Acoustics '08 Paris Press Conferences -- June 30 - July 4 in Paris, France

Article ID: 542173

Released: 27-Jun-2008 4:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Newswise — The following press conferences will take place at Acoustics '08 Paris -- the largest ever meeting devoted to the science of acoustics. The meeting will take place Monday June 30 through Friday July 4, 2008 at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France. The press conferences will be held in Palais des Congrès Room 231M-232M.

PRESS CONFERENCE #1: ACOUSTICS IN THE WORLD TODAY Monday, June 30 at 1:30 p.m. in the Press RoomPalais des Congrès Room 231M-232M

The science of acoustics is a cross-section of diverse disciplines, including fields such as architecture, speech science, oceanography, meteorology, psychology, noise control, physics, marine biology, medicine, and music. Acoustics '08 Paris is the largest ever meeting devoted to this range of topics. It incorporates the 155th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA),the 5th Forum Acusticum of the European Acoustics Association (EAA), and the 9th Congrès Français d'Acoustique of the French Acoustical Society(SFA) integrating the 7th EUROpean conference on NOISE control(euronoise), the 9th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (ecua)and the 60th Anniversary of the SFA.

This press conference will be in French and English. It will feature apanel of presidents of the major international acoustical organizationsparticipating in Acoustics '08 Paris. They will introduce the meeting,discuss the importance of acoustical research in the world today, andanswer any questions from reporters.

PARTICIPANTS: - Gilles Daigle, Ph.D., President of the Acoustical Society of America(ASA) and a Principal Research Officer with the National ResearchCouncil in Canada.

- Manell E. Zakharia, Ph.D., Co-Chair Acoustics '08 Paris, Professor atthe French Naval Academy. - Jean Kergomard, Ph.D., President of the Société Française d'Acoustique (SFA) and Scientist, CNRS Marseilles.

- Luigi Maffei, Ph.D., President of the European Acoustics Association (EAA)and Professor at the Second University of Napoli

An audio recording of the press conference may be obtained late Monday by contacting Jason Bardi

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PRESS CONFERENCE #2: CUTTING-EDGE ACOUSTICS APPLICATIONSWednesday, July 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the Press RoomPalais des Congrès Press Room 231M-232M

Acoustics '08 Paris is the largest ever meeting devoted to the science of acoustics -- a cross-section of diverse disciplines, includingfields such as architecture, speech science, oceanography, meteorology, psychology, noise control, physics, marine biology, medicine, and music.

This press conference will be in French and English. It will feature apanel of distinguished scientists working at the forefront of several of theseareas of acoustical science. They will introduce the work they are presenting at the Acoustics '08 Paris conference and answer any questions from reporters.

PARTICIPANTS: - Professor Tuncay Akal, SUASIS, Tubitak-Marmara Research Center, Kocaeli, Turkey"Surveillance and Protection of Underwater Archaeological Sites: Sea-Guard"MORE INFORMATION: http://www.acoustics.org/press/155th/akal.htm

- Pascal Laugier, Director of the Laboratoire d'Imagerie Paramétrique, University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris)"Present state and future trends in ultrasonic characterization of bone"MORE INFORMATION: http://www.acoustics.org/press/155th/laugier.htm

- Professor Iegor Reznikoff, Département de Philosophie, Université de Paris 10"Sound resonance in prehistoric times: A study of Paleolithic painted caves and rocks"MORE INFORMATION: http://www.musicandmeaning.net/issues/showArticle.php?artID=3.2

An audio recording of the press conference may be obtained late Wednesdayby contacting Jason Bardi

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ACOUSTICS '08 PARISThe science of acoustics is a cross-section of diverse disciplines, including fields such as architecture, speech science, oceanography, meteorology, psychology, noise control, physics, marine biology, medicine, and music. Acoustics'08 Paris is the world's largest meeting devoted to this range of topics. It incorporates the 155th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the 5th Forum Acusticum of the European Acoustics Association (EAA), and the 9th Congrès Français d'Acoustique of the French Acoustical Society (SFA) integrating the 7th EUROpean conference on NOISE control (euronoise), the 9th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (ecua) and the 60th Anniversary of the SFA.

Journalists are invited to cover the upcoming meeting either onsite in Paris (advanced registration is required) or online through ASA's World Wide Press Room (see below).

MEETING WEBSITES OF INTEREST- Main meeting web site is http://www.acoustics08-paris.org/. - Complete meeting program: http://asa.aip.org/paris/program.html. - Meeting abstract search form: http://www.intellagence.eu/acoustics2008/output_directory/cd1/data/index.html. - Hotel and other travel information can be found at: http://www.acoustics08-paris.org/venue/accommodation.

ASA's WORLD-WIDE PRESS ROOM ASA's World Wide Press Room will contain tips on dozens of stories as well as lay-language papers detailing some of the most newsworthy results at the meeting. Lay-language papers are roughly 500-word summaries written for a general audience by the authors of individual presentations with accompanying graphics and multimedia files. They serve as starting points for journalists who are interested in covering the meeting but cannot attend in person.

At the end of June, ASA's World Wide Press Room (http://www.acoustics.org/press) will be updated with the new content for the Acoustics'08 meeting in Paris. A detailed release describing the World Wide Press Room will be sent out in late-June.

ABOUT THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICAThe Acoustical Society of America is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,500 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America-the world's leading journal on acoustics, Acoustics Today magazine, books and standards on acoustics. The Society also holds two major scientific meetings each year. For more information about the Society, visit our Web site, http://asa.aip.org.


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