Michael Lacy, Gifted Mathematician

Michael Lacey, born in 1959, is a mathematician living in America who has won many awards. It is because these Awards that he has been the director of many Financial grants such as VIGRE and MCTP from the National Science Foundation. He got his doctorate in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has worked on many mathematical serious including the realm of probability, ergodic theory, and harmonic analysis. Additionally, he has a thesis of banach spaces, which is related to the law of iterated logarithms.


Post-doctorate, Michael held spots at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also known as UNC, and at Louisiana State University. At UNC, Michael and Walter Phillipp worked on the central limit theorem: a core tenant of probabilities in the world of mathematics.


At age 30, starting in 1989 at Indiana University, Michael received the National Science Foundation Fellowship. When he was there, he was studying bilinear Hilbert transform, which was only a conjecture at the time (up until 1996). Beginning in ‘96, Michael Lacey has become a professor of math at Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as GIT. In terms of Awards, Michael received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work in tandem with Xiaochun Li.


Finally, as a reward for his hard work over the years, he has also become a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. He laid the foundation for work of other graduate and undergraduate students, as well as post-doctoral. Moreover, Michael has advised lots of undergrads who later became graduates; in total, he has mentored over 10 post doctoral students.

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