175 years of the Doppler effect — Salzburg Symposium

Between Thursday 1st and Saturday 3rd June 2017, the Christian Doppler Foundation’s Anniversary Symposium took place in Salzburg in the University of Salzburg’s Main Hall, and in the new university laboratory building in the Science-City in Itzling. The Symposium celebrated the 175th anniversary of the discovery of the Doppler effect.

Photos courtesy of Dr Karl RiedlingPhotos courtesy of Dr Karl Riedling

Further photos
Symposium Program Booklet
Symposium Poster
Radio broadcast entitled “Lighthouse” – An introduction to science and technology with extracts from the  symposium

Thursday 1st June 2017University Main Hall, Max-Reinhardt-Platz in the festival district, 2-4 Hofstallgasse

18:00-18:30 Welcome
University professor, Dr Heinrich Schmidinger, Rector of the University of Salzburg
Regional government member Martina Berthold of the Province of Salzburg
Local councillor Ursula Schupfer of the City of Salzburg
Professor Emeritus Dr Franz G. Rammerstorfer, Christian Doppler Research Society, Vienna.
Professor Dr Peter Eckl, President of the Christian Doppler Foundation Salzburg Opening ceremony
Governor Dr Wilfried Haslauer, Province of SalzburgMusical Accompaniment
The Ensemble for New Music, from the University Mozarteum and
Shaun Choo, Salzburg with pieces by Iannis Xenakis and Frédéric Chopin

Opening address: A thousand new worlds
Assistant professor Dr Lisa Kaltenegger,
Director of the Carl Sagan Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Video of the Opening address

from 20 Uhr Relaxed end to the evening with a buffet in the Jeanne-Kahn Foyer

Friday 2nd June 2017Laboratory Building in Itzling, 2a Jakob-Haringer Straße

Hosted by professor Edith Tutsch-Bauer

8:30-8:50 Welcome event at the Factulty of Sciences new laboratory building
Professor Dr Nicola Hüsing, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Physical Materials at the University of Salzburg.
Professor Dr Arne Bathke, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Salzburg.

Talk on the life and times of Christian Doppler

The development of a physicist — Doppler’s youth in Salzburg and Vienna
Professor Dr Robert Hoffman, Department of History at the University of Salzburg.
Video of the talk

Christian Doppler and Prague
Professor Dr Ladislav Musílek, Technical University of Prague, Czech Republic
Video of the talk

The Doppler principle — «Wie ein Brückenpfeiler, der fortschreitet»
Professor Dr Peter M. Schuster, Pöllauberg, Steiermark
Video of the talk

Coffee break

Talks on astronomy

The Doppler effect and extragalactic astronomy and cosmology
Professor Dr Sabine Schindler, Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics, University of Innsbruck

Glimpsing the inside the stars with the Doppler effect
Professor Dr Arnold Hanslmeier, Institute of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Graz

Lunch Break

Talks on physics

Vibrations, jumps and dances – The Doppler effect and movement at the quantum scale
Professor Dr Gero Vogl, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna
Video of the talk

Using the Doppler effect and lasers to reach absolute zero
Professor Dr Rudolf Grimm, Institute of Experimental Physics and Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information at the University of Innsbruck

A homage to Christian Doppler. The week of creation, day one.
Performance by the actor and medical doctor Dr Johann Winkler, Salzburg, based on a long poem by Peter M. Schuster
Video of the performance


Solitär University Mozarteum, 1 Mirabellplatz

4th Doppler concert
The Ensemble for New Music from the University Mozarteum, Salzburg

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Laboratory Building in Itzling, 2a Jakob-Haringer Straße

Hosted by professor Edith Tutsch-Bauer


Talks on Geoinformatics

Is Doppler of significance to global satellite navigation systems?
Professor Dr  Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Institute of Geodesy, Technical University of Graz
Video of the talk

Remote sensing: Taking a detailed look with the Doppler effect
Dr Josef Strobl, Professor of Geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg

Coffee break

Talks on music, medicine and astrophysics

The Doppler effect and music
Professor Dr Achim Bornhoeft, Institute of New Music and Studio for Electronic Music, the University Mozarteum, Salzburg
Video of the talk

10:40-11:20 The Doppler effect and medicine
Professor Dr Bernhard Iglseder, Consultant at the University Geriatrics Clinic, Salzburg «Landes- Clinics»
Video of the talk
11:20-12:00 Keynote speech with discussion
Gravitational waves

Dr Josef Gaßner, University of Applied Sciences, Landshut, Germany
Lunch Break

Talks on society and technology

Christian Doppler  — the namesake for a modern model of cooperation between science and the economy
Professor Dr Franz G. Rammerstorfer, Christian Doppler Research Society and the Technical University of Vienna
Video of the talk

14:40-15:20 How the laws of physics create new economic models
Gunter Pauli, ZERI, Kamakura, Japan
Video of the talk | Presentation slides
15:20-15:30 Closing address
Professor Dr Peter Eckl, President of the Christian Doppler Foundation, Salzburg