8 different names
for 1 institute
In front of the office at the Sternwarte of G. Hensler -- who
has been the driving
force behind the change from the long-term name "Institut für
the new "Institut für Astrophysik" --
you could (in October 2013) find the following
Pflamm-Altenburg, J.; Hensler, G.
according to http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ASPC..440..403P
Mitchell, Nigel L.; Vorobyov, Eduard I.;
Hensler, Gerhard http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013MNRAS.428.2674M
The now more or less official English version is : "Department of Astrophysics".
An additional look at adsabs.harvard.edu reveals for G. Hensler
A&A, Vol. 551, id.A41
Institute for Astrophysics
This variety of names appears to be in line with those on the
posters. Please note that
A&A, Vol. 547, id.A43
ASP Conf. Proc., Vol. 458, p. 367 Institute
A&A, Vol. 543, id.A129
altogether 8 different names for our institute have been used
by G. Hensler over the
last few years:
Confusion concerning the name of our institute however is
neither restricted to articles
- Institut für Astronomie
- Institut für Astrophysik
- Institute of Astronomy
- Institute for Astronomy
- Institute of Astrophysics
- Institute for Astrophysics
- Department of Astrophysics
- Department for Astrophysics
and posters nor to one single person. As of Tue Nov 5
15:56:01 CET 2013, the link
still leads to an "Institute of Astronomy"
http://astro.univie.ac.at/institut/ lists an "Institut für Astrophysik"
Geowissenschaften, Geographie und Astronomie". On
the homepage of the
latter you find -- in the English version -- a link to
the "Department of Astrophysics"
in turn leads you to the German (!) version of the homepage http://astro.univie.ac.at/institut/.
If even the ideator
of the name change cannot agree on the new name of our
institute, was it really necessary or helpful to change
from the all-encompassing
"Astronomy" to the restricted "Astrophysics" ?
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