Christian Andreas (Johann) Doppler (1803 – 1853) was an Austrian physicist and mathematician.
Known principally for his description of the Doppler effect
In 1842 he presented to six colleagues at the Royal Bohemian Society of Sciences ‘On the coloured light of the double stars and certain other stars of the heavens’. He described the change in the observed frequency of a wave when there is relative motion between the wave source and the observer. His theory was rejected…
- Born 29 November 1803 in Salzburg Austria
- Died 17 March 1853
- Doppler effect – describes the change in the observed frequency of a wave when there is relative motion between the wave source and the observer. First proposed in 1842 by Doppler who described how the colour of starlight changed with the movement of the star.
Key Medical Attributions
- Doppler C. Über das farbige Licht der Doppelsterne und einiger anderer Gestirne des Himmels. [On the coloured light of the double stars and certain other stars of the heavens] 1842.
- Eden A. The man behind the technique: in the steps of Christian Doppler. J Hist Neurosci. 1994 Jan;3(1):35-43. [PMID 11618805]
- Coman IM. Christian Andreas Doppler–the man and his legacy. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2005 Jan;6(1):7-10. [PMID 15744940]
- Eden A. [Johann Christian Doppler? Or Christian Andreas Doppler?]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 1988 Jan 29;113(4):158-9. [PMID 3276491]
- Eden A. Johann Christian Doppler. Ultrasound Med Biol. 1985 May-Jun;11(3):L537-9. [PMID 3901459]
- Find a Grave: Christian (Andreas) Doppler. Cimitero di San Michele.
the person behind the name
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