Born September 16, 1969, Michael Thoreau Lacey would go on to be a prestigious mathematician.
Lacey received his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987. There, he worked under the guidance of renown scholar Walter Philip. During that time Lacey wrote his thesis in the area of probability in Banach spaces.
He would also solve a complex problem that was based on the empirical characteristic function of the law of the iterated logarithm. Michael Lacey also has done important work in areas such as probability, ergodic theory, and most notable, harmonic analysis.
Soon after earning his doctorate he would take a position at Louisiana State University. He would soon after move over to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During this time, he and Walter Philip would garner massive acclaim when they unveiled their proof of the almost sure central limit theorem.
Lacey would then head for the University of Indiana from 1989 to 1996. While he was there he was awarded a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. And while at Indiana University, Lacey began investigating the bilinear Hilbert transform. Suffice to say, he wasn’t the only one studying the transform.
Alberto Calderon had also begun his inquiries. That said, in 1996, Lacey and Christoph Thiele won the Salem Prize for solving the transform. In the same year, he would take his skills to the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Michael Lacey | About.me
While at Georgia Tech, as a professor of mathematics in 2004, Lacey would receive a Guggenheim Fellowship for the work he did along side Xiaochun Li. Dr. Lacey also would become an American Mathematical Society fellow in 2012. Lacey’s has contributed an abundance of meaningful mathematical research.
In fact, he’s backed by the National Science Foundation. Additionally, various research institutes including the Simmons Foundation and Fullbright Foundation also support Lacey’s work. Moreover, Lacey has had numerous papers published based on critical issues in the fields of math and science.
Lacey has written on topics that include the Kao Problem, Carleson’s dynamical systems, and central limit theorems, just to name a few.
And without question, the in depth level of comprehension and knowledge displayed over the years has earned Michael Lacey the deserving and worthy title of mathematical genius.