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Kamenev and Valls named "Outstanding Referees" by APS


School of Physics and Astronomy Professors Alexander Kamenev and Oriol T. Valls were named "Outstanding Referees by the American Physical Society for 2009.

The Outstanding Referee program was instituted in 2008 to recognize scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS journals. In future years, the highly selective program will annually recognize approximately 130 of the 44,000 currently active referees. However, for 2008 and 2009 a larger group of referees has been selected for the Outstanding Referee designation in order to "catch up" and recognize referees who have served for many years. Like Fellowship in the APS, this is a lifetime award. Referees are rewarded for their work carried out since 1978, the earliest year for which we have accurate data on all referee reports returned.