Christian Andreas was born in Salzburg, Austria back in 1803. After graduating from high school, he studied mathematics and physics at the Imperial-Royal Polytechnic Institute in Salzburg. In 1835, he worked for the Prague Polytechnic University in Prague. He published an article on the observed frequency of a sound wave and the relative speed of the source.
Due to the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, he fled to Vienna, where he was appointed head of the Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Vienna. He died in 1853, he was 49.
What you may not know about Christian Andreas Doppler is that his theory and mathematical formula is still in use to this day. When I was in law enforcement we called the radar unit “The Doppler”, so when you get stopped for speeding you can thank Christian.
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