Michael is an American mathematician who has created quite a name for himself, not only in the world of mathematics but as a man and an educator.
He was born on September 26, 1959 and has acquired many accomplishments throughout his career with various individuals and for various attempts within his craft. Mr. Lacey received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with the guidance of Walter Philipp.
His thesis focused on the topics of probability in Banach Spaces. That particular study solved issues related to the law of iterated logarithm for empirical characteristic functions. He also dabbled in the studies of probability, ergodic theory and harmonic analysis. Once he completed his studies he ventured to Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
While serving at UNC he and Walter Philipp gave their proof of the central limit theorem. Mr. Lacey then roamed to Indiana University from 1989-1996 where he received a national science foundation postdoctoral fellowship. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html and https://mathalliance.org/mentor/michael-lacey/
While there he also began a study of the bilinear Hilbert transform which he and Christoph Thiele solved in 1996 which awarded them the Salem Prize. The journey to his pinnacle was impeccable, but it did not stop there, it only improved as he shared his knowledge with others.
Since then he became a professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. During his tenure he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and also became a member of the American Mathematical Society. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia
Not only is he a genius in his field but he has also been a great supporter of those who are hoping to achieve a fraction of his success.
He has been the director of various training grants like VIGRE and MCTP awards from the NSF which has supported many undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students.
Many students have acknowledged that thanks to him being their mentor they have achieved and excelled in their field of study in ways that only he could influence. Mr. Michael Lacey has left quite a legacy for himself, which continues to charge the future of mathematicians to come.