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 Astronomie" to
the new
"Institut für Astrophysik" -- you could (in October 2013) find the following
6 posters



   Pflamm-Altenburg, J.; Hensler, G.         according to  http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ASPC..440..403P



  Hensler, G.; Recchi, S.               http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012nuco.confE.196H


  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

A&A, Vol. 547, id.A43               Department of Astrophysics

ASP Conf. Proc., Vol. 458, p. 367   Institute of Astrophysics

A&A, Vol. 543, id.A129              Institute of Astrophysics
This variety of names appears to be in line with those on the posters. Please note that
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
and posters nor to one single person. As of  Tue Nov  5 15:56:01 CET 2013, the link
http://astro.univie.ac.at/en/institute/ still leads
to an "Institute of Astronomy" whereas the
German version http://astro.univie.ac.at/institut/ lists an "
Institut für Astrophysik" at the
"Fakultät für Geowissenschaften, Geographie und Astronomie". On the homepage of the
latter you find -- in the English version -- a
link to the "Department of Astrophysics" which
in turn leads you to the German (!) version of the homepage

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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