“Water is always working, reorganizing the land." 

Tim Palmer is a Royal Society Research Professor in Climate Physics, and a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Martin Institute. He works on the complex problems of uncertainty in our climate and weather, drawing on his background in fundamental physics to do so.

He has developed the application of weather and climate forecasts systems for malaria prediction, flood forecasting, crop yield estimation, and more. Most recently his research has focused on simulating climate at extremely high resolution. He was appointed as CBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list for services to science and has won numerous other awards in recognition of his world-leading work.

"Tim’s work in weather and climate prediction has revolutionised the field" - Professor Ian Shipsey