Of All American Mathematicians, Michael Lacey Has Received Many Awards

Born Michael Thoreau Lacey but commonly known as Michael Lacey is an American mathematician. The man has been in the limelight for many years since he attained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1987. Michael was born on September 26, 1959, in Abilene, TX, USA. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech

Apart from his love for mathematics especially the solving of complex mathematical problems, Michael is also a published author. Although many of his books are in the line of mathematics, others talk about religious matters. A good example is his 2017 book As We Fight: A Weekly Guide Through the Warfare of Worship. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=62509 and http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/

In that book, Michael Lacey tends to divert many people’s attention from his soft approach to the complex mathematical problems into a more-relaxing tone by giving them hope in the spiritual warfare. That shows that although he is a mathematician, he is spiritually sensitive. Michael presented his thesis in 1987 under the supervision of Walter Philipp, whom they later worked together when Mr. Lacey was at his second postdoctoral job.

His thesis touched on very sensitive mathematical matters such as ergodic theory, probability, and harmonic analysis. Other major areas that he didn’t leave out are iterated logarithm law on empirical characteristic function.

After graduating with a doctorate honor, Michael worked for several universities. Some of his earliest stations include Louisiana State University, University of North Carolina, where Lacey met and worked with his friend Walter Philipp, the man who directed his thesis, and the Indiana University.

While at the UNC, Lacey worked with Philipp to proof the Central Limit Theorem. Later, when he was still at Indiana University, where he stayed for 7 years, he worked with Christoph Thiele. The two guys worked on Hilbert transform project since, by this time, there was a lot going around about Alberto Calderon conjecture. They solved it and won the Salem Award in 1996.

After winning the Salem Prize, Michael Lacey moved to Georgia Institute of Technology in 1996. In 2004, Mr. Lacey received the Guggenheim Fellowship award, on a project he worked with Xiaochun Li. Eight years later, Lacey became a member of the elite professionals of the American Mathematical Society.