Welcome to the Chemical and Polymer Physics Division (CPP)

The Chemical Physics and Polymer Physics Division (CPP) of the German Physical Society was founded in 2000 as a union of the Chemical Physics Division (founded in 1992) and the Polymer Physics Division (founded in 1951). Chemical Physics and Polymer Physics work interdisciplinary at the interface between physics, chemistry and biology.

At present, the subject matter is subdivided into the following topics:

  • polymer physics
  • micro- and nanofluidics
  • rheology, structure and dynamics of complex fluids
  • colloid and nanoparticles
  • supramolecular aggregates and self-organizing systems
  • biopolymers and biological systems
  • organic conductors, semi-conductors and superconductors
  • spectroscopy

The Chemical and Polymer Physics Division acts on behalf of 1.746 members (as of 24/01/2020). All members of the German Physical Society are invited to join this division, to submit contributions to its conferences and to make suggestions for the improvement of the division's work.



The Chemical and Polymer Physics Division as part of the condensed matter section is represented at the forthcoming

DPG Spring Meeting in Dresden 15.03.-20.03.2020

Dear colleagues,

Due to the deteriorating situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the DPG Executive Board, after consulting with the organizers of the DPG Spring Meetings as well as with the local authorities, has decided – most reluctantly – to call off the DPG Spring Meetings this year (see: https://www.dpgphysik.de/veroeffentlichungen/aktuell/2020/dpg-fruehjahrstagungen-2020-abgesagt). This is also valid for the DPG Spring meeting of the Condensed Matter Section (SKM), scheduled to take place in Dresden from March, 15 – 20. This is very regrettable for all SKM members as we were looking very much forward to an inspiring meeting with stimulating scientific presentations and discussions and meeting our colleagues.

For CPP this year’s meeting was of special importance since we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking publication of Hermann Staudinger on “Über Polymerisationen”, commonly seen as the birth of polymer science and we could attract outstanding speakers for this opportunity. Still, the health and well-being of the attendees, staff, vendors, and the population of Dresden is our highest priority and thus the risk of spreading of the corona virus (COVID-19) made this decision necessary.

The DPG will seek alternate ways to compensate for the loss of scientific communication. Together with the divisions BP and DY, we are organizing a virtual two-day-meeting on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18.

Further information on the program and access to the Live-Stream can be found here.

We intend to hold the Annual General Meeting of CPP online on Thursday, March 19, from 18:45 to 19:45 (as originally scheduled). Since we plan to elect our second deputy speaker on this occasion, we ask you to attend, as well as invite applications. The meeting will be streamed via the video-conference link and feedback can be given by raising your hand electronically.

We are very grateful to all organizers of the tutorial, symposium, and focus sessions for contributing to such an exciting program and thank all speakers for making time available for our meeting. At this point of time, unfortunately, it seems unlikely that the conference will be re-scheduled this or next year.

With best regards,

Marcus Müller, Andreas Fery, and Peter Müller-Buschbaum


DPG Spring Meeting in Berlin 2021


Conference Overview

The official DPG conference calendar can be found here.