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National Center for Physical Acoustics
University of Mississippi


PASS 2024 Announcement

PASS 2024 Schedule

PASS 2024 Application Form

Physical Acoustics Summer School
PASS 2024

The 2024 Physical Acoustics Summer School, PASS 2024, will be held at The Inn at Ole Miss Hotel & Conference Center on the Oxford campus of The University of Mississippi, with arrival on June 2 and departure on June 7, 2024.

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. Participation, including students, lecturers, and discussion leaders, is limited to fifty. Full-time participation is required.

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

Lecturers and Discussion Leaders: The PASS Organizing Committee selects 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 from MEM to UM. There is a $350 Student Registration Fee.

Room & Board: Room and board, based on standard multiple-occupancy for students, will be supported by sponsors.

Program: Program information will be available on the web page (below) at the National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) at The University of Mississippi.

Application Deadline: Complete applications for the 2024 Physical Acoustics Summer School must be received no later than Thursday, February 8, 2024.

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

Debra A. Bos
PASS 2024 Coordinator
Program Manager, The National Center for Physical Acoustics
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Office: 662.915.5840

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Dr. Joel Mobley
PASS 2024 Director
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Senior Scientist, The National Center for Physical Acoustics
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Office: 662.915.6937

Preliminary Roster

Lecturers Affiliation Date Time Topic
Greg Swift Los Alamos National Laboratory TBD TBD Thermoacoustics
Mark Hamilton University of Texas-Austin TBD TBD Nonlinear Acoustics
Veerle Keppens University of Tennessee-Knoxville TBD TBD Physical Acoustics in the Solid State
Mike Haberman University of Texas-Austin TBD TBD Metamaterials
Glynn Holt Hampden-Sydney College TBD TBD Bubbles and Droplets
Tanya Khokhlova The University of Washington-Seattle TBD TBD Biomedical Ultrasound
Roger Waxler University of Mississippi-National Center for Physical Acoustics TBD TBD Atmospheric Propagation and Infrasound


The Physical Acoustics Summer School for 2024 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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