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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.
The Latest DCMP Newsletter is Available
The DCMP Winter 2018 Newsletter has been posted.
March Meeting 2018 Invited Symposium Nominations
The deadline for nominations for DCMP sponsored symposia is August 31, 2017.
Submitting an Invited Symposium Nomination
2018 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics
John E. Thomas, North Carolina State University
2018 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize
Paul Michael Chaikin, New York University
2018 Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics
Claire Donnelly, ETH Zurich - Paul Scherrer Institute
M. A. Mueed, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2018 DCMP Grad Student Travel Award Recipients with DCMP Chair Meigan Aronson, 2018 APS March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA