Michael Lacey: A Life Dedicated to Mathematics

Michael Lacey is a mathematician from the United States. He was born on September 26, 1959. In 1987, he received his PhD from the University of Illinois His thesis centered around the complex area of the probability in Banach spaces.

He was under Walter Philipp during his work for his PhD. Most of his postdoctoral work took place at Louisiana State University and University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. In those years he also worked on issues related to harmonic analysis, probability, and ergodic theory. During his time at UNC, Lacey and his mentor Walter Philipp added proof to the central limit theorem.

He took his first permanent position at Indiana University from 1989 to 1996. During his time at Indiana University Michael Lacey was honored with receiving the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

It was at this time, under the fellowship, that he began to study the Bilinear Hilbert Transformation. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

This research eventually led him to winning the Salem Prize along with Christoph Theile. This was a huge accomplishment because at the time this subject was just an assumption made by notable colleagues at the time. Since his time in Indiana he has been a Professor of Mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology.

He continues to receive many honors and recognitions including the GuggenHeim Fellowship in 2004 with his partnership with Xiaochun Li. The American Mathematical Society honored him with a fellowship in 2012.

Michael Lacey’s career has been full of important discoveries to the world of mathematics and academics as a whole.