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.