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.
Upcoming MeetingsFemtosecond Electron Imaging and Spectroscopy (FEIS 2013)
December 9-12, 2013
Key West, FL
Unconventional Order in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
January 5-11, 2014
MagnetLab Theory Winter School 2014: Topological Phases of Condensed Matter
January 6-10, 2014
Photo taken during the DMP/DCMP Reception for Prize Winners and new Fellows. Shown here are many of the DCMP prize winners, new Fellows, and current DCMP officers. Photo taken by Sam Bader, Past Chair of DCMP.