Founded in 1899, the APS publishes a series of international leading research journals, including Physical Review Letters and Physical Review X. In addition to current research, it also features review articles which explore emerging trends and future directions for respective fields.
The society’s highly-selective annual Outstanding Referee programme is a lifetime award granted to honourees who have excelled in the quality, number and timeliness of their reports. Izaak’s nomination places him in a cohort of 147 fellow Outstanding Referees of 2020, who were selected of the roughly 71,000 currently active referees.
At King’s, Izaak’s research interests are focused in problems at the interface of statistical physics, mathematical physics, and biological physics.
On this recognition by the APS, Izaak commented:
I am honoured to receive this recognition. The practice of peer review provides credibility to science and improves the quality of journals. Therefore, I find it important to review papers for non-profit organizations such as the American Physical Society, which act to diffuse the knowledge of science. Refereeing papers takes a lot of time and effort, and it is often not clear whether editors and authors are satisfied with your work. This recognition indicates that I have been doing well, and I hope that I can continue to contribute to the peer reviewing process in the future.–