Member Societies

A total of 6 physical societies are DCMP Member Societies. Each Member Society sends one or two Delegates to Council.

Current DCMP Member Societies


Brief Introduction to the Chinese Physical Society

The Chinese Physical Society (CPS) was established in 1932. Its purpose is to promote the development and popularization of physics in China.
The executive president is Prof. Jie Zhang. The CPS consists of~ 40000 individual members; 8 working groups, covering Academic Exchanges, Science and Technology Popularization, Publications, Physics Education, Physics Nomenclature, Consultation, Women in Physics, International Exchanges. It has 31 specialized committees, including High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Plasma Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Physics, Semiconductor Physics, etc. Under the flag of CPS, more than 100 conferences and workshops will be organized each year.

The web-link of CPS is


The Indian Physics Association (IPA)

The Indian Physics Association (IPA) was founded in 1970 ( with the founding president Late Dr. B.M. Udgaonkar and is a major
forum for physicists in India. It presently has 45 chapters in India and has more than 4,300 members spread all over India and abroad with head office
being located at Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai 400085 ( The main aim and objectives of IPA are to
information in the field of physics by publication of bulletins, reports, newsletters incorporating contemporary research and teaching ideas, and also by
arranging special programmes for students. More information can be found on the website The IPA organises regular lecture
series aimed at acquainting young researchers with latest developments. The IPA also gives biennial awards in recognition of specific achievements and
significant contributions to the field, for both young and senior scientists. The IPA extends partnerships to national/international conferences of interest to
physics community.

The IPA liaises with other international societies like APS, IOP(UK), SIF (Italy) and AAPPS. The IPA-IOP Bhabha-Cockroft-Walton exchange programme is
successfully being organized for over 2 decades. At national level, amongst various professional bodies, the IPA liaises with all three major science academies,
namely, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), National Academy of Science in India (NASI) and Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS).
The executive committee of IPA is the governing body with a two year term and is headed by the President, IPA. Presently Prof. S. Ramakrishnan
(Director, TIFR, Mumbai) is president and Prof. Tanusri Saha-Dasgupta (S N Bose Center, Kolkata) is Vice-president for a period 2021-2022 after completion of the
tenure of Dr. Ajit K. Mohanty (Director, BARC) and Dr. S. M. Yusuf (Associate Director, Physics Group, BARC, and Director, Institute of Physics) as the President
and Vice President, respectively. Some of the notable past presidents are : Dr. Raja Ramanna, Dr. P.K. Iyengar, Prof.B.V.Sreekantan, Dr. Yash Pal,
Dr.R. Chidambaram, Dr. B.A. Dasannacharya, Prof. N. Mukunda, Prof. V. Singh, Prof.Bikash Sihna, Prof. M.K. Sanyal and Dr. D. Kanjilal.
The IPA regularly publishes Physics News- quarterly bulletin of IPA and has also published several books as well as monographs on a wide range of topics
in physics. The IPA commemorated the completion of its Golden Jubilee in 2020-21 and it launched few new initiatives during the pandemic period,
accessible not only to IPA members but also to general physics community. Some of these commemorative events of 50th year of IPA were organized in
collaboration with APS.

To address a pertinent issue of gender imbalance in STEM, and particularly that in physics, the IPA has established Gender Working Group in Physics
(GIPWG) in 2017. This group held a conference “Pressing for Progress” in 2019 at University of Hyderabad, which showcased science done by women
physicists in India and deliberated on various issues which affect women at various stages of the career. A set of recommendations was evolved for working
towards gender parity in physics profession. One of the unique recent initiatives of IPA was a special all women author Physics News issue in 2017 March.

India has been closely associated with AAPPS. The second Asia Pacific Physics Conference (APPC) was hosted by Prof. S Chandrasekhar, FRS at Bangalore
in 1986. Prof. S. Chandrasekhar from India served as the members in the first Council of AAPPS. IPA is happy to be associated with the DCMP of AAPPS and
congratulate this initiative. The condensed matter physics is one of the main research areas in the country and is rigorously pursued across the nation in
various research centers under Department of Science & Technology Institutes, Department of Atomic Energy Institutes, IISc (Bangalore), IITs, IISERs, CSIR
institutes, Universities, etc.

The research activities span a wide range of topics:

The country hosts many large scale facilities for carrying out research in the area of condensed matter physics. These facilities include INDUS synchrotron
radiation facility at RRCAT, Indore (Indus 1: 450 MeV, 100 mA & Indus 2: 2.5 GeV, 200 mA), National facility for neutron beam research at BARC, Mumbai, and
Ion beam facilities for modification and characterization of materials at IUAC, New Delhi, etc. There are also several high performance computing facilities
for advanced computational studies. Recently, Government of India has announced special initiatives for emerging fields like Quantum Science and
Technology, formation of Quantum Hubs across the country and National Mission on Supercomputers to build petaflop machines in different corners of
India. A Free Electron Laser facility for THz radiation- Delhi Light Source (DLS) is under development. Such indigenous development of state of the art
facilities and instruments has been an important factor in R&D efforts in India. A separate center to facilitate use of major DAE facilities, UGC-DAE consortium
for scientific research has been set up at Indore and at three other cities in the countries. Many societies like Indian Crystallographic Association
(ICA), Neutron Scattering Society of India (NSSI), Magnetic Society of India (MSI), Materials Research Society of India (MRSI), Society for Materials Chemistry
(SMC) have evolved over the years to facilitate interactions and knowledge exchange amongst condensed matter physics researchers.

A major national forum and one of the oldest symposia is the DAE Solid State Physics Symposium is held annually. This has ~ 1000 participants which
includes 600+ students. Some of the other series conferences are : International Conference on Nano Science and Technology (ICONSAT, biennial),
International Conference on Magnetic Materials and Applications (ICMAGMA, annual) Interdisciplinary Symposium on Materials Chemistry (ISMC, biennial),
Conference on Neutron Scattering (CNS, biennial), Ion Beams in Materials Engineering and Characterization(biennial), Nanostructuring with Ion Beams (biennial),
Meeting for Quantum condensed matter(Q-Mat, annual), International biennial series in semiconductors – Physics of semiconductor devices
and emerging electronics on alternate years.

Recently, following International series conferences in the area of Condensed matter physics were hosted in India

Prof. Vandana Nanal
General Secretary, IPA


Introduction to The Physical Society of Japan

Greetings from South Korea!!

The Physical Society of Japan(JPS) has a membership of about 16,000, including research scientists, engineers, teachers, students and citizens, inside and outside of Japan. Its chief objectives are to publish the research output of latest achievement of physics and to hold Annual Meetings to promote members' research activities. About 40% of the JPS members are working in universities, 11% in private corporations, 11% in public research institutes. and 16% of the members are graduate and undergraduate students.

The JPS is the direct successor of the Tokyo Mathematics Company which was founded as Japan's first academic society of natural sciences, in 1877. Its name was
changed to the Tokyo Mathematico-Physical Society in 1884 and then to the Physico-Mathematical Society of Japan in 1919. In addition to being one of the global
forerunners of such academic societies, the Mathematics and Physics Journal had been published in a European language from its fourth volume (1888-1891), demonstrating the earliest members' strong international orientation. With such vision and the fruits of research that it conveyed to the wider audience, it is no exaggeration to say that the Tokyo Mathematics Company was one of the leading agencies of Japanese modernization.

In 1946, the Physico-Mathematical Society of Japan dissolved itself, and two new societies, the Physical Society of Japan (JPS) and the Mathematical Society of Japan were established. The members continued to conduct world-class, cutting edge research, resulting in the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physics to Hideki Yukawa in 1949 and Shin'ichiro Tomonaga in 1965. Such happy news created a science fever among the Japanese nation, leading many young students to the field of physics. Today as of 2021, the JPS has about 16,000 members, and 11 members awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and 3 members in Chemistry. It is among the core institutions of physics research in Japan, which is among the world's leading nations in the field.

ow the JPS has signed agreements with its many oversea counterparts (totally 11 societies) so that members of each body could participate in other bodies and enjoy the rights and privileges of those bodies. Contribution to operation of Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) is now important activity of the JPS. Recently, the need for cooperation and/or collaboration among Asian physicists has increased substantially in many fields of physics, primarily because Asian contribution to physics is now extremely important and globally visible. Therefore, to establish AAPPS as a true union for all Physical Societies in the Asian and Pacific regions is essentially important for the future of world physics community. The JPS fully support the establishment of the condensed matter physics division in AAPPS.

The JPS discusses the direction for the education of physics to be taken, and on the basis of those discussions it makes recommendations and requests to relevant institutions and government agencies. It also organizes international conferences, exchanges information and cooperates with physics societies abroad as well as with international academic bodies and research institutes. The JPS thus plays an important role in the development and progress of physics both domestically and internationally.

The JPS publishes monthly Journal of the Physical Society of Japan(JPSJ), which reports research results in all fields of physics, with strong submissions in condensed matter physics and statistical physics. As another academic publication, the JPS launched a new international journal, Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (PTEP). PTEP is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles on theoretical and experimental physics. PTEP is the successor to Progress of Theoretical Physics (PTP) , which was terminated in December 2012 and was merged into PTEP in January 2013. PTEP is a fully open access, online-only journal. In addition, the JPS launched a new full open access journal, JPS Conference Proceedings (JPS Conf. Proc.) in 2014. It provides a fast publication of proceedings of an international conference, workshop, summer school or symposium, consisting of peer-reviewed articles. More recently, the JPS launched a new intelligible journal “JPS Hot Topics” on March 2021, in which high profile research papers published in these journals are introduced.

The Physical Society of Japan (JPS) organizes two major academic meetings in spring and fall each year over a period of four days, where the members gather to present their research results and make discussions. Annual Meeting is held once a year (usually in spring) for all the fields of physics. The Fall Meeting (when the Annual Meeting is held in fall, there is a Spring Meeting) is held at two different venues, one covering the fields of condensed matter physics and other fields, and the other covering the fields of elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, cosmic rays/astrophysics, and beam physics. At each meeting, as many as 5,000 researchers and students participate, and about 4,000 presentations are performed. The ratio of the members of condensed matter physics is estimated to be 2/3 from the participants of the fall meetings.

The JPS sincerely hope to work with the division for condensed matter physics in AAPPS to strengthen the exchanges, collaborations and partnerships among physics researchers in Asia-Pacific area.

Prof. Setsuko Tajima, JPS president


DCMP in Korean Physical Society

Greetings from South Korea!!

As a chairman of the division, I am very glad to have the opportunity to introduce the division of condensed matter physic (DCMP) in Korean Physical
Society (KPS). In 1968, our division started as a division of solid state physics and it becomes the biggest division among eleven divisions in KPS with 1446
members (348 Fellows and 1098 Members) as of April 2021.

Our main activity is to offer opportunities for academic activities such as research presentation and networking at two regular KPS meetings in April and
October every year. At each meeting, there are about 250 presentations in our division, including invited, oral, and poster presentations. Moreover, the
representative international workshop, Quantum Materials Symposium (QMS), is held in every winter since ????, supported generously by several
organizations in South Korea including Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, and Institute for Basic Science.

The DCMP also make vigorous efforts on educations of graduate students by organizing the condensed matter summer school in every summer since
2010(?). Each year, pedagogical lectures on several selected topics are provided by prominent leading scientists for 3-4 days. In 2021, the winter school
was launched to provide in-depth lectures on a focused single topic for 9 hours during two days.

To envision great progresses of condensed matter physics, we will make continual efforts to promote activities in the field of condensed matter physics in
the Asian pacific region by collaborating with AAPPS closely. At the same time, we warmly welcome members of AAPPS to join our activities in DCMP at
KPS. We hope that you have both a chance to introduce your recent research at the KPS/QMS meetings and an opportunity of strong networking with the
colleagues in our division.

Professor Jae-Hoon Park, Chairman of DCMP in Korean Physical Society


The Physical Society located in Taipei History and Present Status

Our society was founded as The Physical Society of the Republic of China (PSROC) on June 15, 1958; its name was changed to The Physical Society of Taiwan in 2018. We joined AAPPS as The Physical Society located in Taipei (TPS). TPS is a growing society – we have around 1,800 members in 2020, which is more than doubled that in 2001.

Our mission is to pursuit the progressive development and popularization of the physical sciences in Taiwan – in both scientific research and education, and to promote international communication and participation. In recent years, we pay attention to the policies of science and technology and economic innovation – emphasizing the impart of fundamental research on industrial transformation and promoting communication with industry.

The society has a board of 21 directors and 5 supervisors, all of whom are teaching and research personnel of universities or research institutes. TPS is also a well-organized and active civil social organization. We have four divisions and six committees under the board of directors to efficiently promote activities beneficial to academic affairs, including journal and magazine publication, promotion of women in physics research, the Annual Meeting of the Society, the public affairs forum, the promotion of educational activities in physics, and the development of international affairs. The divisions and committees include: Division of Academy (responsible for academic activities and selection affairs), Division of Development (underneath which are International Affairs Committee, Physics Education Committee, Committee on Women in Physics, and Public Affairs Committee), Division of Publication (underneath which are the Chinese Journal of Physics Editorial Board, the Bimonthly Editorial Board, and the Network Working Group), and Division of Finance and Personnel.

The society also sets up the divisions for specialized fields. The mission of the specialized divisions is to promote international collaboration and participate international affairs. The first division, the Particle and Field, was founded on September 9, 2020. Other specialized field divisions are being organized. The society also sets up the Student Chapter under the Division of Academics on February 2, 2021. The mission of the Chapter is to provide students the opportunity to participate in physics-related public affairs and to strengthen the connection with physics students abroad.

TPS has two regular publications: the Chinese Journal of Physics (an academic journal founded in 1963) and the Physics Bimonthly (a magazine founded in 1979). We are dedicated to improving the quality of academic research papers in the Chinese Journal of Physics as well to promoting physics and popular science education in Taiwan. For example, Physics Bimonthly is a high-quality magazine in all aspects, from contents to editing and art design; its subscribers already include general public. At the same time, TPS holds many educational activities and academic seminars, including its own Annual Meeting, the well-recognized 2005-Year-of-Physics activities, and “Taiwan Night”, which connect all Taiwanese scholars around the world.

In international participation, TPS has signed bilateral agreements with 17 academic societies, including American Physical Society (APS) and Physical Society of Japan (JPS). TPS has also been a long-time participant in international organizations, such as International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS). In 2017, TPS became the first foreign member of American Institute of Physics (AIP).


Condensed Matter & Materials (CMM) Group of the Australian Institute of Physics

The Australian Institute of Physics has been a professional member society operating in Australia since 1963, Previously, the Australian physics community was represented by the Institute of Physics (IoP) in the UK. Our goal at the AIP is to promote the role of Physics in research, education, industry, and the community. As part of the AIP we operate through seven regional branches and nine topical groups. The Condensed Matter Physics (CMP) topical group has long been recognised as an important group of the Australian Institute of Physics with currently over 1100 AIP members and stakeholders choosing to be affiliated with the Condensed Matter Physics topical group. These group members receive regular email updates and information from the AIP as well as representation at the AIP annual council meeting.

The CMP group provides representation of the Condensed Matter Physics community through advocacy ( and national events. At each of the annual AIP conferences and congresses (held in December each year), the CMM group organises a parallel session with speakers presenting on a wide range of topics relevant to condensed matter physics. From our most recent AIP Summer Meeting held in December 2021, such topics included applications of graphene and graphene-like heterostructures, photovoltaic materials, quantum magnetism, topological materials, exciton-polariton physics, and thermoelectric devices, to name but a few (

However, the main annual event for the Condensed Matter Physics community is always the Condensed Matter and Materials conference. This conference is most often held in February at the Wagga Wagga campus of the Charles Sturt University, and thus the conference has colloquially earned the title “the Wagga Conference”. This location, in rural New South Wales, was chosen in 1976 as the ideal location for such a meeting of Condensed Matter Physicists as it was most central to East Coast participants from Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane (however “most central” is a relative term compared to the immense size of Australia – participants from Brisbane still must journey over 1200km!). The location of Wagga Wagga also ensures sustained engagement of delegates throughout the week, as there are no “big city” distractions. February is also the hottest time of the year in Wagga Wagga with daily temperatures often exceeding 30ºC which is a stark contrast to the beautifully cooled and spacious convention centre.

During this conference, there is a special focus on poster sessions which are often held in conjunction with afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks. In the early years of the conference, there was a reluctance on the parts of some researchers, to be given a “poster presentation” but nowadays, this format is welcomed by many as it provides an ideal opportunity to discuss ones research with interested delegates. Indeed, it is true to say that many new ideas for condensed matter physics research, have been conceived in front of a “Wagga Poster.”

There is also a strong emphasis placed on the diversity of presenters, session chairs and the organising committees – not only do we ensure strong gender diversity (aiming for between 30-50% women presenters) but also national diversity, topic diversity, and age diversity. We believe that this results in an inclusive and engaging conference with many interesting presentations.

The AIP CMP group also joins together with the Materials Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) as well as the New Zealand Institute of Physics (NZIP: condensed matter community to hold joint events such as the Wagga Conference – in fact every five years or so, the Wagga conference is hosted by our New Zealand colleagues, the most recent conference having been held in Rotorua in February 2020.

Associate Prof. Kirrily Rule
Principal Instrument Scientist, ANSTO, Australia.