Christian Doppler

Physicist Christian Doppler

Profession: Physicist


Biography: The Doppler Effect (the change in frequency of a wave for an observer moving relative to its source, best illustrated by the changing sound of a siren as it approaches, passes, and recedes from an observer)

Born: November 29, 1803
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: March 17, 1853 (aged 49)
Cause of Death: Pulmonary disease

Historical Events

  • 1842-05-25 Christian Doppler presents his idea, now known as the Doppler Effect (through the changing colors of binary stars), to the Royal Bohemian Society, Prague

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