The physical acoustics research program at the University is one of the largest in the United States. Research includes the physical phenomena associated with acoustic waves from less than one hertz to many megahertz, and the use of acoustics as a tool to investigate other phenomena. Most of the activity occurs in the state-of-the-art laboratories of the Jamie Whitten National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) on the Ole Miss campus.
In addition to the core study of physical acoustics, the center’s dozen research groups are involved in a great variety of other acoustics fields, including animal bioacoustics, aeroacoustics, psychological acoustics, signal processing, and engineering and agricultural applications of sound.
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