Founding IPPP member, Professor Michael Pennington has been named as one of the Outstanding Referees of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters for 2009.
Initiated in 2008, the American Physical Society Outstanding Referee program expresses appreciation for the essential work that anonymous peer reviewers do for the APS journals including Physical Review D and Physical Review Letters. This is a highly selective award and only a small percentage of more than 42,000 referees are honored each year with the Outstanding Referee designation. Selections are made based on the number, quality, and timeliness of referee reports as collected in a database over the last 20 years. More than 34,400 manuscripts were submitted in 2008 and most of the referees chosen in the first two years of the program have given dedicated service for many years. The 2009 honorees come from 35 different countries, with large contingents from the US, Germany, UK, Canada, and France. The names of all honorees so far are listed here
We congratulate Mike on his achievement and thank him for his outstanding service to the physics community.
The American Physical Society is one of the world's largest professional body of physicists, representing over 47,000 physicists in academia and industry in the US and internationally. For more information see http://www.aps.org