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
2015 DCMP Election
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 DCMP election: Paul Canfield (Vice Chair), Brad Marston (Divisional Councilor), and Erica Carlson, Stephen Nagler, and Doug Natelson (Members-at-Large).
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
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.