Michael Lacey is an American mathematician who serves as a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Mathematics. His work and research focused on areas relating to probability theory, Banach spaces, harmonic analysis and ergodic theory. One of his mentors during college was the world-renowned mathematician from Austria, Professor Walter Philipp. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://arxiv.org/a/lacey_m_1.html and http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html
In 1988, Michael Lacey was serving as an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina and he and Prof. Philipp had both given their proof of the central limit theorem. He received a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Science Foundation years later and started his research on the bilinear Hilbert transformm, a conjecture of Argentinian mathematician Alberto Calderón.
After collaborating with Prof. Christoph Thiele, a German mathematician who specializes in harmonic analysis, they were able to finally solve the Hilbert transform and were subsequently awarded with the prestigious Salem Prix in 1996.
Lacey was also honored for his joint work with a fellow mathematician named, Xiaochun Li and they received the highly coveted Guggenheim Fellowship in 2012. During that same year, the Georgia Institute of Technology presented Lacey with its Georgia Tech NSF-ADVANCE Mentoring Award for his excellence in mentoring several leading assistant professors of mathematics.
Michael Lacey was born in Texas on September 26, 1959. He was an undergraduate at the University of Texas in Austin, back in 1981 and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Illinois in 1987. Michael Lacey has received many honors and accolades throughout his career.
In 1998, he was invited to Berlin, Germany, to present a 45-minute address at the International Congress of Mathematicians, the largest in the mathematics community.
Only a select few are honored each year to provide a presentation at the International Congress of Mathematicians and the selection process is known to be very stringent.
The brilliance of his teachings, lectures, publications and research have outstandingly helped to contribute to the world of mathematics.