Sabine, Wallace Clement

Sabine, Wallace Clement

▪ American physicist
born June 13, 1868, Richwood, Ohio, U.S.
died Jan 10, 1919, Cambridge, Mass.

      U.S. physicist who founded the science of architectural acoustics.

      After graduating from Ohio State University in 1886, Sabine did graduate work at Harvard University, where he later joined the faculty. A brilliant researcher, he enjoyed teaching and never bothered to get his doctorate; his papers were modest in number but exceptional in content. When Harvard opened the Fogg Art Museum in 1895, its auditorium revealed seriously defective acoustics caused by excessive reverberation. Sabine was asked to find a remedy. His discovery that the product of the reverberation time multiplied by the total absorptivity of the room is proportional to the volume of the room is known as Sabine's law, and a unit of sound-absorbing power, the sabin, was named after him. The first building designed in accordance with principles laid down by Sabine was the Boston Symphony Hall, which opened in 1900 and proved a great acoustical success.

      Sabine served (1906–08) as dean of the Lawrence Scientific School and (1908–15) as dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Applied Science. During World War I he held an important civilian position in the U.S. War Department as an expert on aircraft instruments. His Collected Papers on Acoustics was published by Harvard University Press in 1922.

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