Michael Thoreau Lacey is an American mathematician born on September 26, 1959. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987. His final thesis was focused on probability which included information about the Banach spaces. In it he solved a problem with the law of the iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions. Read more: Michael Lacey | About.me
Michael Lacey’s Accomplishments
His work has touched on areas including probability, ergodic theory, and harmonic analysis. After he completed his postdoctoral he accepted positions at Louisiana State University as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While attending UNC, Lacey and Walter Philipp gave their proof involving the central limit theorem.
More Recent Work
From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Lacey held a position at Indiana University. While he was there, he was presented with a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. During the tenure of his fellowship he started studying the bilinear Hilbert transform.
This was during the time that the subject of a conjecture was being studied by Alberto Calderon that Micheal Lacey and Christoph Thieve finally solved in 1996. For this they received the Salem Prize.
Since 1996, Micheal Lacey has been a Professor of Mathematics working for the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004, for the joint work he did with Xiaochun Li.
He then became a fellow member of the prestigious American Mathematical Society. He has had a positive influence in the world of math and will continue to be a leading mind in the complicated world of numbers.
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