Michael Lacey – The Great Mathmatician

Michael Thoreau Lacey was born on September 26, 1959 in Abilene, TX, he is an American mathematician and is currently serving as the professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. In his early years, Lacey attended the University of Texas in Austin and graduated with a BS in Mathematics in 1981, later, he earned his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Illinois during 1987.

Almost as soon as he graduated, Michael Lacey’s first postdoc work was held at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he worked in mathematics as an assistant professor. He decidedly transferred to work for the University of North Carolina under the same position, there he would research ergodic theory, harmonic analysis and lecture topics about probability theory. Read more: Michael Lacey |Math Alliance and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

When he attended the University of Illinois, one of his professors was the world famous Austrian mathematician, Prof. Walter Philipp. Together, they had given their new proof of the almost sure central limit theorem.

From the years of 1989 to 1996, Lacey went to work as an assistant professor at the Indiana University in Bloomington. He received an honor while serving his position there and was awarded with a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 1996, Lacey and Prof. Christoph Thiele solved the developed theory on the bilinear Hilbert transform and received the prestigious Salem Prix award. The Hilbert transform was a topic of conjecture during that time by the Argentinian mathematician, Alberto Pedro Calderón.

In 1996, Michael Lacey relocated to Atlanta, GA and became an associate professor for the Georgia Institute of Technology. The rest of Michael Lacey’s tenure as a professor would at Georgia Tech, he has been honored with their NSF-ADVANCE Mentoring Award for his leadership on directing the institute’s assistant professors.

In 2004, Lacey had received the Guggenheim Fellowship honor for his joint work he did with fellow mathematician, Xiaochun Li. In 2013, he had been honored after being nominated and becoming a Fellow at the American Mathematical Society for all of his work that helped contribute towards the advancement of mathematics.