The opening ceremony will be held in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall on Monday morning, March 15 at 10:00 a.m. On Sunday, March 14, there will be a guided tour on the architectural acoustics of the Berlin Parliament House (Preussischer Landtag) and Konzerthaus (another well-known concert hall different from the philharmonic hall) in Berlin. Tours to various labs at the Technical University of Berlin will take place during the week of the meeting.
Information on traveling to the meeting can be obtained at http://forum99-asa.tu-berlin.de/fp_travel.html . Reporters interested in attending the meeting should pre-register by returning the form at the end of the release, or register on-site by supplying the appropriate credentials.
WORLD WIDE PRESS ROOM
Before and during the meeting, we encourage you to visit ASA's "World Wide Press Room" (http://www.acoustics.org). Right now, you can access an online version of the meeting program and learn about the ASA Science Writing Contest (the deadline for this year's award is Monday, February 15.) Starting on February 26, we will post lay-language versions of many meeting papers.
Here are some highlights from among the many papers being given at the meeting. Abstracts of meeting papers can be viewed by typing in the last name of the author or the appropriate paper code at the ASA Meeting Abstracts database: http://asa.aip.org/asasearch.html
---Are Day-Care Centers Dangerously Noisy? Anyone who has every visited a day-care center knows that it can be a very clamorous environment. After conducting extensive measurements at numerous facilities, Michel Picard (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Chantal Boudreau, both at the University of Montreal, have accumulated evidence which suggests that their noise levels may often be dangerous to c
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American Institute of Physics