Program of the 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

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Monday to Friday, 22-26, October, pages 1879 - 2094 File Size:  1.53mb

Monday, 22 October

Erwin Meyer

Professor Dr. Phil. Dr.-Ing. E.H. Erwin Meyer is an eminently fitting recipient of the Wallace Clement Sabine Award. In presenting this Award, the Acoustical Society of America adds one of the most distinguished names in acoustics to its honor rolls.

Leo L. Beranek

Up to this day Leo L. Beranek has devoted his entire professional life to acoustics and has had successes such as come only rarely to a scientist. Again and again one is surprised how wide his interests are. From pure physical acoustics to building construction, from the mathematical theory of room acoustics to the construction of concert halls, from psychoacoustics and information theory to noise abatement – everywhere his achievements have been outstanding.

Floyd Rowe Watson

Professor F. R. Watson, as the following biographical sketch reveals, has well earned the honor accorded him by the Acoustical Society of America as the second recipient of the Wallace Clement Sabine Award. The Society well know that he played a key role in the founding of the Acoustical Society, and its Journal, and in the development of Architectural Acoustics.

Emmanuel P. Papadakis

Our subject for the biennial award this year is a man of many letters, Emmanuel Philippos Papadakis, BS, PhD, MIT, BTL, and so on and on. Born in New York City, he was destined not to become a true Gothamite; and after a few years, he moved to Omaha, which he called home until he finished high school. After earning a BS in physics at MIT, he studied for the priesthood. Eventually physics won out, and he returned to the Acoustics Lab at MIT to complete his PhD work.

David M. Green

It is indeed a pleasure to make some remarks about this year's biennial award winner, David Marvin Green. I had the good fortune to work with Dr. Green during the most exciting period of my research career, and he contributed substantially to the excitement.

Tony F. W. Embleton

The Biennial Award of the Acoustical Society of America is presented in the Spring of even-numbered years to a Member or Fellow who is under 35 years of age on 1 January of the year of the award and who, during the two or more years immediately preceding the award, has been active in the affairs of the Society and has contributed substantially, through published papers, to the advancement of theoretical and/or applied acoustics.

Alan Powell

On February 1 our President wrote a letter to an outstanding young member of our society advising him that he had just been selected as the recipient of our 1962 Biennial Award. He addressed the letter to an Englishman: four days later an American received it. This then is in a way a double tribute—one to Dr. Alan Powell, who became a United States Citizen on February 2nd and who is to receive the award, and one to the Acoustical Society, itself. I think you will agree that intelligence and versatility are present in both cases.

Frederick Vinton Hunt

THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY honors itself in honoring Frederick Vinton Hunt as the 1969 recipient of its Gold Medal Award. Professor Hunt's career looms a varied and colorful as it has been successful. Teacher, administrator, inventor, and innovator—he has earned acclaim in many callings.

Vern Oliver Knudsen

VERN OLIVER KNUDSEN needs no formal introduction to this Society. He was there at its inception, saw it through adolescence, and is participating vigorously in its maturity. Vern Knudsen may or may not have started his research in acoustics at birth, as Dr. E. C. Wente insists Harvey Fletcher did, by early discovery that the vowels attracted much more attention than most consonants, but his interest in music began early for he recently revealed that he attended his first concert in the Mormon Tabernacle at the tender age of six.

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