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
Invited Speaker Nominations for March Meeting 2015
DEADLINE: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, 11:59pm (EDT)
DCMP Sponsored Events at the APS March Meeting 2014
Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics
Upcoming MeetingsDynamics, Interactions and Electronic Transitions at Surfaces (DIET 14)
October 13-17, 2014
Asilomar-Pacific Grove, CA
Complexity in Mechanics: Intermittency and collective phenomena in disordered solids
October 20-24, 2014
Santa Barbara, CA
2D Materials Focus Topic at AVS-61st International Symposium
November 9-14, 2014
Photo taken during the DMP/DCMP Reception for Prize Winners and new Fellows at the 2014 March Meeting in Denver, CO. Shown here are many of new Fellows, and current DCMP officers.