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 MeetingsGordon Research Conference on Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime
March 9-14, 2014
26th Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Theory
May 19-21, 2014
Magnetic North IV: Controlling Magnetism and its Excitations
May 23-25, 2014
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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.