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
Call for Nominations for the IUPAP Young Scientist Award for C5
Nominations are sought for the Young Scientist Prize in Low Temperature Physics 2017. The deadline for nominations is January 5, 2017.
The Latest DCMP Newsletter is Available
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 MeetingsSynthetic Quantum Matter
September 12-December 9, 2016
Santa Barbara, CA
Symmetry, Topology, and Quantum Phases of Matter: From Tensor Networks to Physical Realizations
September 26-December 16, 2016
Santa Barbara, CA
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.