Michael Thoreau Lacey-The Mathematics Genius

Michael Thoreau Lacey is a renowned author, an international speaker, and a respected mathematician based in the US. Lacey spends most of his time coming up with innovative methods and programs that have helped revolutionize Mathematics. At present, Lacey is a Professor of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Education and Career

Born on September 26, 1959, Lacey attended the University of Texas where he graduated with a B.S. in 1981. After his undergraduate studies, the exceptional mathematician joined the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, where he received his Ph.D. in 1987. His thesis focused on probability in Banach spaces. Lacey developed a great interest in solving iterated logarithms puzzles.

Throughout his Ph.D. course, Lacey was under the supervision of Walter Philipp, a celebrated mathematician whose methods and solutions contributed greatly to the development of probability theory. Like Lacey, Walter also holds a record of solving complex problems in analysis and number theory. Over the intervening years, Lacey focused on subjects related to probability, harmonic analysis, and ergodic theory.

After University, Michael Lacey went to serve as an Assistant Professor at the Louisiana State University from 1987 to 1988. He then moved on to work as an Assistant Professor at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his stay at the University, Lacey together with Walter Philipp came up with a formula that showed proof of the central limit theorem.

After serving the University of Carolina for one year, Lacey was called to work as an Assistant Professor at the Indiana University. In 2001, Lacey moved on to Georgia Institute of Technology where he serves as a full-time Professor to date.

Apart from the positions mentioned above, the brilliant mathematician also held other short-term positions in the course of his career. He has also worked in Lund as a Wallenberg Fellow and as an Ordway Professor at the University of Minnesota in 2015. Lacey also worked as a Visiting Professor at Helsinki University and also in the Centre for Advanced Study, Norway. Read more: Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

He also played important roles in Centre de Recerca Mathematical in Barcelona, a program on high-dimensional approximation, and a program on geometric analysis.


During his stint at the Indiana University, Lacey received an NSF (National Science Foundation) Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 1996, during his tenure at the NSF, Lacey alongside Christoph Thiele solved a complex bilinear Hilbert transform related problem. As a result, they jointly received the Salem Prize. Lacey received the Georgia NSF-Advance Mentoring Award in 2012 for his contributions to the world of Mathematics.

Lacey also received the Guggenheim Fellow in 2004, Fulbright Fellowship in 2008, Simons Fellow in 2012, and the American Mathematical Society Fellow in 2013. Lacey is also an eloquent speaker and was invited by the organizers of the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin Germany to give a 45-minute address. He also attends other seminars where he uses his experience to help the world solve its problems through Mathematics.

Lacey continues to share his findings, solutions, and knowledge through lecture, talks, and publications. He has written more than 100 publications.

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