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Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee

The Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee (CMMRC) (formerly the Solid State Sciences Committee) is a standing committee responsible for advising the Board on Physics and Astronomy and the National Research Council on the fields of condensed matter science and materials research, including the physics, chemistry, and biological applications of these fields.

A principal role of the CMMRC is to plan, develop programs, and oversee activities that may be initiated under its auspices. In conducting its work, the CMMRC holds discussions with researchers in academe, industry, and government laboratories; managers of the research enterprise; and policy leaders in science and technology communities. The committee also meets with representatives from federal agencies providing support for the fields noted above, with those discussions focusing on current programs, policies, trends, and issues. The CMMRC plans and develops prospectuses for studies and other activities (e.g., workshops), which are to be carried out by separately appointed ad hoc committees/panels and can result in NRC reports. Such reports may contain assessments of research areas with recommendations aimed at facilitating scientific progress in the forefront areas of research in these fields.

The CMMRC also participates in decadal surveys of physics by assisting in the organization of the Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (CMMP) volume of the survey.

Project Information

Upcoming Meetings

Top be announced

Past Meetings

September 13-14, 2013
Keck Center
Washington, DC
Agenda - Presentations

May 7-8, 2012
Keck Center
Washington, DC 
Agenda -- Presentations

 

 

May 2-3, 2011
Keck Center
Washington, DC
Agenda -- Presentations

 

November 4-5, 2011
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA 
Agenda -- Speaker List

April 15-16, 2010
Keck Center
Washington, DC
Agenda -- Speaker List

 

October 21-22, 2010
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA
Agenda -- Speaker List

April 1-2, 2009
Keck Center
Washington, DC
Agenda -- Presentations

 

October 14-15, 2009
Beckman Conference Center
Irvine, CA
Agenda -- Presentations

April 11-12, 2008
Keck Center
Washington, DC
Agenda -- Presentations

October 23-24, 2008
Beckman Conference Center
Irvine, CA
Agenda -- Presentations

 

April 19-20, 2007
Keck Center
Washington, DC
Agenda -- Presentations

October 18-19, 2007
Beckman Conference Center
Irvine, CA
Agenda -- Presentations
 

 

April 6, 2006
Keck Center
Washington, DC
Agenda -- Presentations

October 19-20, 2006
Beckman Conference Center
Irvine, CA
Agenda -- Presentations
 

 


Committee Members and NRC Staff


David A. Weitz, Chair, Harvard University
Eva Y. Andrei, Vice Chair, Rutgers University
Susan Coppersmith, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Juan de Pablo, University of Chicago
Jennifer Lewis, Harvard University
Peter Littlewood, Argonne National Laboratory
David Mandrus, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Jens K. Norskov, Stanford University
Nai Phuan Ong, Princeton University
Stuart S. P. Parkin, IBM Almaden Research Center
Kirstin Persson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jerry A. Simmons, Sandia National Laboratories
Tom Witten, University of Chicago

NRC Staff

James Lancaster, Board Director
Donald Shapero, Senior Scholar
Linda Walker, Program Coordinator

Current Report-writing Activities

The committee is discussing several projects, but there are no on-going activities at this time.

Past Report-writing Activities

Recent Publications

2014HarvestingtheFruits

Harvesting the Fruits of Inquiry How Materials Discoveries Improve Our Lives

Released 2014

2013_HighMagneticFieldScience

High Magnetic Field Science and Its Application in the United States

Released 2013

2009_research_at_the_intersection_of_the_physical_and_life_sciences

 

Research at the Intersection of the Physical and Life Sciences

Released 2010

 

2009_frontiers_in_crystalline_matter

 

Frontiers in Crystalline Matter: From Discovery to Technology

Released 2009

 

 

 

Inspired by Biology: From Molecules to Materials to Machines

Released 2008

 

Condensed-Matter and Materials Physics: The Science of the World Around Us

Released 2007



 

Support

The Committee is pleased to acknowledge continuing support from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.