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Kenneth M. Golden is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah. His research is driven by interests in sea ice, the climate system, composite materials, statistical physics, diffusion processes, microbial ecology and remote sensing. He has published papers in a wide range of scientific journals, journeyed eighteen times to the Arctic and Antarctic to study sea ice, and given over 400 invited lectures on six continents, including three presentations in the U.S. Congress. Golden is an award winning classroom teacher and research mentor to over 80 young investigators, from high school students and undergraduates in majors across science and engineering to mathematics graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. His work with students, university colleagues, and collaborators around the world has been covered extensively in the media, including profiles in Science, Scientific American, and Physics Today, with numerous interviews on radio and television. 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, and a Fellow of the Explorers Club, whose members have included Neil Armstrong, Sir Edmund Hillary, Robert Peary, and Jane Goodall.