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Acoustical Society of America Spring Meeting in Pittsburgh, May 18-22, 2015

Major international meeting on the science of sound next month will cover acoustics in many forms: architecture, underwater, musical instruments, human voices, animal sounds and noise in hospitals, city streets and rural parks

Acoustical Society of America

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28, 2015 - From noise in buildings and open park spaces to musical instruments, human voices and the vocalizations of animals on the ground, in the air and underwater, the science of sound is all around. The world's largest scientific meeting devoted to this fascinating, many-faceted field of acoustics will take place next month in Pittsburgh.

There, the 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) will be held May 18-22, 2015, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel. It will feature nearly 1,000 presentations on sound and its applications in physics, engineering, music, architecture and medicine.

Reporters are invited to attend for free (see details below).

Journalists may also tune in to a live media webcast featuring a selection of newsworthy research will take place on Tuesday, May 19. Times and topics to be announced in May.

MORE MEETING INFORMATION

USEFUL LINKS

Main meeting website: http://acousticalsociety.org/content/spring-2015-meeting

Itinerary planner and technical program: https://asa2015spring.abstractcentral.com/planner.jsp

Meeting/Hotel site: http://acousticalsociety.org/content/hotel-availability-pittsburgh-meeting

Press Room: http://acoustics.org/world-wide-press-room/

WORLD WIDE PRESS ROOM

In the coming weeks, ASA's World Wide Press Room will be updated with additional tips on dozens of newsworthy stories and with lay-language papers, which are 300-1200 word summaries of presentations written by scientists for a general audience and accompanied by photos, audio, and video. You can visit the site, beginning in mid-May, at: http://acoustics.org/world-wide-press-room/

PRESS REGISTRATION

We will grant free registration to credentialed journalists and professional freelance journalists. If you are a reporter and would like to attend, contact John Arnst (jarnst@aip.org, 301-209-3096) who can also help with setting up interviews and obtaining images, sound clips, or background information.

LIVE MEDIA WEBCAST

A press briefing featuring a selection of newsworthy research will be webcast live from the conference on Tuesday, May 19. Topics and times to be announced. To register, visit: http://www.aipwebcasting.com/webcast/registration/may2015.php

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ABOUT THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 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 ASA, visit our website at http://www.acousticalsociety.org

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