National Center for Physical Acoustics

University of Mississippi
  • Group photo of NCPA researchers
    Two people trying to speak underwater
    Acoustic testing chamber
    Researcher posed next to some equipment
  • Welcome


    NCPA resides on the campus of the University of Mississippi, which, in turn is located in the beautiful and charming town of Oxford, Mississippi.

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    NCPA serves as the Physical Acoustics Archives for the Acoustical Society of America and coordinates the biennial Physical Acoustics Summer School. Although NCPA is not an academic department, we do employ undergraduate and graduate students. This employment allows graduate students to fulfill their research requirements for their degrees and undergraduate students to enhance their learning experience.NCPA maintains basic and applied research programs in many areas of physical acoustics; provides coordination of major, multi-university research programs in the United States; serves as an advocate for physical acoustics to federal agencies and other organizations; provides significant educational opportunities for students and postdocs; and provides direct research assistance to investigators throughout the world.


    New Events

    2015 Henry E. Bass Basic Acoustics Summer School      (June 8 – July 29, 2015)



    Past Events

    2015 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics      (January 16 – January 18, 2015)

    2014 NCPA Christmas Luncheon   (December 11, 2014)

    2014 Henry E. Bass Basic Acoustics Summer School      (June 2 – July 25, 2014)

    2014 Physical Acoustics Summer School
    (May 28 – June 3, 2014)

    2013 Henry E. Bass Basic Acoustics Summer School (June 10-Aug. 2, 2013)