While handling mathematical problems is quite challenging to nearly everyone on earth, Michael Thoreau Lacey does not have the same impression. Born on 26th September 1959, Michael Lacey is an American Mathematician He earned his Ph.D. in this field in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign.
His chief director in this school was Walter Philipp who is also a well-renowned expertise in mathematics. Probability in branch spaces was Lacey’s central thesis in his academic years. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia
However, he also engaged in solving problems related to the law of the iterated logarithm for characteristic empirical functions. This explains why over the years he has primary focus on ergodic theory, harmonic analysis, and topics of probability.
As a result of his Ph.D. level in mathematics, Michael Thoreau Lacey has worked for various institutions holding prominent position. Among the numerous learning institutions he has worked include Louisiana State University, University of North Carolina rooted in Chapel Hill, and Georgina institute of technology. his journey begun in Louisiana State University after which he transferred to UNC where alongside the collaboration of his director Walter Philipp he was able to prove the almost certain central limit theorem.
From 1989 to 1996 Michael Lacey held a postdoctoral position in Indiana University. While at this institute, he was fortunate to receive a national science foundation postdoctoral fellowship.
With this fellowship, he saw the opportunity of studying the bilinear Hilbert transport which yielded great benefit in the field because until then the topic had always been a hard nut to crack. As a result of his discovery in this area, Lacey together with his good friend Christoph Thiele was awarded the Salem Prize which occurred in 1996. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CVXnps0AAAAJ&hl=en and https://mathalliance.org/mentor/michael-lacey/
It is after this that he joined the Georgia Institute of technology as a professor of mathematics. For a second time but now in 2004, Michael Thoreau Lacey received another fellowship titled the Guggenheim Fellowship.
The most recent achievement of this great mathematician which took place six years ago is becoming a member of the American Mathematical Society. Such a journey justifies his role as a mentor in the field of mathematics today.