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NSF Discoveries Video: On Golden's Melt Pond (Bringing Mathematics to Sea Ice Research)

YahooNews: Polar Ice May Hold Secrets of Futuristic Materials

Q&A: What is a mathematical physicist doing out in the cold?, Physics Today, March 2016

U Mathematician Named to Explorers Club


NSF Science Nation Video on Sea Ice Math

NBC/NSF Video on "Science of Ice" in series on Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Video on 2012 Antarctic Expedition: The Sea Physics and Ecosystem Experiment II


Recent Media Coverage:

Meet Ken Golden: Artctic Adventurer and Mathematician, Loyola Phoenix, October 2014

Mathematical Patterns in Sea Ice Reveal Melt Dynamics, Scientific American, March 2014

Doing the Math on Polar Sea Ice Melt, livescience, March 2014

The Golden Rule of Sea Ice Permeability, Australian Antarctic Magazine, June 2013

Math of Planet Earth 2013 set to debut at JMM

Kenneth Golden to give Lecture for the Public on Mathematics and the Melting Polar Ice Caps at the largest mathematics meeting in the world (listen to interview)


TV coverage of SIPEX II Antarctic expedition, September - November 2012:

U. of U. professor, 2 students head to Antarctica for study, KSL TV, Salt Lake City, August 24, 2012

Do the Math: Antarctica field trip is adventure for U. professor, students, KSL TV, Salt Lake City, October 25, 2012

Dramatic Antarctic rescue caught on camera, KSL TV, Salt Lake City, October 31, 2012


Recent Honors:

2013 Guest of Honor at IHES Gala

2012 Distinguished Scholarly and Creative Research Award from the University of Utah; read the citation.

2012 Myriad Faculty Award for Research Excellence, University of Utah, College of Science. The award recognizes efforts to foster undergraduate research and provide learning experiences for students.

2011 Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, "for extraordinary interdisciplinary work on the mathematics of sea ice."

2012 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, member of the inaugural class


Some other links of general interest:

Melting at the microscale: Studying sea ice close-up may improve climate models, in the June 19, 2010 issue of Science News.

Cold Equations: Profile of Ken Golden, in the April 3, 2009 issue of Science.

U. mathematician on a quest to solve polar puzzle, in the January 10, 2011 issue of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Mathematics Awareness Month April 2009 on Mathematics and Climate (get the POSTER)

SIAM News Coverage of Math Awareness Month



Professor Ken Golden

Kenneth M. Golden

Professor of Mathematics
Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering

Office: LCB 328
Office Phone: (801) 581-6176
Dept. Phone: (801) 581-6851
Dept. Fax: (801) 581-4148

University of Utah
Department of Mathematics
155 S. 1400 E. JWB 233
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0090 USA