A Brief Glimpse at Michael Lacey

Michael Thoreau Lacey is an American mathematician, he was born on September 26th, 1959 and received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987. Upon graduating he chose to do his thesis statement on Banach spaces.

He is famous among mathematicians for solving a problem relating to relativity theory called the law of iterated logarithm, which is itself a study of fluctuations of the mathematical object known at random walk. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey |Math Alliance

The first job position he held after receiving his Ph.D. was at Louisiana State University. Lacey then moved to Indiana University where he received the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. He has been a Professor of Mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology since he left Indiana in 1996.

The same year he started working in George, he received the prestigious Salem Prize. Lacey received another grant in 2004 called the Guggenheim Fellowship. The grant is awarded to creative groups or individuals, usually in arts.

Lacey has also been on the other end of the grant process. He has personally overseen the gifting of grants like VIGRE and MCTP and in doing so has supported many students in achieving their educational dreams. Lacey advises students in his office in George on a near daily basis and has been the personal teacher of more than 10 postdocs.

Even with all of his success in the world of probability, his most important work, it is safe to say, is his work in harmonic analysis, which is a sub-type of mathematics dealing with representation of functions as harmonic waves.

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