The Acoustical Society of Lithuania

Prepared for Noise/News International, 1999 December.

The most active Lithuanian acousticians are united in the Acoustical Society of Lithuania (LAS) that was established nine years ago. Lithuania declared the restoration of its Independence on 1990 March 11, the first of the Baltic countries to do so, and was the first to rally its acoustical scientists into the Acoustical Society of Lithuania (1990 July 08). The founder of the LAS is Professor D. Guzas who is currently serving as its president. The LAS publishes a journal, Ultragarsas.

There are eight main groups in the LAS. They are:

The recent work of Professor Guzas should be mentioned. One of his major works is the monograph in the English Language Noise Propagation by Cylindrical Pipes and Means of Its Reduction. This is the first monograph in English that was published after the reestablishment of an independent Lithuania. It deals with production noise control problems. The author has been working in the sphere of noise control for 35 years and for 25 years he has been involved in researching of sound insulation of shells, duct walls and coverings.

In the year 2000, the LAS will celebrate its first ten-year anniversary. The First Baltic- Acoustic Conference to be held on September 17-21 invites not only all acoustical scholars from the Baltic countries, but also the scientists from various countries of the world, who are interested in the science of acoustics and the generation of new ideas in this branch of science.

The conference will take place in the center of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, in the Congress House, with the best hotels, other scientific and cultural sights, and museums located nearby.

Paraphrasing the commonly accepted saying, it is better to come once that to read hundred times. Therefore the acoustical scientists from the entire world are invited to the first Lithuanian International Conference Baltic Acoustics, dedicated to the anniversary of the Acoustical Society of Lithuania.

Contact: LAS, Kriviu 15-2, Vilnius 2007, Lithuania, FAX: + 370 2 223451; e-

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