Acoustics Summer School Draws International Scientists, Students to UM

PASS 2022 features four days of lectures, discussions and demonstrations

OXFORD, Miss. – Graduate and postgraduate students from four countries are on the University of Mississippi campus this week to learn the latest in cutting-edge physical acoustics, including infrasound, medical acoustics, thermoacoustics, nonlinear acoustics, waves and bubbles. Physical Acoustics Summer School 2022 is hosted by the university’s National Center for Physical Acoustics, with support fromRead the story …

UM Researchers Sending Sonic Experiment to Space Station

Project aims to develop method to control fluids in zero gravity using sound waves

OXFORD, Miss. – A device that can move liquids without physical contact sounds like the stuff of science fiction, so perhaps it’s appropriate that a prototype of just such a marvel is headed to the International Space Station for an out-of-this-world test of its capabilities. When NASA’s next resupply mission to the ISS, Cygnus NG-17,Read the story …

Learning How Mississippi Can Compete

Vision session brings together university, state, national leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – How the University of Mississippi can lead Mississippi into becoming a more prominent leader in transportation, health care, technology and other sectors was the focus of a recent “vision session” forum on campus. More than 40 people gathered Friday (Nov. 5) at The Inn at Ole Miss for “Mississippi Competes” to hearRead the story …

Learning in a Real-World Environment

NCPA program pairs undergraduates with world-class researchers for summer research

OXFORD, Miss. – The rover’s “eye” flashed alive with a blue glow as the foot-tall unmanned ground vehicle viewed the auditorium inside the National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi. The three-wheeled robot sat still, waiting for a sound. Off to the side, UM student Peyton Posey suddenly clapped. The machine rotatedRead the story …

Physics Professor Lands Top Acoustical Society of America Award

Likun Zhang awarded R. Bruce Lindsay Award for early-career acoustics work

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi physics professor has received a prominent award for his contributions to the field of acoustics. Likun Zhang, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and researcher at the National Center for Physical Acoustics, or NCPA, was bestowed the R. Bruce Lindsay Award from the Acoustical Society of AmericaRead the story …

UM Scientists Discover Novel Method for Catching, Maneuvering Droplets

Sound wave technique has benefits for biotechnology, laboratory work

OXFORD, Miss. – It’s a sonic marvel seemingly ripped from the fictional scenes of “Doctor Who” or “Star Wars,” what researchers are accomplishing at the University of Mississippi‘s National Center for Physical Acoustics, but in reality, it’s revolutionary research. In a recent Physical Review Applied paper, scientists at the center announced they were able toRead the story …

NCPA Researcher Develops Groundbreaking Nondestructive Testing Sensor

New device allows for detection of buried objects such as landmines from moving vehicles

OXFORD, Miss. – Buried around the world are millions of landmines – never sleeping and silently waiting for victims. The removal of landmines – both anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines – is a slow, labor-intensive task, often done by humans on their hands and knees, but a University of Mississippi researcher is developing technology that could greatly speedRead the story …

Josh Gladden Appointed to Top Research Position at UM

Vice chancellor role oversees Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

OXFORD, Miss. – Josh Gladden has been named vice chancellor for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Mississippi following a nationwide search. The vice chancellor serves as the university’s chief research officer. Gladden, who joined the university in July 2005 as an assistant professor of physics and moved up through the ranks, had heldRead the story …

Physical Acoustics Summer School Hosted by UM

School explores acoustics, from bubbles to bottle rockets

OXFORD, Miss. – Sometimes the quickest introduction to cutting-edge physical acoustics is questioning why a whistling bottle rocket whistles. That’s why Greg Swift, a member of the Condensed Matter and Magnet Science Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, held a bottle rocket – unlit – in a ballroom at The Inn at Ole Miss earlierRead the story …

UM Researchers Working on Acoustic Detection for Undersea Oil Leaks

Team gets $591,000 grant for work to make crude production safer for the environment

OXFORD, Miss. – Snaking beneath the waters of the Gulf of Mexico are thousands of miles of pipelines carrying oil and natural gas from offshore wells. They carry the fuel that keeps the American economy rolling, with Gulf production accounting for 17 percent of total U.S. crude oil production and 5 percent of total U.S.Read the story …