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Senior Research Fellow announced as Outstanding Referee

Published: 27 January 2010

ORC Senior Research Fellow, Dr Peter Horak, has recently been announced as a 2010 Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society (APS).

Initiated in 2008, the Outstanding Referee program annually recognises scientists, whose efforts in peer review have helped to keep the standards of the APS journals Physical Review and Physical Review Letters high. In many cases the referees often help authors to improve the quality and readability of their articles.

150 referees are selected each year based on the number, quality and timeliness of referee reports. Winners of this lifetime award each receive a certificate and a lapel pin.

Peter leads the Computational Nonlinear Optics group at the ORC and has a strong background in quantum optics, nonlinear optics, and numerical modelling. His recent work includes RGB and supercontinuum generation in microstructured fibres, optical micro-resonator sensors, applications of coherent and incoherent amplifiers in optical telecommunication, and the interaction of nanoparticles with microstructured surfaces.

Peter comments: “Reviewing articles for scientific journals is often challenging and time consuming but is rarely recognised. So I feel very honoured by this award of the APS, the publisher of some of the leading journals in physics.”

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