Michael Thoreau Lacey is a highly-respected mathematician. He studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received a doctorate in 1987. At the university he worked under Walter Philipp’s direction while writing his thesis in probability in Banach spaces. Lacey also solved a complex issue having to do with the empirical characteristic function of iterated logarithm law. He has gone on to do groundbreaking work on ergodic theory, probability and harmonic analysis.
After earning his PhD, Lacey was hired by Louisiana State University. He then moved to the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina. At UNC-Chapel Hill, Lacey and Walter Philipp gained a great deal of attention when they presented proof related to the theorem on almost sure central limit. From 1989 until 1996, Michael Lacey worked at Indiana University. During his time there, he was given a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. While on the fellowship Lacey studied the bilinear Hilbert transform. At the time, the transform was being questioned by Alberto Calderon. Lacey and Christoph Thiele had won the Salem Prize in 1996 for solving the transform.
Michael Lacey has been a Georgia Institute of Technology mathematics professor since 1996. Dr. Lacey received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 for the joint work he did with Xiaochun Li. He became a American Mathematical Society fellow in 2012. Michael Lacey has done a great deal of very important research in mathematics. The National Science Foundation has provided him support for most of it. A number of mathematical research institutes including the Simmons Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation have also supported Lacey’s work. He has had many papers on important issues in science and mathematics published.
Some of the topics Dr. Lacey has researched and written on include the Kao Problem, Carleson’s Theorem, Ergodic Theory, the bilinear Hilbert transform, Bilinear Littlewood Paley Square Functions, the Carleson–Hunt Theorem, dynamical systems, central limit theorems, Levy processes and Laws of the iterated logarithm. Throughout his illustrious career Michael Lacey has demonstrated a deep understanding of some of the most complex mathematical questions of modern times. He’s demonstrated mathematical genius.