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, and remote sensing. He's been on eighteen polar expeditions, given over 500 invited lectures on six continents, including three presentations in the U.S. Congress, and won awards for teaching, mentoring, and science communication. His work has been covered by media around the world, including profiles in Science, Scientific American, Physics Today, and the BBC. Golden is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, cited for “extraordinary interdisciplinary work on the mathematics of sea ice,” an Inaugural Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, a Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy, and a Fellow of the Explorers Club, whose members have included Neil Armstrong and Jane Goodall.