Christian Doppler

mathematician, physicist

1803   -   1853

country of citizenship: Austria
educated at: TU Wien, Czech Technical University in Prague
occupation: mathematician, physicist, academic, astronomer, pedagogue, professor

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Christian Andreas Doppler (; German: [ˈdɔplɐ]; 29 November 1803 – 17 March 1853) was an Austrian mathematician and physicist. He is celebrated for his principle — known as the Doppler effect — that the observed frequency of a wave depends on the relative speed of the source and the observer. He used this concept to explain the color of binary stars.
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