Michael Lacey

The world renowned mathematician, Michael Lacey was born on September 26, 1959. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Michael Lacey right away started working as an assistant professor for many universities in the United States.

His first position as an assistant professor was at the Louisiana State University throughout the years of 1987-1988. He would later transfer to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for just a year.

While Michael Lacey attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his professor was the famous Austrian mathematician, Walter Philipp. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

Walter’s expertise was probability theory and number theory. Lacey and Philipp both gave their final proof of the central limit theorem, something that was unsure of at the time. Walter retired from his position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000.

Throughout 1989 and 1996, Lacey secured a position at the Indiana University. He received his first acknowledgment and honor while working there, a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html and https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey

After his stay at Indiana University, Lacey moved to Atlanta to become an associate professor without tenure at the Georgia Institute of Technology. There, he was awarded with the Prix Salem along with Christopher Thiele for solving the Hilbert transform.

Prior to its completion, the Hilbert transform was basically guesswork for a long time among many mathematicians and was studied by Alberto Pedro Calderón.

Lacey has secured a prominent position with Georgia Tech, he has since become their full professor and continues to mentor and advise many bright undergraduates.

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