The Return to Vienna

  • Alec Eden


On their return to Vienna, the Doppler family moved into accommodation in the Paniglgasse (House No. 54) close to the Technical University where Christian Doppler became Professor of Practical Geometry on the retirement of the man who had launched him on his scientific career, Simon Stampfer. His tenure in this position, however, was to be less than a year. On 17th January 1850, the Emperor Franz Joseph signed a letter of appointment (page 61) authorising the foundation of an Institute of Physics at the Imperial University in Vienna, with Doppler as its first Director and Professor of Experimental Physics in the Philosophical Faculty there. Less than three months after his forty-sixth birthday, Doppler had reached the pinnacle of his academic career.


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alec Eden
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  1. 1.The Christian Doppler FoundationSalzburgAustria

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