Not to be confused with entrepreneur Michael Lacey, Michael Thoreau Lacey, is an American mathematician. Lacey is 57 years old. Lacey was born on September 26, 1959.

Formal Education

Following his completion of high school and college undergraduate work, Michael Lacey was off to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his Ph.D. under the mentorship of statistical mathematician Walter Philipp in 1987.

His doctoral thesis centered upon the topic of probability. To be more exact, he focused on Banach spaces. Lacey actually discovered an actual solution to a famous mathematical law regarding the iterated logarithm. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

Lacey’s Specific Focuses

Numerous sources confirm that over the intervening years, his work concerned such specific subjects as harmonic analysis, probability, and ergodic theory. Lacey’s professional resume features early postdoctoral employment with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Louisiana State University as well.

In fact, there at the University of North Carolina Lacey and Philipp first presented their new proof of the well-known central limit theorem.

Other Information & Positions

Michael Lacey took a position at Indiana University in 1989. He garnered a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship too. While under said fellowship Lacey concentrated on the bilinear Hilbert transform.

This topic had been the “subject of a conjecture” by the now late Argentinian mathematician Alberto Calderon as well. In 1996, aided by Christoph Thiele, Lacey finally found the solution. The competitive collaborators were awarded the well-known Salem Prize for their significant efforts.

Lacey left the institution later that year. Lacey accepted a professorship of mathematics at GIT (the Georgia Institute of Technology).

He is still teaching there as this piece goes to press. Other noteworthy professional highlights to date include Lacey’s being awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his scholastic work with Xiaochun Li back in 2004. Finally, Michael Lacey was named as an official fellow of the well-known American Mathematical Society in 2012.