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2020 Henry E. Bass Basic Acoustics Summer School — June 8 – July 31, 2020.

Henry E. Bass Basic Acoustics Summer School

The BASS 2020 EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAM.
The program will take place June 8 – July 31, 2020. Application deadline is February 21, 2020.

The 2020 Basic Acoustics Summer School Program (BASS) will celebrate its 11th year this summer. The program was first created in memory of Dr. Henry E. Bass, who was a physicist and acoustics researcher that led efforts to create the National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) in the 1980s and served as the Center’s director from 1992 until his passing in 2008. He was a talented researcher and a gifted teacher. Up-to-date, 20 undergraduate students from various backgrounds and universities have successfully completed the program. Please see the web page: https://ncpa.olemiss.edu/bass-2020/ for more information.

Dr. Joel Mobley, Professor of Physics and Astronomy has been elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.

Dr. Joel Mobley, Professor of Physics and Astronomy has been elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. Professor Mobley’s citation is for “contributions to the ultrasonic characterization of dispersive systems.” Announcement of the election and presentation of the Fellowship certificate will be made during the at the 179th meeting in Chicago, Illinois on 13 May 2020. In addition to his position in the Physics Department, he is a Senior Scientist of the National Center for Physical Acoustics at Ole Miss.

More information is presented on the NCPA’s website.

Dr. James M. Sabatier has won the ASA 2019 Silver Medal in Physical Acoustics

Dr. James M. Sabatier has won the Acoustical Society of America 2019 Silver Medal in Physical Acoustics.

Dr. James Sabatier receiving the 2019 ASA Silver Medal

The Silver Medal is presented to individuals, without age limitation, for contributions to the advancement of science, engineering, or human welfare through the application of acoustic principles, or through research accomplishment in acoustics.

For more information please follow this link (http://asa.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1121/1.5137312?class=pdf).

Sumeet Kulkarni in Scientific American

Graduate student Sumeet Kulkarni has published a piece entitled “Mind the Mass Gap” in Scientific American’s Observations blog.

The 2019 Physics Nobel Prize

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics are awarded “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos”, with one half to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.”