# Biography

**Ken Golden** is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah. His main research interests are in mathematics of sea ice and climate, polar ecology, composite materials, statistical physics, and remote sensing. He's been on nineteen polar expeditions to obtain data that inform sea ice models, and given over 500 invited lectures on six continents, including four presentations to the U.S. Congress. Golden has won awards for teaching, mentoring, and science communication. His research has been covered by media around the world, including profiles in *Science*, *Scientific American*, *Physics Today*, and by the BBC. He is an Inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, cited for “extraordinary interdisciplinary work on the mathematics of sea ice,” a Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy, and a Fellow of the Explorers Club, whose members have included Neil Armstrong and Jane Goodall.