The “Laboratoire d’Excellence” CeLyA (Lyon Acoustics Center) is a network created in 2011 and linking together the researchers working in acoustics and vibration around Lyon. Its research activities concentrate on three main directions: the characterization and control of noise sources; the propagation of acoustic waves through complex media; and the effects of acoustic waves on human beings. A permanent staff of 75 researchers and more than 80 PhD students and Postdocs are working on the following main research topics:
Each year CeLyA organizes a summer school on a different topic (signal processing in 2012, porous materials in 2013, perception of music in 2014). In July 2015, the theme of the school will be: Vibroacoustics in the mid and high-frequency range. CeLyA is funding PhD theses, exchange programs for PhD students and visiting scholars. CeLyA organises or sponsors regularly scientific workshops and conferences in acoustics.