ASA 124th Meeting New Orleans 1992 October

3pED1. A century of acoustics at Brown and elsewhere and the people who made it happen.

Robert T. Beyer

Dept. of Phys., Brown Univ., Providence, RI 02912

Acoustics in the Physics Department at Brown began in the 1870s and faded in the 1970s. Some memories of the way up and the way down, from Eli Whitney Blake and his dealings with Alexander Graham Bell to Bruce Lindsay and the rest of us, with additional remarks about personalities in the subfields of ultrasonics, underwater sound, and nonlinear acoustics in and out of Brown.