Acoustical Physics


The acoustical physics group studies the physics underlying musical instruments.

Current Research

This group is currently researching how air flows through and around wind instruments to produce musical tones. Numerical simulations are compared to the sounds of wind instruments studied in laboratory experiments.

Currently the team is conducting research funded by the only National Science Foundation award in musical acoustics. The team is studying regime change behavior in recorders specifically in the transition from the lowest harmonic to the second. The recorders are created as an entire piece by 3D printers in a COSAM lab.



Dean Giordano Selected as Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America

Since 2013, Dean Giordano has been the Dean of COSAM at Auburn University. In 2018, he was named the College of Science Distinguished Alumnus at Purdue University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and served as the Department of Physics Head from 2007-2013.

In 2006-2007, he was selected as the Speaker of the Year of the Indiana Academy of Science. In 2004, he received the Indiana Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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