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 Invited Symposia Nominations
Submit nominations for invited DCMP Symposia at the March Meeting 2016.
DCMP sponsored 141 exciting sessions at this year's APS March Meeting, including 39 invited sessions.
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DCMP Sponsored Events at the APS March Meeting 2015
Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics
Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows
Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients
2015 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize
Allen Goldman, University of Minnesota
Arthur Hebard, University of Florida
Aharon Kapitulnik, Stanford University
Matthew Fisher, University of California, Santa Barbara
Upcoming MeetingsNew Physics Due To Spin-Orbit Coupling in CORrelated Electron Systems
August 4-14, 2015
Cargese, Corse, France
International Symposium on Quantum Fluids and Solids (QFS2015)
August 9-15, 2015
Niagara Falls, NY
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.