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Physicist to Discuss Ultrasound

MARCH 1, 2014 BY EDWIN SMITH

Cecille Labuda

Cecille Labuda

The research of sound is the focus of a monthly public science forum organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The spring semester’s third meeting of the Oxford Science Café is set for 6 p.m. March 25 at Lusa Pastry Café, 2305 West Jackson Ave. in Oxford. Cecille Labuda, UM assistant professor of physics and astronomy, will discuss “Sound: It’s So Much More Than What We Hear.” Admission is free.

“Much like we can only see a small range of frequencies of light, we can only hear a small range of frequencies of sound,” Labuda said. “The generation and transmission of sound in the audible and inaudible range will be discussed.”

Labuda’s 30-minute presentation will focus on ultrasound transmission and applications of ultrasound in medicine and industry. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Labuda earned her master’s degree and doctorate in physics from UM. She also received dual bachelor’s degrees in physics and mathematics from the university.

Her research interests are in the thermal effects of ultrasound using tissue-mimicking phantoms, the design and development of tissue-mimicking phantoms for ultrasound studies and interaction of ultrasound with microsphere structures.

Cecille Labuda in her lab.