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
2016 DCMP Election Results
Dan Arovas has been elected DCMP Vice Chair and Mark Freeman, Kathleen Stebe, and Rashid Zia have been elected as Members-at-Large. Congratulations to these new officers and a special thanks to all the DCMP members who agreed to stand as candidates during this election.
The Latest DCMP Newsletter is Available
Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics
Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows
Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients
Upcoming MeetingsRecurrent Flows: The Clockwork Behind Turbulence
January 3-February 10, 2017
Santa Barbara, CA
The 10th International Conference on Computational Physics (ICCP10)
January 16-20, 2017
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.