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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.
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The DCMP Winter 2019 Newsletter has been posted.
March Meeting 2020 Invited Symposium Nominations
Nominations for DCMP sponsored symposia will open on July 1, 2019. The deadline for nominations is August 23, 2019.
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2019 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics
Randall Feenstra, Carnegie Mellon University
22019 DCMP Grad Student Travel Award Recipients, 2019 APS March Meeting, Boston, MA