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Scientific program

Keynote lectures

Four plenary lectures will be given during Forum Acusticum 2020. Two will be given by the recipients of two SFA medals :
  • foreign researcher SFA medal : Alain Berry (Professor, Groupe d'Acoustique de l'Université de Sherbrooke, Canada);
  • French researcher SFA medal : Anne-Christine Hladky (Researcher, CNRS - Institut d'Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie, Lille).

The two other plenaries will be given by outstanding researchers Andrew Oxenham and Michel Versluis :

Pitch coding for speech and music perception: In the right place at the right time?

by Prof Andrew Oxenham from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Andrew Oxenham is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Otolaryngology at the University of Minnesota, USA. His areas of research include auditory and speech perception in people with normal hearing, impaired hearing, and cochlear implants. Specific areas of interest include pitch, auditory scene analysis, and context effects. He has published over 200 journal articles and book chapters, and has received awards from the Acoustical Society of America and the National Academy of Sciences. He is the founding co-Director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science (CATSS) and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Trends in Hearing. His work is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Bubbles and droplets nanotechnology for ultrasound diagnostics and therapy

by Prof. Michel Versluis from University of Twente, The Netherlands

Michel Versluis was born in The Netherlands in 1963. He graduated with a degree in physics in 1988 from the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, with a special interest in molecular physics and astrophysics, working in the field of far-infrared laser spectroscopy of interstellar molecular species. Later, he specialized in the application of intense tunable ultraviolet lasers for flame diagnostics, resulting in a successful defense of his PhD thesis in 1992. After a two-year research position working on molecular dynamics at Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia) he continued to work on developing laser diagnostic techniques for internal combustion engines (Lund, Sweden) and industrial jet flames and solid rocket propellants (Delft, The Netherlands). Dr. Versluis is now full professor Physical and Medical Acoustics at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in the Physics of Fluids group. He is an expert in ultra high-speed imaging with a particular interest in the use of microbubbles and microdroplets for medical applications, both in imaging and in therapy, and in the physics and control of bubbles and droplets in microfluidic applications in medicine and the nanotechnology industry.






Technical program


Forum Acusticum will address all topics of Acoustics, from physical acoustics to sound perception (of humans and animals), including industrial applications of acoustics.

More than 100 structured sessions will be organized, on different topics :
  • Aero and HydroAcoustics
  • Bioacoustic
  • Building Acoustics
  • Education in Acoustics
  • Electro-Acoustics
  • Environmental acoustic
  • Experimentation in Acoustics
  • Musical Acoustic
  • Physical, Underwater and Ultrasonic Acoustics
  • Psychological & Physiological Acoustics
  • Room Acoustics
  • Signal Processing in Acoustics
  • Speech communication
  • Structural Acoustics and Vibration
The full list of structured sessions can be found here