44th Scandinavian Symposium on Physical Acoustics

Geilo Hotel, 31 January to 3 February 2021


The Norwegian Physical Society is happy to invite you to the 44th Scandinavian Symposium on Physical Acoustics. The theme for the meeting will as usual be physical acoustics, with emphasis on hydroacoustics, nonlinear acoustics, ultrasound, elastic waves and sound propagation in general, with applications in technology, medicine and fisheries.

We encourage you to distribute this invitation to anyone who may be interested in joining this meeting!


The purpose of these meetings is primarily to stimulate contacts and exchange information between Scandinavian teams working in this research area. The symposium is Scandinavian, but foreign participants are most welcome, and the meeting language is English. We expect an informal tone, the main goal being to create contacts, not only during sessions, but also by social activities, indoors and outdoors (cross country and downhill skiing). The meeting normally attracts about 50 participants, holding about 30 talks throughout 5 sessions.


We follow the same schedule as for earlier meetings: Arrival on Sunday, with opening of the meeting in the evening.  There will be morning and afternoon sessions on Monday and Tuesday, and a morning session on Wednesday. Contributed talks of 15 minutes’  length are welcome. Master students are also welcome to give a 3-minute talk about their project in a special session. The final program will be distributed to the participants by the beginning of January 2020.

Symposium start: Sunday, 31 January.
Dinner at 19.00. Symposium opening 21.30.

Symposium end: Wednesday, 3 February.
Last presentation to finish before 14.00.

Venue and accommodation

Geilo HotelGamlevegen 2, NO-3580 Geilo
Phone:+47 32 09 05 11

A block of rooms has been reserved at the reduced rate of NOK 1345 per day for a single room, and NOK 1645 per day for a double room. This includes three meals per day.

Travel information

Geilo is situated on the railway running between Oslo and Bergen, Bergensbanen, and most participants choose to travel by train. The hotel is a short walk from Geilo Station. The trains on Bergensbanen are operated by Vy, and updated schedule information can be found on their website.

Safety measures

The venue has assured us that the symposium can be arranged in accordance with Covid-19 related advice and regulations from the Norwegian Institute for Public Health, and they will do the required adaptations to fulfil these. Unless the regulations are considerably tightened, the symposium will go ahead as planned. Be aware that restrictions apply for travel into Norway. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health provides updated travel information.


Geilo is one of the main sites for downhill skiing in Norway. There are also excellent tracks for cross-country skiing. The symposium program is organized with talks in the early morning and late afternoon, separated by a long lunch break. This allows time for skiing, or for just enjoying the surroundings during the daylight hours.


Those who wish to participate are kindly requested to register as soon as possible, and no later than 21 December 2020. Please use the registration form to indicate time of arrival and departure, single/double room, any accompanying persons, and the title of the talk if you intend to give one. There is no registration fee, and the participants pay directly to the hotel at the end of the stay. Rooms are automatically booked for all registered participants. Stays outside of the meeting period can be arranged by direct contact with the hotel.

Fill out the registration form here!


Contact email: SSPAGeilo@gmail.com

Erlend M. Viggen, NTNU
Email: erlend.viggen@ntnu.no

Lars Hoff, USN
Email: lars.hoff@usn.no

Next symposium in 2022

The 45th symposium is planned for 30 January to 2 February 2022, at the same location.