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.

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    New Events

    2020 PASS Summer School Applications
    (May 31 – June 5, 2020)
    *Deadline February 10, 2020

    2019 Henry E. Bass Basic Acoustics Summer School
    (June 3 – July 26, 2019)
    *Deadline March 1, 2019


    Past Events

    2018 Henry E. Bass Basic Acoustics Summer School
    (June 4 – July 27, 2018)
    *Deadline March 1, 2018*

    2018 PASS Summer School Applications
    (June 3 – 8, 2018)
    *Deadline extended to February 19, 2018*

    2017 Dr. Sara A. Brown’s Retirement Reception
    (January 24, 2017)

    NCPA Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Open House
    (October 14, 2016 from 1-4 PM)
    Photos from the event:  NCPA 30th