Division of Condensed Matter Physics

Originally called the Division of Solid State Physics (DSSP), the unit was formed in 1947, the third society division. (The Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics was established in 1943, and the Division of High Polymer Physics was formed in 1944.) In 1978 the DSSP was renamed the Division of Condensed Matter Physics to recognize that disciplines covered in the division included liquids (quantum fluids) as well as solids. Today the DCMP is the largest of all APS divisions.

Condensed Matter Physics concentrates on such topics as superconductivity, semi-conductors, magnetism, complex fluids, and thin films. A broad range of physical problems, both applied and basic, are investigated.

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News & Announcements

The Latest DCMP Newsletter is Available
The DCMP Summer 2017 Newsletter has been posted.
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March Meeting 2018 Invited Symposium Nominations
The deadline for nominations for DCMP sponsored symposia is August 31, 2017.
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Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics

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Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

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Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients

2018 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics
John E. Thomas, North Carolina State University

2018 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Physics
Andrea Cavalleri, Max Planck Institute & University of Oxford
Keith A. Nelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2018 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize
Paul Michael Chaikin, New York University

2018 Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics
Claire Donnelly, ETH Zurich - Paul Scherrer Institute
M. A. Mueed, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Upcoming Meetings

Quantum Physics of Information
September 18-December 15, 2017
Santa Barbara, CA

Advances in Dirac and Weyl Materials Workshop
December 13-15, 2017
Jacksonville Beach, FL

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2017 DCMP Grad Student Travel Award Recipients

2017 DCMP Grad Student Travel Award Recipients, 2017 APS March Meeting, New Orleans, LA