Peter Bender has been selected as a 2013 Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society journals. 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. The highly selective program annually recognizes about 150 of the roughly 60,000 currently active referees. In 2013, 142 Outstanding Referees were selected.
Honorees are selected based on the quality, number, and timeliness of their reports, without regard for membership in the APS, country of origin, or field of research. They are rewarded for work carried out since 1978, the earliest year for which the journal staff has accurate data on referee reports returned.