The CAP has established 13 internal divisions and 1 external division to more deeply support and promote specialized areas of interest in physics. Division Chairs participate on the CAP Advisory Committee and the Congress Program Committee. For more information on a Division and its activities, follow the links below.


Internal Divisions


Division of Applied Physics and Instrumentation (DAPI) 

2022/23 Chair:  Steffon Luoma

Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Canada (DAMOPC)

2022/23 Chair:  Jens Lassen

Division of Atmospheric and Space Physics (DASP)

2022/23 Chair:  David Themens

Division of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (DCMMP)

2022/23 Chair:  Robert Wickham

Division for Gender Equity in Physics (DGEP)

2022/23 Chair:  Svetlana Barkanova

Division on the History of Physics (DHP)

2021/22 Chair: Francesco Barletta

Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP)

2022/23 Chair:  Michael Gericke

Division of Physics Education (DPE)

2022/23 Chair:  Daria Ahrensmeier

Division of Physics in Medicine and Biology (DPMB)

2022/23 Chair:   Valerie Booth

Division of Plasma Physics (DPP)

2022/23 Chair: Ahmad Hamdan

Division of Surface Sciences (DSS)

2022/23 Chair:  Steve Patitsas

Division of Theoretical Physics (DTP)

2022/23 Chair:  Randy Lewis

Particle Physics Division (PPD)

2022/23 Chair: Maximilian Swiatlowski

External Divisions


Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU)