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
DCMP Sponsored Events at the APS March Meeting 2014
Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics
Upcoming Meetings2014 Boulder Summer School for Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
June 30-July 25, 2014
Granular Reseach Conference on Granular & Granular-Fluid Flow
July 20-25, 2014
Spintronics: Science, Circuits and Systems
July 23-25, 2014
West Lafayette, IN
Photo taken during the DMP/DCMP Reception for Prize Winners and new Fellows at the 2014 March Meeting in Denver, CO. Shown here are many of new Fellows, and current DCMP officers.