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National Center for Physical Acoustics
University of Mississippi

 –     APPLICATIONS DUE 19 FEBRUARY 2018     –

PASS 2018 Schedule

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Physical Acoustics Summer School
PASS 2018

The 2018 Physical Acoustics Summer School, PASS 2018, will be held at The Inn at Ole Miss Hotel & Conference Center on the Oxford campus of The University of Mississippi, with arrival on 03 June and departure on 08 June 2018. This is a change of venue from the prior two Physical Acoustics Summer Schools. 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 and appropriate Lecturers and Discussion Leaders.

Costs: Participants provide their own transportation. Oxford is about 80 miles from Memphis International Airport (MEM). Some free van transportation will be available. There is a $200 Student Registration Fee. The basic costs of participation, including room and board, based on standard 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: Complete applications for the 2018 Physical Acoustics Summer School must be received at NCPA no later than Monday 19 February 2018.

Applications: All participants must have a completed Application Form on file. Students must also provide a transcript and one professional reference letter. Copies of the Announcement, Application Form, and Preliminary Schedule will be available at The initial contact is Debra A. Bos.

Debra A. Bos
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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Dr. J.R. (Josh) Gladden
PASS 2018 Director
Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs
Associate Professor of Physics
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
313 Lyceum
University, MS 38677-1848
Office: 662.915.7428
Fax: 662.915.7494

Preliminary Roster

Lecturers Affiliation Date Time Topic
G. W. Swift Los Alamos National Laboratory 6/4/18 8:30-11:30 Thermoacoustics
P. S. Wilson University of Texas-Austin 6/4/18 1:30-4:30 Acoustics of Bubbles and Bubbly Fluids
M. F. Hamilton University of Texas-Austin 6/5/18 8:30-11:30 Nonlinear Acoustics
T. D. Khokhlova University of Washington 6/5/18 1:30-4:30 Biomedical Ultrasound
R. M. Waxler University of Mississippi-National Center for Physical Acoustics 6/6/18 8:30-11:30 Atmospheric Propagation and Infrasound
6/6/18 1:30-4:30 Acoustic Demonstrations
V. M. Keppens University of Tennessee-Knoxville 6/7/18 8:30-11:30 Physical Acoustics in the Solid State
S. D. Sommerfeldt Brigham Young University 6/7/18 1:30-4:30 Active Noise Control


The Physical Acoustics Summer School for 2018 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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