“Outstanding Referee”: Honor for Professor Hans Feldmeier
Professor Hans Feldmeier from the GSI’s Theory research department has been appointed as an “Outstanding Referee” by the American Physical Society (APS). Since 2008 this lifetime award is presented to scientists every year in recognition of their voluntary work as referees who provide peer reviews. The recognition as an Outstanding Referee honors exceptional service in reviewing manuscripts that had been submitted to the journals published by the APS.
Peer reviewers assess manuscripts to ensure they are suitable for publication in APS journals, and thus help to keep the standards of the journals at a high level. This often also helps authors improve the quality and readability of their articles. This year, the APS has selected 143 “Outstanding Referees” from a pool of around 71,000 active reviewers. The honorees come from 29 different countries including the USA, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and Germany. The quality, quantity, and timely submission of the reviews are decisive factors in selecting an Outstanding Referee. Professor Hans Feldmeier is now also a member of this outstanding group.
Professor Hans Feldmeier studied physics in Darmstadt and earned his doctorate from the Technical University (TU) in Darmstadt in 1974. Subsequently he went to the Oak Ridge National Lab in the US state of Tennessee as a postdoc and later returned to the TU Darmstadt, where he qualified as a lecturer in theoretical physics in 1981. After spending two years as a Heisenberg Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg he came GSI. Feldmeier took over an extraordinary professorship at the TU Darmstadt and became a leading scientist at GSI. From 2009 until 2013 he was the head of the GSI Theory department, of which he still is a member. The main subjects of his research include theoretical nuclear physics, nuclear structure, and nuclear astrophysics. (BP)