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Important Deadlines and Dates
The 2018 APS March Meeting
Message from the DCMP Chair-Elect: Invited Symposia Nominations
Nomination and Election of DCMP Executive Committee Members
Division of Condensed Matter Physics Grad Student Travel Awards
Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics
New DCMP-Sponsored APS Fellows Selected in 2016
DCMP Executive Committee
DCMP Invited Symposia Nominations, Thursday, August 31, 2017
DCMP Executive Committee Nominations, Friday, September 1, 2017
Voting Starts for DCMP Executive Committee, October 2017
Contributed Abstracts Deadline, November 10, 2017
APS Fellow Nominations, Thursday, February 1, 2018
2018 Los Angeles APS March Meeting, March 5 - 9, 2018
The 2018 APS March Meeting will be held in Los Angeles, California from Monday, March 5 to Friday, March 9, 2018. The 2018 March Meeting headquarters hotel is the JW Marriott Los Angeles, and the 2018 March Meeting venue is the Los Angeles Convention Center. The complete bulletin will be available only in electronic form.
Please help make the 2018 March Meeting a success by submitting nominations for invited DCMP Symposia. APS has implemented a new, simplified, method of proposing DCMP-sponsored symposia for the March Meeting. Access the site here: https://www.aps.org/meetings/march/abstracts/
Log in and follow the prompts to get to the APS March Meeting 2018 page, at which point you can start your nomination submission process.
A few key points:
I urge all members of DCMP to propose symposia. This is how you directly influence what invited talks you can choose from when you arrive in Los Angeles in March. A complete, well justified symposium proposal leads to the strong symposia and invited talks that we all appreciate and enjoy at the March Meeting.
The deadline for completion and submission of proposals is Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT), but I urge you to please consider submitting proposals as early as today, tomorrow, or next week. Please, take the time to submit your ideas and nominations so that we can have as rich and diverse a selection of topics and speakers as possible.
Paul Canfield, DCMP Chair-Elect
Additional Suggestions for Creating a Successful Proposal
This coming October, you will be asked to elect a new Vice Chair (who will become, in successive years, Chair Elect, Chair and Past Chair), and three Members-at-Large who serve 3-year terms. To submit a nomination for Vice Chair or Member-at-Large, please go to: http://www.aps.org/units/dcmp/governance/nominations.cfm. When considering nominees, you might find it useful to consult the past list of DCMP chairs and members-at-large. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 1, 2017.
The DCMP Executive Committee performs several functions. One of its most important responsibilities is to lead the organization of the APS March Meeting. It is the body that selects the division's invited symposia from those nominated by the community. Thus, a proper balance of expertise and diversity of the Executive Committee are essential for a successful meeting. The Executive Committee helps to lobby Congress on science policy issues. Finally, the DCMP Members-at-Large choose potential new Fellows, from those nominated, to be considered by the APS Fellowship Committee and Council. The current membership of the Executive Committee appears at the end of this newsletter and can be found at: http://www.aps.org/units/dcmp/governance/officers/index.cfm
The election is planned for October 2017. Members will receive voting instructions from the APS. Candidate biographies and statements will be available on both the APS and DCMP web sites before and during the election. During the election, you will be able to go to the DCMP web-site and click the link that will appear there, or you can click the link in an email that you will receive once the election site opens.
The DCMP Grad Student Travel Awards have been established to assist the professional development and careers of graduate student researchers. We anticipate awarding ten $500 DCMP Travel Awards and ten Honorable Mention recognitions to allow graduate student members of DCMP to participate in APS March Meeting sessions. The selection will be based on merit and the committee will consist of members of the DCMP Executive Committee.
Students interested in being considered for a DCMP Travel Award must apply online:
On-line applications must be completed by November 20, 2017. Advisors of applicants will be asked to complete a letter of support by December 11, 2017.
The Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award was established to recognize doctoral thesis research of exceptional quality and importance in experimental condensed matter or experimental materials physics. The award, to be given annually, will consist of $2500, a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient, and an allowance of up to $1500 for travel to attend and give an invited talk at the annual APS March meeting at which the award will be presented. On-line applications must be completed by Friday, September 1, 2017, and the eligibility criteria and nomination information can be found online: https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/dissertation/greene.cfm
Congratulations to DCMP-sponsored APS Fellows selected in 2016. Fellowship certificates and pins were presented to the new DCMP Fellows during the DCMP/DMP Joint Fellowship/Awards Reception at the 2017 APS March Meeting in New Orleans.
Abanov, Alexander G. 
State University of New York - Stony Brook
Citation: For pioneering contributions to electronic condensed matter physics using topological and hydrodynamic methods.
Appelbaum, Ian 
University of Maryland, College Park
Citation: For advancing the study of spin-polarized electron transport in semiconductors, especially the fundamental processes revealed by coherent and time-resolved spin transport over macroscopic distances in silicon and germanium.
Averitt, Richard 
University of California, San Diego
Citation: For his pioneering experimental study of the electrodynamics of correlated electron materials and metamaterials.
Bianconi, Antonio 
Università di Roma
Citation: For developing experimental methods using synchrotron radiation including X-ray absorption near edge structure and scanning micro-X-ray diffraction, and for advanced data analysis techniques used to unveil the role of complex local structures in the functionality of oxide materials and metalloproteins.
Feng, Donglai 
Citation: For seminal contributions to elucidating the electronic structure of quantum materials, particularly bulk and interface superconductivity in iron-based superconductors.
Fiete, Gregory A. 
University of Texas at Austin
Citation: For contributions to the theory of correlated electron systems, including pioneering work on the spin-incoherent Luttinger liquid and interaction-driven topological phases.
Gruzberg, Ilya 
The Ohio State University
Citation: For contributions to the theory of critical phenomena near Anderson localization-delocalization transitions in disordered electronic systems, including the integer quantum Hall transition and its variants in different symmetry classes.
Gusev, Vitalyi 
Université du Maine
Citation: For fundamental contributions to the study of nonlinear acoustics of mesostructured media, and laser-induced ultrafast opto-acoustic phenomena in semiconductors and nanostructured materials.
Kempa, Krzysztof 
Citation: For pioneering contributions to understanding basic physics of plasmons in condensed matter systems.
Kim, Young-June 
University of Toronto
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of various quantum materials using X-ray and neutron scattering techniques, notably the development of resonant inelastic X-ray scattering and its applications to cuprates and iridates.
Kono, Kimitoshi 
RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
Citation: For groundbreaking experiments on the dynamics of strongly correlated 2-D electron systems and the observation of new collective phenomena in helium using surface electron states.
Kreyssig, Andreas 
The Ames Laboratory
Citation: For elucidating the relationships between the structural, magnetic, and superconducting properties of iron-arsenide hightemperature superconductors.
Markovic, Nina 
Johns Hopkins University
Citation: For important contributions to the experimental study and understanding of electron transport in low dimensions.
Okamoto, Satoshi 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Citation: For contributions to the theory of interacting electrons in solids, including foundational work on orbital waves and on correlated-electron superlattices.
Perkins, Natalia 
University of Minnesota
Citation: For theoretical studies of the low-energy behavior of strongly correlated electron systems that exhibit an interplay of orbital and spin degrees of freedom.
Potemski, Marek 
Citation: For contributions to the understanding of semiconductor and graphene-based, two dimensional systems using optical magneto-spectroscopy methods.
Rogge, Sven 
University of New South Wales
Citation: For contributions to the understanding and development of solid-state quantum electronics and transport through single dopants in semiconductors.
Rokhinson, Leonid 
Citation: For contributions to the field of mesoscopic semiconductors.
Tutuc, Emanuel 
University of Texas at Austin
Citation: For contributions to the physics of 2-D electron systems.
Zhou, Xingjiang 
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Citation: For significant contributions to the development of vacuum ultraviolet laser-based angle- and spin-resolved photoemission systems, and incisive investigation into the electronic structure of high temperature cuprate and iron-based superconductors.
Zhu, Jian-Xin 
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Citation: For outstanding and original contributions to correlated electron systems, specifically electronic structure in unconventional superconductors and heavy fermions.
The Executive Committee Officers and Members-at-Large for the 2017-2018 year (most terms begin after the March Meeting):
Chair: Meigan Aronson, (3/17 - 3/18)
Texas A&M University
Chair-Elect: Paul Canfield, (3/17 - 2/18)
Iowa State University
Vice Chair: Daniel Arovas, (3/17 - 2/18)
University of California, San Diego
Past Chair: William Halperin, (3/17 - 3/18)
Councilor: John Marston, (1/16 - 12/19)
Secretary/Treasurer: Lance Cooper, (3/15 - 3/19)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Martin Greven, (3/15 - 3/18)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Harold Hwang, (3/15 - 3/18)
Adriana Moreo, (3/15 - 3/18)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Erica Carlson, (3/16 - 2/19)
Stephen Nagler, (3/16 - 2/19)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Douglas Natelson, (3/16 - 2/19)
Mark Freeman, (3/17 - 3/20)
University of Alberta
Kathleen Stebe, (3/17 - 3/20)
University of Pennsylvania
Rashid Zia, (3/17 - 3/20)
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