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.
News & Announcements
The Latest DCMP Newsletter is Available
March Meeting 2017: Nominations for DCMP Sponsored Invited Symposia
The deadline for nominations for DCMP sponsored invited symposia is August 29, 2016.
Submitting an Invited Symposium Nomination
Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics
Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows
Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients
2016 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics
Randall G. Hulet, Rice University
2016 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize
Eli Yablonovitch, University of California, Berkeley
Upcoming MeetingsSymposium on Quantum Materials Synthesis: Grand Challenges and Opportunities
August 30-September 1, 2016
New York, NY
Topological States of Matter
September 5-9, 2016
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.