Governance History

The Division was established in 1947 as the "Division of Solid State Physics." The name was altered in 1978 to "Division of Condensed Matter Physics."

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.

DCMP Chair (Past to Present)

R. Smoluchowski (1948-1949)
W. Shockley (1949-1950)
A. von Hippel (1950-1951)
F. Seitz (1951-1952)
H. Brooks (1952-1953)
C. Smith (1953-1954)
J. Bardeen (1954-1955)
C. Kittel (1955-1956)
C. Zener (1956-1957)
S. Quimby (1957-1958)
J. Slater (1958-1959)
C. Herring (1959-1960)
J. Van Vleck (1960-1961)
P. Ewald (1961-1962)
C. Shull (1962-1963)
R. Morse (1963-1964)
L. Apker (1964-1965)
H. Huntington (1965-1966)
M. Tinkham (1966-1967)
R. Parmenter (1967-1968)
J. Krumhansl (1968-1969)
H. Ehrenreich (1969-1970)
M. Cohen (1970-1971)
J. Schrieffer (1971-1972)
V. Jaccarino (1972-1973)
G. Vineyard (1973-1974)
R. Bowers (1974-1975)
B. Chandrasekhar (1975-1976)
R. Simmons (1976-1977)
M. Cohen (1977-1978)
D. Langenberg (1978-1979)
H. Fritzsche (1979-1980)
S. Foner (1980-1981)
J. Quinn (1981-1982)
L. Falicov (1982-1983)
D. Scalapino (1983-1984)
G. Vineyard (1984-1985)
M. Klein (1985-1986)
N. Ashcroft (1986-1987)
M. Maple (1987-1988)
P. Stiles (1988-1989)
P. Fleury (1989-1990)
R. Orbach (1990-1991)
A. Fetter (1991-1992)
A. Fowler (1992-1993)
J. Franz (1993-1994)
J. Clem (1994-1995)
R. Richardson (1995-1996)
D. Lang (1996-1997)
J. Langer (1997-1998)
D. Litster (1998-1999)
R. Webb (1999-2000)
J. Clarke (2000-2001)
G. Crabtree (2001-2002)
D. Gubser (2002-2003)
J. Wilkins (2003-2004)
S. Nagel (2004-2005)
S. Coppersmith (2005-2006)
D. Tanner (2006-2007)
J. Phillips (2007-2008)
A. Goldman (2008-2009)
D. Pine (2009-2010)
W. Pickett (2010-2011)
S. Bader (2011-2012)
B. Jones (2012-2013)
A. MacDonald (2013-2014)
A. Ramirez (2014-2015)

DCMP Secretary-Treasurer

W. Shockley (1947)
A. Lawson (1948-1949)
C. Smith (1950-1956)
E. Burstein (1957-1960)
J. Smart (1961-1964)
W. Smith (1965-1968)
M. Fiske (1969-1973)
M. Nathan (1973-1977)
E. Conwell (1977-1981)
H. Hart, Jr. (1981-1985)
J. Herbst (1985-1988)
L. Brillson (1988-1993)
L. Feldman (1993-1995)
D. Gubser (1995-1997)
D. Bishop (1998-2003)
J. Crow (2003-2004)
J. Serene (2004-2006)
A. Dorsey (2006-2011)
N. Bonesteel (2011-2015)