Michael Lacey, Continues To Receive Praises, Awards Many Years After Getting His Ph.D

Michael Lacey is a member of the American Mathematical Society, a position he has held since 2012. Being in this list is one of the greatest achievements for Mr. Lacey.

Prior to receiving an invitation to occupy this lofty position, as one of the few elite mathematicians in the country, Michael has had several awards that have shown his prowess in different capacities.

Most of the awards that Lacey has received are conferred to him for his own extraordinary efforts in the field of mathematics. There are others that he has received from colleagues after partnering in certain projects.

Before And After Doctorate

Michael Lacey was born on September 26, 1959. He got his Ph.D. in 1987 after presenting facts that touched on various complex mathematical issues to a panel that was led by Michael’s friend Walter Philipp. Later, Lacey and Philipp worked on a project called the Central Limit Theorem, when they met at the University of North Carolina.

During the thesis presentation back in 1987, Lacey spoke of iterated logarithm law together with its empirical characteristic function.

But as later emerged, Lacey’s thesis had a profound impact on helping many mathematical students solve even harder mathematical problems. Some of the others areas the thesis now touch include harmonic analysis, ergodic theory and the law of probability.

While Michael Lacey was working at Louisiana State University, he met with Philipp and together they proofed to all present that it is possible to trust the central limit theorem. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

He did not stay at Louisiana State University for long thus left for Indiana University. Here, Lacey held different positions and used the 7 years at IU to mentor undergraduates, graduates, and postdocs.

In those seven years, Lacey received the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and at the same time started learning on bilinear Hilbert Transform. He later wrote his book on this. He collaborated with Christoph Thiele on a conjecture project and the two won the Salem Prize.

Immediately after winning the joint award, Michael Lacey left Indiana University. His next stop was at the Georgia Institute Technology as a professor. While here, Lacey received the Guggenheim Fellowship award on a project he worked with a friend called Xiaochun Li.

Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=CVXnps0AAAAJ&hl=en and https://mathalliance.org/mentor/michael-lacey/