Tim Palmer awarded 2014 Institute of Physics's Dirac Gold Medal

Tim Palmer has been awarded the 2014 Institute of Physics's Dirac Gold Medal for theoretical physics, for his work on probabilistic weather and climate prediction, which, the judges said, "led a revolution in the fields of weather and climate and benefitted all sections of society". This is the first time this award has been given in the geosciences, previous winners being Peter Higgs, Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose. It is clearly a great boost for meteorology that it has been recognised in this way by the theoretical physics community.