Imperial College London

MsSofiaPalazzo Corner

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Research Postgraduate







Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Sofia Palazzo Corner is a Climate Science & Climate Policy PhD student at the Centre for Environmental Policy, and Grantham Scholar at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. Her research focuses on Earth system extremes, simple climate models and fat-tailed climate change uncertainty.

Sofia holds a first class undergraduate masters degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Nottingham, and a postgraduate masters in Part III Applied Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. She has a professional background in management consulting at Boston Consulting Group, energy and environment research at Chatham House, and quantitative risk analysis at Funding Circle.

PhD supervisors: Professor Joeri Rogelj (Imperial College London), Dr Chris Jones (Met Office).

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Palazzo Corner S, Rogelj J, 2023, Taking Earth’s Temperature: Will Zero Carbon Mean Zero Change?, Frontiers for Young Minds, Vol:11

Palazzo Corner S, Siegert M, Ceppi P, et al., 2023, The Zero Emissions Commitment and climate stabilization, Frontiers in Science, Vol:1

Palazzo Corner S, 2022, The sixth major <scp>IPCC</scp> assessment report and its implications: 15 September 2021, Weather, Vol:77, ISSN:0043-1656, Pages:70-71

Palazzo Corner S, Jones CD, 2021, Tipping Points: Climate Surprises, Frontiers for Young Minds, Vol:9

O’Neill F, Corner SP, 2016, Rembrandt’s self-portraits, Journal of Optics, Vol:18, ISSN:2040-8978, Pages:080401-080401

Brookes MJ, O'Neill GC, Hall EL, et al., 2014, Measuring temporal, spectral and spatial changes in electrophysiological brain network connectivity, Neuroimage, Vol:91, ISSN:1053-8119, Pages:282-299


Carmichael RICHARD, Halttunen KRISTA, Palazzo Corner SOFIA, et al., 2021, Paying for UK Net Zero: principles for a cost-effective and fair transition

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