46th Scandinavian Symposium on Physical Acoustics

Geilo, 29 January – 1 February 2023

The Norwegian Physical Society is happy to announce that the 46th symposium in the series will again be held as a fully physical event at Geilo Hotel. We encourage you to participate, and to distribute this invitation to others who may be interested in joining this symposium!

About the symposium

As always, the theme will be physical acoustics, with an emphasis on ultrasound, marine acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, and sound propagation in general, with applications in technology, medicine, fisheries, environmental monitoring, and defense.

The main purpose of these symposia is to strengthen contacts and exchange information between acoustics groups in Scandinavia. The symposium is held in English, and non-Scandinavian participants are very welcome.

The symposium has a quite informal tone, and is designed to facilitate getting to know colleagues, both during the sessions and during scheduled social activities indoors and outdoors. Geilo is one of the main sites for downhill skiing in Norway and has excellent tracks for cross-country skiing as well.


We will follow the same schedule as usual. The symposium opens on Sunday evening after dinner. On Monday and Tuesday, there are morning and afternoon sessions with a long break in between for skiing and lunch. On Wednesday, there is a morning session before the symposium closes in time for the trains to Oslo and Bergen.

We invite our participants to contribute 15-minute talks, though doing so is not mandatory. Furthermore, fresh master and PhD students are invited to give a 3-minute presentation of their project in a special session. Typically, the symposium attracts around 50 participants, holding about 30 talks throughout the five sessions.


There is no registration fee.

Participants are kindly requested to register as soon as possible, and no later than 20 December. Please use the registration form to indicate your time of arrival and departure, whether you require a single or double room, any accompanying persons, and the title of your talk if you intend to hold one. Rooms are automatically booked for all registered participants, and participants pay directly to the hotel at the end of their stay. If you would like to extend your stay outside the symposium period, it can be arranged by contacting the hotel directly.

Venue: Geilo Hotel

Address:Gamleveien 2, 3580 Geilo
Telephone:+47 32 09 05 11
  • Single room: 1945 kr per night (including all meals)
  • Double room: 2490 kr per night (including all meals)

Organising committee

Contact email: SSPAGeilo@gmail.com