803. He was educated locally and then attended what is now the Vienna University of Technology where he studied mathematics and physics. On May 25th 1842, while working as a professor at the Prague Polytechnic, Doppler presented a paper to the Royal Bohemian Society. In the paper he articulated what became known as the ‘Doppler Effect’

Christian Doppler, mathematician and physicist, who described the influential phenomenon known as the ‘Doppler Effect’ was born in the year 1803 On This Day.

Doppler Effect

Deutsches Museum

Christian Doppler’s tomb, Venice



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