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Physical Acoustics Summer School
PASS 2016

The 2016 Physical Acoustics Summer School, PASS 2016, will be convened at Daniels Summit Lodge, Heber City Utah, south of Salt Lake City Utah and Park City Utah, with arrival on 15 June and departure on 21 June. This is the same venue as was for the 2014 Physical Acoustics Summer School. Participation, including Students, Lecturers, and Discussion Leaders, is limited to fifty. Full-time participation of all is required.  Part-timers and visitors are not permitted.

Purpose: The purpose of the Summer School is to bring graduate Students, distinguished Lecturers, and Discussion Leaders together to discuss a wide variety of subjects in physical acoustics. PASS will give students opportunities to meet experts and discuss topics they would not ordinarily encounter in their own colleges and universities.

Students: The focus of PASS is on intermediate and advanced graduate students.

Lecturers and Discussion Leaders: The Organizing Committee will select approximately eight lecture topics, as well as appropriate Lecturers and Discussion Leaders.

Costs: Participants provide their own transportation to and from Salt Lake City Airport (SLC). Some van travel assistance from and to SLC will be available. There is a $200 Student Registration Fee. The other costs of participation, including room and board, based on multiple-occupancy for Students, will be paid by sponsors.

Program: Program information, included in a full Preliminary Schedule, will be available to all those who request the Application Forms from the webpage (above) at the National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) at The University of Mississippi.

Application Deadline: Completed Application Forms for the 2016 Summer School must be received at NCPA no later than Monday 22, February 2016.

Applications: All participants must have a completed Application Form on file. To obtain copies of this Announcement, the Application Form and a Preliminary Schedule, please contact Debra A. Perrier or see the links below:

Debra A. Perrier
National Center for Physical Acoustics
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
145 Hill Drive
University, MS 38677-1848
Office: 662.915.5840
Fax: 662.915.7494

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J.R. (Josh) Gladden
PASS 2016 Director and NCPA Director
National Center for Physical Acoustics
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
145 Hill Drive
University, MS 38677-1848
Office: 662.915.7428
Fax: 662.915.7494


Preliminary Roster

Lecturers Affiliation Time Topic
G. W. Swift Los Alamos National Laboratory Morning Thermoacoustics
P. S. Wilson University of Texas-Austin Afternoon Acoustics of Bubbles and Bubbly Fluids
M. F. Hamilton University of Texas-Austin Morning Nonlinear Acoustics
M. A. Averkiou University of Washington Afternoon Biomedical Acoustics
R. M. Waxler University of Mississippi-National Center for Physical Acoustics Morning Atmospheric Propagation and Infrasound
D. L. Johnson Schlumberger-Doll Morning Geophysical Acoustics
V. M. Keppens University of Tennessee-Knoxville Morning Physical Acoustics in the Solid State
J. Mobley University of Mississippi-National Center for Physical Acoustics Afternoon Acoustic Metamaterials and Dispersive Media


The Physical Acoustics Summer School for 2016 is generously supported by:


The Acoustical Society of America:



The National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi:

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The Applied Research Laboratories at the University of Texas  at Austin:

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