Micheal Thoreau Lacey was born on September 26, 1959, much to the benefit of the mathematics community. Lacey is a man who has immersed himself in his passion for the better part of his life, and the byproduct of that passion has had some enormously positive effects on mathematics as a field.
Having a comprehensive understanding of nearly every aspect of math, Lacey is a professional through and through. This understanding has lent itself enormously to both research and higher education. Lacey has contributed to many groundbreaking research efforts while working as a well-loved professor for the Georgia Institue of Technology. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.math.gatech.edu/people/michael-lacey
Lacey’s work has touched on dozens of aspects of mathematics as a field. Probability, harmonic analysis, and ergodic theory are no stranger to Lacey’s brilliant mind. Similarly impressive, Lacey’s doctoral thesis was a detailed study of the probability of Banach spaces, an incredibly complex area by any standard.
Doctorate in had, Lacey applied himself to many more areas of study in the coming years. One of his more distinguished undertakings is his research into the Hilbert transform. Previously a subject of conjecture and widespread debate, Lacey’s research yielded groundbreaking findings.
The study was such a resounding success that Lacey was awarded the Salem Prize for his efforts in 1996.
Lacey’s successes aren’t limited to research efforts, however. Education has also been a large part of Lacey’s professional career. Lacey’s place as a professor of mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology has lodged him in hearts of hundreds of students as a beloved educator and friend.
Even among his most well-loved contemporaries, the praise given by his alumni is absolutely astounding. This talent has been recognized by the mathematics community at a national level. In 2004 Lacey was awarded the honor being a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
This honor confirms what many already knew of the man: That he is among the most dedicate and passionate professionals working today. Even as time marches onward, Lacey refuses to slow down, as he adds feather after to feather to his already exceedingly large cap.