Past News

Past news

The FFG project "Development of a simplified calculation method for noise barriers with complex geometry (RELSKG)" has been granted.

Principal Investigator: Holger Waubke

Bernhard Laback, psychoacoustician on the Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (AAS), was invited by the prestigious Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Study (HWK), for nine months, along with colleagues of the University of Oldenburg, Germany to explore why the directional hearing not always works as it should.

The Acoustics Research Institute (ARI) was founded on the 28th January 1972 as "the Acoustics Research Commission" - a scientific addition to the Phonogramarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences with the mission of researching acoustics as an information carrier and impulse transmitter. Under the chairman Walter GrafWerner Deutsch was the first employee. Since the ARI and its development have been so closely connected with Werner Deutsch, his retirement was celebrated with a tribute to his work for the ARI titled "Instead of a Commemorative Publication".

Link: Austrian Academy of Sciences press release - "Acoustic Research Institute celebrates 40th Anniversary " (January, 2012)


The ARI is an Institute that is unique in Austria and quite possibly in Europe
because of the way that it conducts high-level, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research into
so many facets of acoustics.

Report from the Scientific Advisory Board on the Activities of the Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (December, 2011)

Dr. Peter Balazs has been appointed Director of the Acoustics Research Institute as of January 1st, 2012. Dr. Peter Balazs

The FWF project granted LocaPhoto: Virtual Acoustics: Localization Model & Numeric Simulations, From Geometric Reconstruction to 3-D Virtual Acoustics has been granted. 

Principal Investigator: Majdak, Dr. Piotr

Co-Applicants: Wolfgang Kreuzer, Bernhard Laback

28.02.2011: Dominik Bayer has defended his PhD thesis with distinction:
"Bilinear Time-Frequency Distributions and Pseudodierential Operators"

A PhD position (75%, 3 years) optimising numerical algorithms and acoustic models for head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) is available at the Austrian Academy of Sciences' Acoustics Research Institute (ARI) in Vienna, Austria.