Michael Lacey – Mathematician

Michael Thoreau Lacey, the American mathematician, was born in 1959. By the age of 28 he received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

His thesis was in probability, more detailed in the iterated logarithm of empirical characteristic functions. From then, he has worked on probability, ergodic theory, and harmonic analysis.

Michael Lacey has worked at the Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 1989 to 1996 he taught at the Indiana University. While there he received a National Science Foundation Fellowship. is work on the subject of conjecture was awarded the coveted Salem Prize in 1996.

The Salem Prize is awarded each year to a young mathematician that shows an outstanding work in the Fourier series. He has taken the time to lecture at other colleges on mathematics too.

Since 1996, Lacey has been a Professor of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has gone on to achieve the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004, which is a grant awarded annually to those “who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.”

He also joined the American Mathematical Society in 2012. The AMS is an association of professional mathematicians that are interested in mathematical research, serving the nation through publications, and advocacy programs.

Lacey is the director of training grants of VIGRE and MCTP. He supports dozens of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs. He advises others in the graduate programs. He has mentored over ten postdocs.

Lacey has dedicated his lifetime building up the base of today’s knowledge in mathematics. He will forever be known for his contribution to the area of probability.

Michael Lacey is an American mathematician, professor, mentor and all around friend to mathematics!