Christian Doppler Laboratory
Functionally Oriented Materials Design
Christian Doppler was educated in Vienna and taught in Prague, Schemnitz
and at the Polytechnic Institute in Vienna (precursor to today's Vienna
University of Technology), where he became Professor of Practical Geometry
His main fields of research were mathematics and electricity.
Doppler is best known for his principle that describes changes in frequency of waves emitted by a source that moves with respect to the obserer. He stated this relationship in 1842 in Über das farbige Licht der Doppelsterne und einiger anderer Gestirne des Himmels (On the Coloured Light of Double Stars and Certain Other Stars of the Heavens) while working in Prague.
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