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
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2016 DCMP Election Results
Dan Arovas has been elected DCMP Vice Chair and Mark Freeman, Kathleen Stebe, and Rashid Zia have been elected as Members-at-Large. Congratulations to these new officers and a special thanks to all the DCMP members who agreed to stand as candidates during this election.

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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

2017 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics
Eli Rotenberg, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Stephen Kevan, University of Oregon

2016 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Physics
David Burnham Tanner, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dirk van der Marel, University of Geneva

2017 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize
Alexei Kitaev, California Institute of Technology
Xiao-Gang Wen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2017 Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics
Deep Jariwala, Northwestern University
Liang Wu, University of California, Berkeley

Upcoming Meetings

Spin Mechanics 4
February 20-25, 2017
Alberta, Canada

APS March Meeting 2017
March 13-17, 2017
New Orleans, LA

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Photo taken during the DMP/DCMP Reception for Prize Winners and new Fellows at the 2015 March Meeting in San Antonio, TX, showing many of the new DCMP fellows.

Photo taken during the DMP/DCMP Reception for Prize Winners and new Fellows at the 2015 March Meeting in San Antonio, TX, showing many of the new DCMP fellows.