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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.

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    Current News




    New Events

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


    Past Events

    2022 Henry E. Bass Basic Acoustics Summer School
    (June 6 – July 29, 2022)
    *Deadline February 28, 2022

    PASS 2022 (Physical Acoustics Summer School)
    (June 5-10, 2022)
    *Deadline February 15, 2022

    PASS 2020/2021 CANCELED
    Due to on-going concerns about COVID-19, the Organizing Committee has decided to cancel PASS 2020/2021.  All currently accepted participants will be automatically accepted for PASS 2022 and we are accepting new applications (see link below for an application form) which will be due by February 15, 2022 for full consideration. (PASS 2022 Application Form)

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT re:  2020 PASS Summer School
    (Tentative Dates:  May 30 – June 4, 2021)

    2021 Henry E. Bass Basic Acoustics Summer School
    (June 7 – July 30, 2021)
    *Deadline April 22, 2021

    2020 Henry E. Bass Basic Acoustics Summer School
    (June 8 – July 31, 2020)
    *Deadline February 21, 2020