Prof. Ani Aprahamian, Freimann Professor in the Department of Physics, has been appointed to an Institute of Physics review panel to examine the health of physics research areas in the United Kingdom. The focus is on the quality, distribution of effort, future potential, and economic impact of the research. All areas of physics research will be evaluated but the first area to review is nuclear physics. The study will review support and progress of physics since the 2005 international review of UK Physics and Astronomy research in the international context. The group is to produce a report in April 2012. Prof. Aprahamian has served on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) global nuclear forum and is presently vice-chair of the National Academy of Science decadal review of nuclear physics.