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

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

Topological Matter School 2017
August 21-25, 2017
San Sebastian, Spain

16th International Symposium on Electrets (ISE16)
September 4-7, 2017
Leuven, Belgium

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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