Michael Lacey, the famous American mathematician, is known for significant contributions to various branches of mathematics in the forms of the thesis, solving problems, research papers, and more. He has put forward a thesis in the area of Banach spaces and its probability, and interestingly, it explained a problem with reference to empirical characteristic functions of the law of the iterated logarithm.
In the later years, Lacey has also done his research in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, and probability. Most of his findings helped the mathematicians to continue with further studies and resolve many of the problems found in various mathematical branches, especially probability.
Lacey was born in 1959 and earned his Ph.D. from the reputed University of Illinois located at Urbana–Champaign, Illinois, in 1987. Interestingly, he completed his graduation in mathematics from the University of Texas in the year 1981.
Lacey’s works have been published in more than 70 publications, including science journals. Currently, he is working as a full-time professor at the School of Mathematics – Georgia Institute of Technology.
Lacey gives guidance to the students, takes lectures, gives mentoring to fellow mathematicians, represent the university in international mathematics conferences, and more. He collaborated with world’s leading mathematicians to provide solutions to many math problems.
Also, most of the researches conducted by Lacey was supported and funded by the National Science Foundation. For his research, he also received recognition and support from the Fulbright Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, the Salem Prize, the Simons Foundation, and many other mathematical institutes around the world. His career span of 30 years made him collaborating with four universities in full-time.
Lacey started his career with Louisiana State University located in Baton Rouge as an Assistant Professor, immediately after the education. In the later years, he worked with Indiana University, the University of North Carolina, and Georgia Institute of Technology in various faculty roles.
Lacey was visiting professor to many mathematics institutes around the world, including Universite Francois Rabelais – Tours, Institute for Advanced Study, University of British Columbia, Schrödinger Institute – Vienna, University of Crete – Greece, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica – Barcelona, Centre for Advanced Study – Oslo, and more.
He is also a fellow of reputed American Mathematical Society from 2012. Lacey loves traveling and keeps an excellent positive relationship with fellow mathematicians and his students. People find him easily approachable and explaining complex mathematical formulas and theorems in a much simpler that is easily understandable for people from different backgrounds.