Director of Ole Miss acoustic center dies - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Director of Ole Miss acoustic center dies

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Henry Ellis Bass, the director of the National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi whose work helped track tornadoes and monitor nuclear tests, has died. He was 64.

An Ole Miss news release says Bass died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi after a long but unspecified illness.

The renowned physicist and acoustics researcher from Tulsa, Okla., received the Acoustical Society of America's Silver Medal in 2006 for his technical contributions to the field.

He served as the acoustic center's director since 1992. He began at Ole Miss as a physics professor in 1970 after earning his doctorate at Oklahoma State University.

His funeral is set for Saturday at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on the Ole Miss campus.


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