“Michael Lacey: The Mathematical Matrix Professor For The Ages”

At the young age of only fifty-eight, the renowned mathematician Michael Lacey has won many prestigious awards, authored novels and even solved a complex matter relating to laws of iterated logarithm due to his profound acumen. Lacey is currently a mathematics expert and professor with the University of Georgia Institute of Technology.

Throughout his professional career he has studied and worked the mathematical theories and principles involving harmonic analysis, probability and ergodic theory.

These three areas are considered to be interrelated as scientists have discovered. For example, harmonic data analysis can be applied to substantiate convergence outcomes for ergodic averages for an arithmetic mean.

Lacey attended the University of Illinois where he achieved his Doctor of Philosophy degree. After earning his degree, Lacey was hired at the notable University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here, along with comrade Walter Phillip, presented evidence for his and others belief in the Central Limit Theorem.

The Central Limit Theorem is a statistical hypothesis that asserts providing an adequately large specimen size from a community of people with a predetermined level of divergence, the average of all specimens from the same group or community will be equivalent to the average of the population.

This was a relatively large scientific finding and contribution to the scientific community. Michael Lacey also held a postdoctoral position at LSU. From here, Lacey transferred to Louisiana State University beginning in 1989 and remained for the next seven years. Here he was awarded the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

For his work, regarding solving the Hilbert Transform theory that mimics or shadows the Carleson’s theory that affirms the pointwise merging of Fourier series, he was awarded the Salem Prize.

Michael Lacey  after solving the conjecture and winning the prestigious Salem award, moved to the Georgia Institute of Technology. Here, he serves as a Mathematics Professor and working closely with Professor Xiaochun Li was given a Guggenheim Fellowship. He joined the American Mathematics Society in 2012 as an act of philanthropic works. Read more: Michael Lacey | Mathalliance and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

Here, he regularly contributed in a spectrum of programs including scholarships, international assistance with schools, mathematical research and like programs. From 2012 to 2013 he was involved in the CAS Project for college students facilitating “Related Function Theory and Time-Frequency Analysis program.”

Lacey is well respected among his constituents and continues to contribute to society by imparting his knowledge on students and through his generous work with the AMS.