Photograph of Tim Palmer against a leafy background

Symposium to celebrate the career of Professor Tim Palmer

06 Dec 2022
Seminars and colloquia
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU


On 5th and 6th December 2022, ECMWF and University of Oxford will hold a symposium to celebrate the career of Tim Palmer.

For 40 years, Tim’s work on the prediction of weather and climate has revolutionised the field, particularly in the area of ensemble forecasting. As Tim approaches retirement, we will take the opportunity to look back over his extensive career. The symposium will feature talks from a range of contributors who have worked with Tim over the years, and who will share both their latest work and their reflections on Tim’s contributions to the field.

This two-day event will be held across ECMWF and Oxford. The first day, 5th December, will be hosted by ECMWF while the second day will be hosted by Oxford. For more information on the ECMWF symposium, please follow this link:


  • Remote Participation: We anticipate all talks being given in person, though it will be possible to join the event online.
  • Timings: The day will start at 9:00am and talks will wrap up by 5:30pm, followed by a drinks reception to which all are invited. The full timetable can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. 
  • Costs: There will be no registration fee to attend the event. We are unable to provide contributions towards travel or other expenses.

Oxford Speakers:

  • Judith Berner – Stochastic parametrisation
  • Harvey Brown – Gravitational energy momentum in general relativity
  • Mat Chantry and Milan Kloewer – Reduced precision computing
  • Peter Haynes – Breaking Rossby waves in the stratosphere
  • Brian Hoskins – Singular vectors and ensemble prediction
  • Sabine Hossenfelder – Superdeterminism and Invariant Set Theory
  • Jonathan Mason – Human creativity, free will and consciousness
  • Mark Rodwell – Seamless prediction
  • Glenn Shutts – Orographic gravity wave drag
  • Julia Slingo – Tropical climate and tropical-extratropical interactions
  • Bjorn Stevens – km-scale climate modelling
  • Kristian Strommen – Weather regimes


Registration is now closed for this event


For more information please contact the organising team:

Hannah Christensen: hannah.christensen ‘at’

Kristian Strommen: kristian.strommen ‘at’

Martha Buckley: martha.buckley ‘at’