U Professor Honored by (SIAM)

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KEN GOLDEN, a professor of mathematics who has made almost a dozen trips to polar regions to study sea ice and climate change, has been named one of 34 new fellows in the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Golden and the others were hailed “for their outstanding contributions to applied mathematics and computational science, through research in the field and service to the larger community.” Golden was honored specifically “for his exemplary interdisciplinary research in the mathematics of sea ice.” Golden’s fascination for the frigid zones started in high school when he began studying satellite images of sea ice. He went on to conduct cold-regions research for the U.S. Army. He has traveled on six Antarctic and five Arctic expeditions to research sea ice. Golden’s interests also include composite materials, phase transitions and inverse problems. (Dated: 04/04/2011)