When condensed-matter physics became king
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Martin, J. (2019). When condensed-matter physics became king. Physics Today, 72 (1), 30-37. https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.3.4110
Condensed matter physics is huge. This surprises no one who has attended a March meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) or perused the society’s member rolls. The Division of Condensed Matter Physics has been the society’s largest for decades. But the prominence of condensed matter physics, at least by population, is recent. Before World War II, no such field existed. Only in the late 1940s would solid state physics—a precursor to condensed matter physics—emerge as a physical subdiscipline.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.3.4110
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287580