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

    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.

    *** Click here to see an introductory video highlighting the NCPA’s expertise and research capabilities. ***


    New Events

    BASS 2024 (Henry E. Bass Basic Acoustics Summer School)
    (June 3 – July 31, 2024)
    *Deadline February 29, 2024

    PASS 2024 (Physical Acoustics Summer School)
    (June 2-7, 2024)
    *Deadline February 8, 2024



    Past Events

    2023 Henry E. Bass Basic Acoustics Summer School (BASS)
    (May 21 – July 21, 2023)
    *Deadline February 28, 2023